Jonathan Bailey was born in Grange Hill, Westmoreland Jamaica on March 11th 1953. He passed on January 8th 2021. He is the son of Daisy Bailey (deceased) and Rupert Bailey (deceased). He went to Grange Hill Elementary and Junior High School. Jonathan, who was known by family and friends as Chappie was a skilled auto mechanic who first learned his trade at Igal Mechanic Shop in Westmoreland Jamaica. Jonathan loved being a mechanic. He maintained and managed his own shop while in Jamaica and later after immigrating to America, worked at Mount Auburn Mobile for over 30 years. Jonathan, helped many people while here, often times going above and beyond when those around him needed assistance. When he wasn’t working, which wasn’t often, he enjoyed playing dominoes with family and friends, listening to Reggae and other music, watching old Kung-fu movies, attending family gatherings, and catching up on local network and cable news.
Jonathan is survived by his loving wife Pearline Lewis, his children Mark Bailey and Maureen Folkes Watson and her husband Valentine Watson and his grand daughter Victoria Watson. He is also survived by his sisters Yvonne Bailey, Lorna Bailey, Valerie Wolfe, Evelyn McCalla, brothers Seymour Bailey, George Bailey, Milton Bailey, Dennis Bailey, and Peter Bailey, his countless nieces and nephews and his numerous sisters and brothers in law.
Chappie was a dutiful husband and father, and even through sickness provided and cared for his family until the end. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him.
Due to COVID restrictions, social distancing will be enforced. There will be a service limited to close immediate family, however all are encouraged to watch the service via Zoom (the Zoom conferencing will start 15 minutes before the service), then join the family at the time of Burial at Oak Lawn Cemetery directly after the service. Please remain in your car at the burial site and follow social distancing guidelines.
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