Harold Joseph Bailey, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021, at the age of 76. Born on November 8, 1944 in New Orleans, LA. He was a lifelong resident of Laplace, LA. Beloved husband of Roberta Perilloux Bailey for 57 years. Father of Shellie B. Hymel (John) and Jamey Bailey (Randie). Grandfather of Chelsey H. Ricks (Patrick), Austin Hymel, and Ashlyn H. Forest (Christopher). Adoring Great Grandfather of Eli Joseph and Camille Catherine Ricks. He is survived by his brother Ferrell Bailey, and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. Son of the late Albert Joseph Bailey and Victorine A. Bailey. Brother of the late siblings and spouses: Albert Bailey (Karen), Ernest Bailey (June), and Ida Mae B. Vice (Sidney). Harold served as a member of the Army National Guard. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a welder by trade and enjoyed making sausage. His true passion was farming. He loved nature and spent every day on his tractor. For many years in his farming career, he sold produce to vendors at the French Market in New Orleans and owned his own business selling the fruits and vegetables he grew. His produce was enjoyed by all nearby, as well as many states away. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at St. Joan of Arc Church, 529 W. 5th Street, Laplace, LA at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, with a funeral service following at 12:00 pm. In accordance with the CDC guidelines for COVID-19 all in attendance must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Interment will be in St. John Memorial Gardens, 2205 W. Airline Hwy, Laplace, LA. Final Arrangements entrusted to Patrick H. Sanders Funeral Home & Funeral Directors, Inc. 605 Main Street, LaPlace, LA. For information 985-359-1919. “Providing Care & Comfort is Our Highest Mission.”
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