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“I was saddened to hear about Mary. She was a wonderful person with a heart of gold. She was kind and generous and would help anyone in a time of need...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Barry Wood - Bogalusa, LA

“So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Gordon and Eloise Anderson

“RIP Ms Mary. It was a privilege to have been able to work with Mary at S&W for 13 years. Mary was the most caring and passionate person I know. She...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Carolyn Slagle - Defiance's, OH

“My husband worked with Mary at the Holiday Inn and at S&W. She became one of the most special and beloved friends we ever had. Thanks for all the...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: L. Carol Martin - Hammond, LA

“I didn't know Aunt Mary very good but she always made me feel welcome. Her and the family had there ups and downs but when it came down to it she...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Jennifer Kieff Kieff - Loranger, LA

“Mary was so kind and was so generous. May God Bless You All! Love Barbara Steevns ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Barbara Stevens - Amite, LA

“Sorry! Many ride drives on dusty bus roads! Praying for y'all!❤❤ ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Glynn Fendlason - Springfield, LA

“I have very fond memories of Mary Swimming in the creek. Sitting on the hill. Very peaceful there. My late father always said Mary could cut a...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Irma Vinterella Vinterella - LA

“There is so much to say about Mary. Mary had such a beautiful soul. We have so many beautiful memories of her that we will always treasure God...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Wendy and Ron Stull Stull-Milordis - FL

“Ms. Mary was truly one of a kind. I have known and worked with her for nearly 30 years. She would give you the shirt off her back if you were in...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Melanie Jarreau - Hammond, LA


Mary Ellen Bailey of Loranger, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the age of 76. She was born on Tuesday, January 23, 1945, in Loranger, Louisiana. Mary fought the good fight, she has finished the race and she has kept the faith. She will be missed for all her love and generosity.

Mary is survived by her siblings, Evelyn Gatlin, Carroll Bailey, Carter Bailey, Charles Bailey, Glenda McLain, Dale Bailey, and Agnes Cardinale; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary was previously employed by S&W Wholesale Foods where the staff and customers were her extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Corrie David and Ella Mae Stevens Bailey; and siblings, Norma Jean Kuhn and Rovella Kelly.

Visitation for Family and Friends will be on Sunday, June 13, 2021 from 12:00 pm until the Funeral Service begins at 2:00 pm at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, La.70401.

Interment will follow at Joiner Cemetery in Loranger, Louisiana.

An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.