Melvin Jackson Bailey
Melvin Jackson Bailey was born on April 8, 1939, to Newt and Muriel Bailey. He passed away peacefully at home on October 24, 2022, with family by his side.
In 1964, he married Linda Burford, who happened to be his best friend’s sister. He had three children who were his pride and joy.
Anyone who knew Melvin had a story to tell, most of which cannot be repeated in public. He was an absolute character! He would do anything for a laugh and did not mind being the center of attention.
He was known for his “Brut Strength” and “Popeye” arms. Melvin had the strength of an oxe and a heart of gold. He was a very generous man, giving his time or money to anyone that needed it.
He was loved by so many and had a life very well lived.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Sue Bailey; daughter, Melinda Goodson and her husband, Jeff; daughter-in-law, Lola Johnson; grandkids, Alex Bergvall, Erik Bergvall, Cole Goodson, Bryce Bailey, Lauren Moore Stringer and her husband, Casey, and Colin Moore; and great-grandbaby, Scarlytte Stringer.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Newton Henry Bailey and Muriel Williams Bailey; brother, David H. Bailey; son, Bill Bailey; and daughter, Becky Bailey.
A gathering of Mr. Bailey’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His graveside service will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 27, 2022, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont.
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
- 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
- October 26, 2022
- 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
- 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
- October 27, 2022
- 11:00 am