Jackson Gray Bailey, age 27, of Sandy Springs, was received into God's Kingdom Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021.
He is survived by his parents, Don and Chelle Bailey; his brother, William (Hannah) Bailey; his sister, Madison (Augie) Dellapi; and his nephews, Liam and Alec Bailey. Additional survivors include his aunt, Karen (Johnny) Dawson of Thomaston; his uncle, Mark Yarbrough of Gainesville; his grandmother, Mary Sanderson of Thomaston; his grandfather, Jay Slothower of Aiken, S.C.; his great aunt, Judy Presley of Gainesville; great uncle, Jimmy Jones of Gainesville; and cousins.
Gray was preceded in death by his grandparents, Janet Carol Slothower, Robert C. Yarbrough, Donald Clarence Bailey, and William (Bill) Russell Sanderson.
Gray was born June 9, 1994, in Augusta. He graduated from Lakeside High School in Augusta and graduated from the University of Georgia Terry College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Gray’s passions included hiking, especially in Highlands, N.C., golfing with his dad, camping, fishing, tubing down the river, jumping off waterfalls, and finding adventures wherever he was. He treasured spending time with his family and making random visits to his parents’ and sister’s house. Gray adored his dog, Murphy, and enjoyed taking him to various dog parks.
Gray was always willing to help friends and family, whether it was using his truck to help them move, assisting with home repairs and yard work, or just being there to listen. In his youth, he went on mission trips to Jamaica, competed in cross country running and lacrosse, played the drums, and swam on the swim team.
In his career, he worked at 3Ci in Sandy Springs as a talent specialist, and previously at MAU Workforce Solutions in Aiken, S.C. as a staffing specialist. He was a brother in Chi Phi Fraternity at the University of Georgia, member of Aiken Young Professionals, and a volunteer at Goodwill Industries.
The Celebration of Life was held Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at Hart’s at the Cupola in Macon. Visitation was prior to the Celebration of Life. Burial followed the service at Valley Grove Baptist Church, 1372 Atwater Road in Thomaston.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gray’s honor to the American Heart Association at heart.org/?form=donate.
Please visit hartsmort.com to express condolences.
Hart’s at the Cupola, Hart's Mortuary and Cremation Center, 6324 Peake Road, Macon, Ga. 31210 was in charge of the arrangements.