Rev. Dennis Bailey Sr.

July 28, 1956November 15, 2020

PEORIA ~ Rev. Dennis Bailey Sr., 64, of Peoria, passed away peacefully at 5:42 p.m. Sunday, November 15, 2020 at the OSF Richard Owens Hospice House. Dennis was born July 28, 1956 in Peoria to Walter and Pearline (Bailey) McCall. She survives. He married Lisa Jeanette Smith on May 7, 1985. He was the love of her life. She survives Also surviving are one son, Dennis Bailey Jr. of Peoria; two grandchildren, Dennis Bailey III and Arianna Denae Bailey both of Peoria; six sisters, Denise “Duck” (Bobbie Marshall) Sanders of Davenport, Iowa, Darcy (Todd Johnson) McCall, Lisa and Toni McCall, Marcia (Archie) Williams of Peoria; three brothers, Dwane Bailey, Minister Bradford McCall , Terrance (Ann) McCall all of Peoria. One “favorite” sister-in-law Debrina Smith and two “daughters” Alexa and Lisa Smith all of Bloomington and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his step- father, Walter McCall one sister, Diane McCall, three brothers, Ray Bailey, Ruben Bailey, Kenneth McCall. Dennis worked for Cast Technologies as a welder for 10 years retiring in 2010, where he was the Union President. He was a member of Christian Family Center Church/ Heavens View Church in Peoria where he preached his first sermon after he was called by the Lord to preach the gospel. Dennis loved music and played the guitar for many groups around the Peoria area including the Majestic Sons of Zion. He volunteered around Peoria Community for many years, including The Prisoner Outreach Program, He will be greatly missed but those of us who know the Lord will see him again. A Memorial Service will be held Friday 11/20/20 at Faith Missionary Baptist Church 3020 Rohmann Ave West Peoria Il 61604 Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory Pekin. In lieu of flowers memorials contributions may be made to donors’ choice or Ball for Life 7v7 (youth outreach program). To express condolences online, visit



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Denise Sanders

November 22, 2020

My Big Brother ♥
My last call from you 10/10/20
The conversation was breath taking. You sounded amazing. If I knew this would have been my last time talking to you I would have stayed on there longer. You made me heart ❤ so happy talking to you.
You said Hey Duck. I'm just calling my Big sister to tell you how much I love you. I said I love you so much Brother. We laughed I can see him Smiling through the phone call. Then you waited on me to say Goodbye. Thank you for that .I watched the 😇 angels take you home. I love you so so much .and I know you are Rejoicing with Dad, Ray Ruben, Diane. We will all be together when the God say its time. Pain free praise the Lord

Lisa Feagin

November 19, 2020

He will definitely be missed, such a beautiful soul


November 19, 2020

Words can not express how much we will miss you!!! Your presence/impact in our lives will never be forgotten ❤️

I know you’re rejoicing with Mom, Dad, De’Arco, Lottie, Sheldon and other family/friends. Even though it hurts you’re no longer here with us on Earth I’m grateful I’ll see my “favorite brother-in-law” again one day !!

We’ll always look out for Lisa (when she’s not kicking me out) Trey, Ari & Jr just like you always looked out for us. We thank God for blessing us with you.

Love you forever.....your favorite sister-in-law & crew

Psalm 147:3
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.


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