Leslie S. Bayliss Jr.

July 31, 1943March 7, 2011

Leslie S. Bayliss Jr. age 67 a 30 year resident of Hazel Park, Michigan died Monday March 7, 2011. Leslie was born July 31, 1943 in Pontiac, Michigan, he is survived by his children Wendy Hansen of Clay, Michigan and Brian (Renee) Bayliss of Hazel Park, Michigan. Grandfather of Samantha, Brian Jr. and Kyle and great grandfather of Jason. Long time companion of Helen Zielke of St. Helen, Michigan.Leslie was predeceased by his brother the late Robert Bayliss and his sister the late Barbara Latchaw. Visitation Friday March 11, 2011 from 5 - 8 p.m and Saturday March 12, 2011 from 2-8 p.m. with funeral services Sunday March 13, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home 30351 Dequindre Madison Heights, Michigan. Interment Monday March 14, 2011 12:30 p.m. at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan. Leslie retried from Chrysler Corporation - Sterling Stamping in 1996 after 33 1/3 years, he is a veteran of the Army, Vietnam and a member of the Madison Heights V.F.W. Post 9507, the Madison Heights Eagles #3206 and the St. Helen American Legion. Memorials to Madison Heights V.F.W. Post 9507.


  • Visitation Friday, March 11, 2011
  • Visitation Saturday, March 12, 2011
  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 13, 2011

Leslie S. Bayliss Jr.

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Wendy Hansen

March 31, 2011

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998

Amelia Hacker

March 14, 2011

R.I.P grandpa bayliss.
i love you dearly and you will be greatly missed.
you were an amazing man.
you will live on in our hearts forever.
we juss have to remember all the great times with you.
...i love you.

Johnny Thompson Jr.

March 13, 2011

We are so sorry for your loss. Les was great man and will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Johnny & Carol Ann Thompson

Robert Bayliss

March 12, 2011

Some our families fondest memories are coming up North in the summer to stay up in the cabin in St. Helen with you. You will be missed terribly. Breaks our hearts that you will never meet the newest Bayliss. But your legacy of being such a wonderful man and uncle will never be forgotten amongst us or our children. We are greatful for all the time we were able to share with you although it doesn't seem like enough! You will be in our hearts forever.

Vicki Paquette

March 11, 2011

I will miss you Les, I know I have only known you for a short time. You were a great guy, and I will miss you. I had a great time when I was with you and Wendy up north at the cabin. You have raised 2 wonderful children. You will be missed!
Love Vicki

Brenda Ferns

March 10, 2011

My memories are of the younger years when we all visited at Grandma's and our parents left us together for you to be the babysitter, that is when I grew to know you and love you,so many years ago. I looked up to you and Bob. Now you will be together again united in heaven. I will miss you Les Jr. you will remain in my heart for always Love you cuz...God's Blessings to your family

Sheila Young

March 10, 2011

Your In My Prayers And Thoughts

Sheila Young

March 10, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss and i will pray for grandpa b and the rest of the family... I
lost my father in january and i am still lost... I think of it as that he is in a better place and will look down and be with you always and will love you even more than when he was here... I Love you guys and again you will be in my prayers

Samantha Hansen

March 10, 2011

to the best grandpa sucks that you had 2 go..but i know you are in heaven breathing better and also looking down on all of us..your family and your extended family..i will never forget you you were the best man in the world and would do anything for me or your family..i pray that this isn't real but i no it is

your granddaughter