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Footprints: Ralston Bailey - Havendale loses caring community member

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 6:00 AM
Ralston Bailey

Belgrade Heights, Havendale, lost a jovial, helpful, calm, and God-fearing community member.

Ralston Christopher Bailey, otherwise called 'Chris' or 'Stephan', was a security guard and a taxi operator who plied the Half-Way Tree to New Kingston route.

Born on June 4, 1974, in Water Lane, Clarendon, to parents Eutershia McLeod and Roy Bailey, Ralston was taught to have manners and be caring from an early age.

"He was always respectful to everyone," his sister Claudia shared.

Ralston was a brother, an uncle, a confidant, and a friend to many. Claudia, Jean, Joan, and Cherry mourn the loss of their brother by reflecting on some of the happy moments they had with him.

"When my sister Jean came from abroad he would try to make everyone laugh because he was always happy," Claudia said.

Ralston was just all smiles ... one of the best persons anyone will ever meet.

"When he comes to my house he would ask for food. That's just how he was," Claudia reflected.

Errol, Desmond, Wayne, Winston, Terry, and funny enough another brother called Errol, were all happy to know and love Ralston.

On Friday, June 19, Ralston had complications breathing due to an asthma attack. He died shortly afterwards. There will be a thanksgiving service for him on July 26.

Ralston predeceased his mother, who loved him dearly. "He is mom's baby and he would always kiss her and hug her every time," Claudia said.

"Ralston was respected by the simplest to the greatest."

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