Jackie Bays, 68, of Halfway passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020, in his home.  

He was born July 29, 1951, in Springfield to Clarence and Rosa Bays.  

He was united in marriage to Janet Harris on May 6, 1988.  

Jackie was saved at Van Town Missionary Baptist Church in 1965, under Bro. Abe Wagner’s preaching, and was called to preach a few years later. He was ordained a few years back. He is a member of Fair Play Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kent Bays.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Bays of the home; two sisters, Janice Powell (John) and Gloria Fay Simpson, all of Bolivar; four brothers, Larry Bays and Garry Bays (Bonnie), all of Bolivar, Rodney Bays and Alan Bays (Sheila), all of Halfway; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, June 22, at Pitts Chapel, with Bro. Byron Willis officiating. Burial was at Schofield Cemetery, Halfway. Online condolences may be made at greenlawnfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Pitts Chapel, Bolivar.

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