Good Samaritan's Family Needs Help

$36,100 of $36,000 goal

Raised by 516 people in 23 months
Gulf Breeze resident, Father and beloved husband Mike Bailey passed away last night doing what he did best, helping others. True to his Good Samaritan nature, he was helping car accident victims on the side of the road when he was struck by an oncoming car. He was rushed to the hospital but died from his injuries at Sacred Heart later that evening.

Mike was a favorite among his coworkers here at RE/MAX America's Top Realty and his second job Lowes on Gulf Breeze Pkwy. He had an infectious smile and always brightened the mood in any room he walked in to. The 29 year old Chicago native had a wonderful sense of humor and worked tirelessly at three jobs to support his growing family. The loss is painful for all that had the privilege to know him.

Mike leaves behind his grieving family, two sons, Trae 7 years old, Jaesyn 5 years old and his wife Julia who is expecting their third son.

The Bailey family needs our help. His two boys attend Oriole Beach Elementary in 2nd grade and kindergarten. Julia Bailey is currently on doctor prescribed bed rest for her pregnancy. Mike was the sole provider for the family.

Anything you can give will help this family with the financial burden of navigating their new unexpected reality.
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The go fund me page keeps growing. We are so appreciative of everyone that has reached out with kind words and support for the family. The number here has surpassed what we ever imagined it would. However, it is a little off. Lot's of the community has stopped by our offices this past week with notes and encouragement for Julia and the boys. And I would like to thank them as well. A benefit lunch for Mike was held yesterday and we were told the response from the community wanting to give was so large that they ran out of food. What stands out to us is that most of these people did not get the chance to meet Mike. But they wanted to honor his story by doing the same, helping someone they did not know.
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I had shared this with a few of Michael's family at the funeral and I wanted to let this community know as well. The shares of this story are almost at 4,000 but the actual page views are at almost 56,000. Michael's story has reached people beyond what we could have imagined. Thank you for continuing to share his story.
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When we set up this gofundme in honor of Mike for Julie and the boys we knew our community would pull through for this sweet family. We live in a great town. However, we had no idea how many people would be moved by Mike's story. Every time we have to move up the goal we tear up in gratitude for the generous contributions. We spoke to Julie, his wife, and she is so incredibly grateful for the outpouring of love to her and the boys.

Thank you to all the contributors and to the people that have taken the time to share his story. It has made all the difference in the world.
Mike Bailey (always smiling) :)
Mike, Julie and the boys
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Clay Copeland
23 months ago

Any one that wishes can drop off cash at Lowe's. We have started collecting.

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Darlene Hammond
23 months ago
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Hi Katie. We are collecting at our office Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions 850 934 4449 RE/MAX America's Top Realty 2777 Gulf Breeze Pkwy He also has a donation jar in his honor at Lowes on Gulf Breeze Pkwy.

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Lisa Schulz Glenn
23 months ago
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My heart goes out to this family though I do not know them. As many I hold them in my prayers. I came back to see how the gofundme was doing and tears began in my eyes. People loving on others! It doesn't have to be great amounts...it all adds up. " Little is much when God is in it!"

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Clay Copeland
23 months ago
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The Gulf Breeze Lowe's.

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Tonya Kay
23 months ago
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Rachael, I am Michael's aunt. His service is Tuesday, January 17th at 1 PM at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church. The ceremony will follow. The address is 75 Fairpoint Drive in Gulf Breeze. We can't express enough how overwhelmed we are for the love and support for Michael and his family. God bless you all!

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Donna King-Smith
23 months ago
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Hi Darlene, I will be coming by and donating. I tried to do it on this site on facebook and it wouldn't work. My prayers to you guys and the family.

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Gary Kelly
23 months ago
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Mike will surely be missed. The Kelly Family and Lowe's of Gulf Breeze.

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Jenna Hamel
23 months ago
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Hi Katie. His workplace is collecting for his family. You are more to welcome to drop off there. RE/MAX America's Top Realty 2777 Gulf Breeze Pkwy Gulf Breeze Fl 32563

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Katie Barnes
23 months ago
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Is there a place in Gulf Breeze where I could drop off a check or cash?

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Amy Huskisson
23 months ago
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I didn't know Mike or his wife, but his mother was a very close friend of mine during our high school years. Toni I can not express how sorry I am I cant imagine what you are going through but remember he is your guardian angel now and all of your friends old and new are and have been praying for you and the rest of the family. God Bless Amy (Coile) Huskisson

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Darlene Hammond
23 months ago
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Yesterday's service for Mike was beautiful. Thank you to all who came to support the family and close friends. After meeting Mike and Julia's family it makes sense why he was as wonderful as he was.

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Shelly Agnew
23 months ago
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I am so blessed to have known and worked with Mike at Lowe's. What a blessing to see Our Loving Community Come Together For The Bailey Family. And The Outpouring Love and Kind Words and Giving From People All Over The US. What A Great Country We Live In!! Mike is Smiling Down On Us Shelly Agnew

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Donna King-Smith
23 months ago
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I was able to go online and donate. I also have another donation from University Lending Group I will be dropping off.

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Darlene Hammond
23 months ago
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Tuesday January 17th at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church 75 Fairpoint Dr, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 Visiting @ 1pm Memorial @ 2pm

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Darlene Hammond
23 months ago
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The visitation for Mike will be at 1pm in the sanctuary at GBUMC. The memorial service will be at 2pm, Rev Ruth Knights will officiate.

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Rachael Limousin
23 months ago
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Does anyone have information on funeral services?

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Dominic & Lnda Guadagnoli
22 months ago
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Our hearts go out to all of you. You will be in our hearts and prayers. May God give you the strength you need each minute of the day

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22 months ago
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Clay Copeland
23 months ago

Any one that wishes can drop off cash at Lowe's. We have started collecting.

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Darlene Hammond
23 months ago
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Hi Katie. We are collecting at our office Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions 850 934 4449 RE/MAX America's Top Realty 2777 Gulf Breeze Pkwy He also has a donation jar in his honor at Lowes on Gulf Breeze Pkwy.

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Lisa Schulz Glenn
23 months ago
4
4

My heart goes out to this family though I do not know them. As many I hold them in my prayers. I came back to see how the gofundme was doing and tears began in my eyes. People loving on others! It doesn't have to be great amounts...it all adds up. " Little is much when God is in it!"

+ Read More
Clay Copeland
23 months ago
4
4

The Gulf Breeze Lowe's.

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Tonya Kay
23 months ago
3
3

Rachael, I am Michael's aunt. His service is Tuesday, January 17th at 1 PM at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church. The ceremony will follow. The address is 75 Fairpoint Drive in Gulf Breeze. We can't express enough how overwhelmed we are for the love and support for Michael and his family. God bless you all!

+ Read More
Donna King-Smith
23 months ago
3
3

Hi Darlene, I will be coming by and donating. I tried to do it on this site on facebook and it wouldn't work. My prayers to you guys and the family.

+ Read More
Gary Kelly
23 months ago
3
3

Mike will surely be missed. The Kelly Family and Lowe's of Gulf Breeze.

+ Read More
Jenna Hamel
23 months ago
3
3

Hi Katie. His workplace is collecting for his family. You are more to welcome to drop off there. RE/MAX America's Top Realty 2777 Gulf Breeze Pkwy Gulf Breeze Fl 32563

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Katie Barnes
23 months ago
2
2

Is there a place in Gulf Breeze where I could drop off a check or cash?

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Amy Huskisson
23 months ago
1
1

I didn't know Mike or his wife, but his mother was a very close friend of mine during our high school years. Toni I can not express how sorry I am I cant imagine what you are going through but remember he is your guardian angel now and all of your friends old and new are and have been praying for you and the rest of the family. God Bless Amy (Coile) Huskisson

+ Read More
Darlene Hammond
23 months ago
1
1

Yesterday's service for Mike was beautiful. Thank you to all who came to support the family and close friends. After meeting Mike and Julia's family it makes sense why he was as wonderful as he was.

+ Read More
Shelly Agnew
23 months ago
1
1

I am so blessed to have known and worked with Mike at Lowe's. What a blessing to see Our Loving Community Come Together For The Bailey Family. And The Outpouring Love and Kind Words and Giving From People All Over The US. What A Great Country We Live In!! Mike is Smiling Down On Us Shelly Agnew

+ Read More
Donna King-Smith
23 months ago
1
1

I was able to go online and donate. I also have another donation from University Lending Group I will be dropping off.

+ Read More
Darlene Hammond
23 months ago
1
1

Tuesday January 17th at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church 75 Fairpoint Dr, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 Visiting @ 1pm Memorial @ 2pm

+ Read More
Darlene Hammond
23 months ago
1
1

The visitation for Mike will be at 1pm in the sanctuary at GBUMC. The memorial service will be at 2pm, Rev Ruth Knights will officiate.

+ Read More
Rachael Limousin
23 months ago
1
1

Does anyone have information on funeral services?

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