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Donations received will support scholarships at Brother Torris Bailey's alma mater, Morehouse College

In memory of Torris Bailey

Born in Eatonton, GA on September 10, 1949, to Grady Terrell Bailey and Jessie Mae Bailey. He was the youngest of seven children. He and his sister Alice had green eyes.

He enjoyed working outside with his Dad, Grady.

He graduated from Butler-Baker High School and from Morehouse with a degree in Political Science.

While at Morehouse, he pledged Kappa Alpha Psi in 1969 and was a member of The Sly 25.

His first full-time job after college was as a Sales Manager at GoodYear Tire and Rubber Company in Atlanta, GA.

He was one of the first black employees hired by The Hartford Insurance to work in their claims department. After 14 years at The Hartford, he moved over to Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, who would later merge with the parent company, Allianz. He worked for them for 32 years.

He met a young lady while working at The Hartford. They would eventually marry in 1985 after he took a promotion as a Claims Manager to leave Atlanta, GA and move to Cincinnati, Ohio. Her name is Ellen. They were married for over 37 years.

His son was born March 24, 1987 in Cincinnati, Ohio. His name is Jared. He enjoyed playing sports with his son, teaching him about Eatonton, and watching the Los Angeles Lakers play.

He was a member of Saint Phillips for over 20 years and served on the George Moore-Sarah Allen Usher Board.

While his son played travel baseball and high school baseball, he took on the responsibility of announcing home games. He was known as The Voice of Tucker Baseball at Tucker High School.

He loved his family very dearly and always wanted to see them happy

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