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Arailyn Davidson

I love how she would show up to my house to pick up my sister Makailyn so her and Cameron can hang out and I love her. I would always run out to her being so happy just to see her and say hi rest in peace Bailey Alexis Ann Kennedy, we all miss you

Cameron Hallmark

My momma was an amazing woman and if you knew her you were one lucky person, she lit up every room she walked in no matter what the occasion was, she will be truly missed by many people. sweet dreams momma rest easy pretty girl.

Marianne Trossbach Carter

Lori, I am so sorry for your loss of Baileigh. May God comfort you and your family. Over time may He strengthen your memories and weaken your grief.

Jen Bennett

What a beautiful person inside and out. Lori I am wrapping you and your family and all her loved ones in prayers 🙏🙏🙏🙏♥️ I’m so so sorry for your loss, and May she Rest In Peace 🙏🕊️

Dianne Febles

Buster - please know that my thought are with you and Lori. I remember Baileigh as a young girl. She was so joyful and I am sure she will live on through her children. May happy memories of Baileigh sustain you through your grief. Peace.

Peter and Jackie Martin

We have been greatly saddened to learn of the passing from this life of Baileigh. Please accept our prayers and sincerest condolences. We know that Jesus has accepted her in His arms, and in that assurance we pray that her extended family will find peace.

Laurie& Geff Gable

we have only known you 6yrs, but you were a sweet caring personyou will be missed and my deegan will miss you.

Paula Porterfield-Izzo

There are no adequate words. My heart breaks for your family over this tragic loss. Your precious family along with Baleigh have been foremost and constant in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for the Peace and comfort of Jesus Christ.

Sisters Elizabeth,, Barbara, and Martha

Buster, Lori and family. You know Baileigh and all of you are in our hearts and prayers .We will always with so much energy and love for all. You now will have her presence when you least expect her. God will send her to you. Love, the 3 nuns

Belinda Nease

Dearest Lori, Words cannot express such a loss for your family. I am so sorry that you are not only experiencing this but will continue to for the unforeseen future. You are more than loved and prayed over.

Susan Gill

Lori, I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. I pray you and your family find peace and comfort in the memories and know Baileigh will live on in your hearts.

Maria Jerez-Amador

To me you will always be that 13 years old girl that befriended my daughter when we firs moved to Fernandina and you were both at St Michael Academy. I wil always remember your spirit and smile. Rest in the arms of the Lord, you are home now.

Marianne Doyle and Casey Doyle

May Our Lady hold your family in peace and ease your sorrow!

Lashandra Richardson

Baileigh you sure enough left an impact on everyone you ever came across. I was lucky to have known you, our birthdays are just days apart & although adulthood took us farther apart I’m so glad I got to see you when you came into my job a few months ago. My sincere condolences to your family, loved ones, and friends. Rest well baby girl 🕊️

Wayne, Wanda and Kyle Patterson

Buster and Lori our hearts are heavy at the loss of Baileigh, keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Melissa Platt Edwards

Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Michael Love

Lori, I am so sorry for the loss of Baileigh. I have such good memories of her when I lived next-door to your parents. May God‘s love protect and keep you.

Lisa Lohman Spicola

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Such inadequate words for the death of a loved one, especially your child. Have you in my heart and praying for strength and peace for you all.

Lora and Tony Balsamo

Our Prayers for Peace and Comfort!

Valencia Dubberly Gower

Lori, I am so sorry to hear of your daughter's passing. There will always be a hole in your heart. May God's love and comfort rest there for you.

Alisha Brown

My sincere condolences to Baileigh's children and her family. The Elm Street Little League parking lot will never be the same (she always made her "own" parking space). She was indeed a joy to be around and a huge supporter of the Elm Street Little League softball program. I'll miss her infectious laugh.

Cathy Lewis

Know our prayers and love are with the family and such a good family . The loss of Baileigh is unfathomable but she knew she was loved by many, especially her family. Peace be with you today, tomorrow and forever.

Mike and Kim marsh

My beautiful baileigh Alexis Ann what a beautiful person and soul great mother and friend . I will miss you so much but your children will know what a wonderful person you are always.

Bridget & Tony Crews

I’ve watched Bayleigh grow up…she always had a smile and a Hi Mrs. Crews! Beautiful young woman, amazing Mama to her 3 children and a precious daughter to her parents. Her spirit and love of life will live on in her children!

John Hornsby

Loved coaching her boy. She was a shining light at every baseball game. She brought fun and laughter to every occasion. She will certainly be missed. Love you myfriend

Talbert family

So many memories and conversations with the kids at Saint Michaels and through sports. You loved unconditionally and had the best heart of anybody. May your light shine bright among those you left on earth. We are praying for all who mourn during this time.

Margo Story

My sincere condolences to Lori & the family......may the perpetual light shine upon Baileigh.

Charzetta Washington

This girl knew how to light up a room she had a beautiful smile and contagious laugh. Get your rest my sweet Baileigh you were truly loved and will be missed by many. May god cover your family and children

Melodie Nevarez

I Love you Baileigh. God places you in my life knowing we needed each other even if we were both hard headed at first. You will love on forever in our hearts. I know Heaven just got a little more beautiful with you in it.

Patricia and Valarie Jenkins

Words can’t describe how are hearts feeling Baileigh. Memories of the St. Michael’s Academy days, the trips, cheerleading, softball, the dances, the sleepovers. We were just like family. Your smile, laughter and energy knew no bounds. Until we meet again. We love you. Patty and Val

Tony & Kim Brown

Lori, Buster, Christopher, Carla and Rachel, we are so sorry to hear of Bailey's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and pray that the Lord will help heal your hearts.

Holly Taylor

My sweet, beautiful, loving niece, I can’t believe you are gone from us but I know you are in heaven. I will miss you so much ! Your giggle like laugh and your sweet smile.

Michelle Scarberry

I am so terribly sorry for your loss. The whole town has shaken from this. I will always cherish growing up with her. St Michaels was a huge part of my childhood. The majority of my core childhood memories have Baileigh in there. Whether it was at my house dressing my little brother up in girl make up. Traveling to Orlando for a trip with St Michaels. Playing softball and basketball. I will miss running into you and Mrs Lori in the store and catching up. I’m so grateful you got to see my sweet baby before you went to our forever home. Save a seat and a big drink for me. Watch over us. We will forever be grateful for you loving spirit. The good die young.

David Althouse

Lori, Buster, Chris, Carla, and Rachel...I'm so sorry to learn of Baileigh's, passing. I'm sure, y'all are absolutely devastated, but at the same time, I know, as I'm sure y'all do, that she is rejoicing in the arms of our Lord. She's reuniting and visiting with Nana Hazel and Papa Duane and dear cousin Jarred....and meeting Papa Kennedy, for the first time! What a glorious day in Heaven, for it to be such a devastating day on Earth. Through our faith in God and our Lord, Jesus, we WILL endure...until such a time, we will all be united with our loved ones once more. All my Love and Prayers.

Aunt Mary, Uncle Bob, Scott, Austin and Brandie

Sweet dreams our precious girl. We love you and you will always be our hearts.

Baileigh Alexis Ann Kennedy


Baileigh Alexis Ann Kennedy, 33, of Fernandina Beach passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2023 in Jacksonville at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville.
Baileigh was born in Fernandina Beach and was a daughter of Charles “Buster” and Lori Newsome Kennedy. She grew up in Fernandina Beach and lived her entire life here. She attended St. Michaels Academy where she played softball and basketball. After St. Michaels she attended Fernandina Beach High School where she was a cheerleader.
Baileigh was loving and bubbly young lady who loved unreservedly and without limits. She had the ability to be both caring and feisty at nearly the same time. Baileigh had the unique ability to look at the world in the openness and caring way a child could. She was a mother, daughter and sister who was always there any time someone needed anything. Anything she committed herself to, she was “all in”. Through all the years Baileigh loved all her family with no limits but her love her for her siblings, Chris, Carla and Rachel was a special beyond words.
Baileigh was a wonderful softball and baseball mom for her children and did everything she could to support her children. The two most important things in her life were her faith and her family. She was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church. She loved country music, fishing, spending time at the beach and she really enjoyed having a bonfire in the yard at home.
She leaves behind her three children, Landon, Cameron and Evalynn Grace; her parents, Buster and Lori Kennedy; her siblings, Christopher Kennedy and his wife, Michele, Carla Keane and her husband, Chris, and Rachel Kennedy Davis; her partner, Garrett Wilkes and his sons, Jaxson and Dylan as well as a large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Sunday, March 12, 2023 from 3:00 until 5:00 PM at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors. There will be a Rosary Service beginning at 5:00 PM.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 13, 2023 beginning at 11:00 AM at St. Michaels Catholic Church.
She will be laid to rest at Bosque Bello Cemetery.
Rather than flowers, the family asks you consider donating to the Fernandina Beach Middle School Baseball Program or the Elm Street Recreation Center Girls Softball Program.


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