Bailey Jelinek

Bailey Christopher Jelinek, 24 of Deepwater, Missouri passed away unexpectantly March 14, 2021 in Warsaw, Missouri. Bailey was not ready to leave us, and God called him home.   
Bailey was born November 26, 1996 in Independence, Missouri to Jennifer (Morrow) Snyder and Joey Jelinek.  
Bailey attended the Park Hill School district until Christmas break of his sophomore year of high school, when he moved to Warsaw, Missouri and transferred to Warsaw High School to be with his best friend and older brother, Brad.  Bailey played baseball, basketball and football from a young age and continued through high school and college. After high school he attended UCM for football, and after completing his first year of college, he did not want any “what if’s” with baseball and returned to the baseball field at Maple Woods Community College and transferred to Johnson County Community College where he continued playing baseball and completed his Associates degree. 
When he was going to Johnson County Community College, a fellow baseball teammate invited him to church and a bible study.  From that day he had a yearning and desire to know God.  When he returned to Warsaw upon completing his associates, he began going to the Warsaw Bible Church. That is where Bailey met Pastor Jason McCray.  Pastor Jason challenged a small group of men for a 50 day challenge, that was 10 weeks, 5 days a week to study and learn the bible.  Bailey was 1 of 12 young men that accepted the challenge and not only did Bailey complete that challenge, he continued learning about God, the word and how much that meant to him with Pastor Jason every week.  A text to his mom Bailey said “Promise you one thing that’s the Lord is stronger than me and his words are too - this just came up in our song” followed by “Seek Christ and you will find comfort. – My Pastor 2 seconds ago” are the words he text his mom.  And he would want his family, friends and community to do the same, Seek Christ and you will find comfort.
Bailey was always thinking, had an idea whether an app that everyone needed or a product.  He was an entrepreneur and always had great ideas, and built Jelifish USA.  He loved to coach, and was excited to return to Warsaw to join the baseball coaching staff with his brother for Warsaw High School.  He decided to be a substitute teacher because of his nurturing nature and knowing so many kids needed that in their life and even though it was a short time as a sub, he loved it.
From the day he was born to his last breathe - he was the light in the room - the life of the party, and never knew a stranger.  If he had a rough day and knew you did he would put his worries aside to make sure you were ok. To him everyone was his friend, no one was  above or below Bailey, all friends were equal.  He and his brother always stood up for the kid that would be picked on, even if it were their own friends doing the picking. He wanted everyone to be better - do better - rise above - be kind - speak kind - always not let things weigh you down - ALWAYS forgive - never be angry and seek the Lord.  
Bailey LOVED big, we are all so incredibly grateful Bailey got to have, experience, feel and know what true, real love is with his girlfriend Madison Grobe. He deserved big love and he got that from his family no doubt, and especially the love who had his heart, Madi.  
Our hearts are forever broken, we know our lives will never be the same. Seek comfort in the Lord like Bailey would want, and as Bailey Christopher would tell us…
Be Better
Do Better
Love Big
Always Smile
Be the light of the room
Be the life of the party
You only go around once
Get it done...
If you do not know the Lord, please seek Him.
You will forever be my Bay-Bay<3 <3 <3
Survived by his mom Jennifer (Zack Snyder), his dad, Joey, his best friend and brother Brad, his sister-in-law Erica, his bubba, nephew Bohdi; his sister Brooke, and his baby sister Blakeley, his little ninny.  And the love of his life Madi. His Grandma Jackson, Grandpa and Grandma Morrow, Grandma and Grandpa Conger, Aunt Jennifer, uncle Jason, cousin Riley; his aunt Jodi and cousin Amelie; as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Services will be held at Warsaw High School, March 27th at 1:00 PM.
Celebration of Life will be held following services at the Knights of Columbus hall in Warsaw, Missouri