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James Vonavon Dailey Jr

February 23, 1956 ~ November 11, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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James Dailey Jr Obituary

James Vonavon Dailey, Jr. embarked on his final journey, surrounded by his cherished family, as he peacefully graduated to Heaven. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, a proud grandfather, and a caring great-grandfather, leaving behind a remarkable legacy that will be treasured for generations to come.

Jr. possessed a unique gift for transforming ordinary moments into enduring memories with his infectious sense of humor and quick wit. Those fortunate enough to know him were always in delightful suspense, never quite certain if he was recounting one of his life stories or simply trying to play a clever prank. He had an unmatched ability to infuse joy into any gathering, with a penchant for dance and a knack for moving to the rhythm of life's music. His heart resonated most with the melodies of oldies and gospel tunes.

He discovered immense happiness in life's simplest pleasures, finding solace in nature as he tended to his bountiful vegetable garden and nurtured his fruitful trees. This verdant sanctuary was where his soul truly thrived.

A faithful Christian, Jr. drew his strength from his unwavering faith. His kindness and compassion radiated to all who crossed his path. His life was a testament to the values of love, joy, kindness, and generosity. He tirelessly cared for those in need, leaving an indelible mark on countless lives. To him, wealth or status held no significance; he cherished every soul he encountered, and his genuine love left people feeling uplifted and cherished.

Jr. leaves behind a family who adored him unconditionally. His beloved wife, Sorinia, his children Mariah Lacek, Hope Bates, and Jacob BatesNowden, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and his siblings, Dora, Martha, and Bradley Dailey, carry with them the profound imprints of his boundless love and the enduring echoes of shared laughter. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews, and in-laws also held a special place in his heart.

In Heaven, he reunites with those who preceded him in death, including his father, James Sr., his mother, Lorraine, his brothers, Lucian Pete and Franklin Norman, his sisters, Twila and Bertha, daughter, Ginger Ann, and his first wife, Clarice.

As we bid our final farewells, let us remember James Vonavon Dailey, Jr. with a smile, for the countless stories, the laughter, and the heart of pure gold that he shared with us. May his love and unwavering faith serve as an eternal source of inspiration for us all.


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All Night Wake
November 25, 2023

5:00 PM to 9:00 AM
Morongo Community Center
13000 Malki Rd.
Banning, CA 92220

Graveside Service
November 26, 2023

10:00 AM
Morongo Moravian Cemetery
11510 Ramon Rd
Banning, CA 92220


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