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Celebrating the life of
Andrew "Jay" Isbell
Passed away on December 24, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Visitation
  • 5:00pm to 7:00pm - Wednesday, December 27, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900
  • Funeral Service
  • 2:00pm - Thursday, December 28, 2017
  • First Baptist Church of the Islands
  • 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-897-2142
  • Burial
  • - Thursday, December 28, 2017
  • Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery
  • 300 Greenwich Rd. (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

Mrs. Marian, I am so sorry for your loss. You and family are in my prayers. Blessings,Dolly and Don

Dolly welch, Savannah, Ga

So sorry for your loss, Uncle AJ was such a precious man!

Kathy Bryant, Auburn,

So sorry for your loss of Coach Isbell. He taught me a lot about life and football at LaFayette High School. A true Christian.

Terry Thompson, Rock Spring, GA

Our sincere condolences for the loss of your father. We know you loved him and he will be greatly missed. May God comfort you in your time of need.

Robert & Yvette, Savannah, GA

So sorry to hear about Uncle AJ.

Robert and Wendy Isbell, Holly Springs, NC

Andrew (Jay) Isbell passed away at his residence on Wilmington Island on December 24, 2017, under the care of Hospice. He was 92 years old. Born in Albertville AL, he attended school there until his enlistment in the Navy during World War II.

After his discharge he attended Athens College in Athens, AL where he met his wife, Marian Mason of Union, Mississippi. He complete his Bachelor’s in Education at Jacksonville State University, in Jacksonville AL and later his Masters in School Administration from the Peabody College at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He was an avid University of Alabama fan!

Coach Isbell taught school in Lincoln AL, coming to Coweta County GA in 1954, to coach and teach. He moved his family to LaFayette, GA where he taught high school, coached basketball and football and became a school principal. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lafayette and was ordained as a deacon, taught Sunday school and was an RA leader. He retired from Rock Spring Elemetary School as a school principal in 1987.

He and his wife came to Wilmington Island in 1994 to live close to their only grandchildren and where he began his second career as “Papa Jay”. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of the Islands and served as a deacon there as well.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Marian Mason Isbell and 4 children, Ken (Teresa ) Isbell, Cheryl ( Jerry) Isbell Bigham, Carole ( Pete) Isbell Love and Andrew Isbell and by his grandchildren, Mason (Maggie) Love and Caitlin Love.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Fox & Weeks, Islands Chapel.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 28, 2017 at First Baptist Church of the Islands.

Burial will be in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

Remembrances can be made to First Baptist Church of the Islands, 6613 Johnny Mercer Blvd., Savannah, Ga 31410.

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Mrs. Marian, I am so sorry for your loss. You and family are in my prayers. Blessings,Dolly and Don

Dolly welch, Savannah, Ga

So sorry for your loss, Uncle AJ was such a precious man!

Kathy Bryant, Auburn,

So sorry for your loss of Coach Isbell. He taught me a lot about life and football at LaFayette High School. A true Christian.

Terry Thompson, Rock Spring, GA

Our sincere condolences for the loss of your father. We know you loved him and he will be greatly missed. May God comfort you in your time of need.

Robert & Yvette, Savannah, GA

So sorry to hear about Uncle AJ.

Robert and Wendy Isbell, Holly Springs, NC


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