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Celebrating the life of
H. Andrew "Andy" Ernst, Jr.
Passed away on April 25, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. - Friday, April 27, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 1:00 p.m. - Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church
  • 429 Abercorn Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31401

  • 912-232-0191
  • Interment
  • - Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • Hillcrest Abbey Cemetery
  • 1600 Wheaton St. (Map)
    Savannah, GA 31404

  • 912-234-3458

My condolences to the family. I hope you can find comfort in the words of Revelation 21:3,4 where Jehovah promises that death and suffering will be no more.

Matias Family, ,

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put an end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

It has been a pleasure to care for mr.andy these pass few years...i will always cherish those memories.until we meet again my friend. Sandra Overstreet

Sandra, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

May God sustain you at this time of such great loss (2Cor1:3 )

Dorothy., Dacula Ga,

What a blessing to have shared such a long time with your beloved Andrew. My condolences to the family. The comforting words a 1 Corinthians 15:26 describes death as, "an enemy that will be brought to nothing," which means that it will be done away with. What a wonderful time it will be when none of our loved ones will die. Until then, we patiently await the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in death (John 5:28) Please visit www.jw.org and enter the word, "resurrection", in the search bar to see how God will fulfill his promise.

Jacqueline, Loganville,

My sincere condolences to the Ernst family and extended family. It was an honor to know this wonderful man and the example he gave to all who knew him. Surely he will be missed by many but he has left many to cherish the wonderful memories.

Patty Cannady, Savannah, GA

My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Ernst, the Bible have promises contained in it that gives us hope. Acts chapter 24 verse 15 tells us that there will be a resurrection for those who have fallen asleep in death.

Kay F , Savannah , Ga

I lived across East 52nd Street from Mr. Ernst's mother for 20 years. I saw him visiting her often in her senior years, always a doting son who obviously loved her dearly. My condolences to the family at this difficult time.

Susan Wainwright (formerly Susan Lai), Savannah, GA

I am regretful to hear about the loss of your dear loved one. How tragic, tears flow automatically when we lose a loved one due to the pain we feel inside. Within your grieving and recovery, may Gods’ mercy surround you. John 5:28,29 tells of a resurrection; ‘A better place.’

Marie Gravesande, Orange, Fl

Andy Ernst, age 94, passed away peacefully at his home on April 25, 2018.

Andy, a native Savannahian, was born to his parents, H. Andrew Ernst, Sr. (Mike) and Helen Thiot Ernst, on April 28, 1923.  He was a direct descendent of the German Salzburgers who settled at Ebenezer in 1734 shortly after General Oglethorpe arrived in Savannah.  After attending Waters Avenue School (later Romana Riley Elementary) he graduated from Savannah High School and Armstrong College.  A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army Infantry and in the Air Force in the Austrian and German arenas.  On his return from the service, he joined his father in the family business of Stamp and Stencil Company which was established in 1885.  He remained active in the business as owner and manager until his retirement in 1998 when the business was sold.

He married Edna Ann Hutchins of Savannah in 1950 and together they raised 3 children.  Andy was active in the community and was a member of the Savannah Jaycees, the Metropolitan Kiwanis Club, the Photographic Roundtable of Savannah, and the Kensington Park Garden Club.  He was an avid photographer and gardener.

A lifelong member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, he served on numerous committees and was a member of the Fellowship Class.  His greatest joy was serving on the Wesley Gardens Committee.  He spent countless happy hours working and maintaining the grounds at “The Gardens” either alone or with his Sunday school class buddies.

He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Charles Thiot Ernst (Carol).  Survivors include his wife Ann, son Drew Ernst (Kathy), and daughters Judy Ernst Cleveland (Paul), and Ann Marie Ernst Stack (Don).  Andy was “Papa” to his nine grandchildren:  Elizabeth Ernst Davis (Jera), Christina Cleveland Glendye (Trey), Kathryn Ernst, Laura Cleveland Westberry (Josh), Corey Stack, Caleb Stack, Carrie Stack, Anna Kate Stack and Angelina Stack.  Seven great grandchildren also knew him as their “Papa.”  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 27, 2018 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.

The funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church.

Interment will follow at Hillcrest Abbey Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank Hospice Savannah, Inc. and the caregivers who have helped care for Mr. Ernst during the past few years.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Wesley Monumental Wesley Gardens Fund, 429 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31401.

 

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My condolences to the family. I hope you can find comfort in the words of Revelation 21:3,4 where Jehovah promises that death and suffering will be no more.

Matias Family, ,

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put an end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

It has been a pleasure to care for mr.andy these pass few years...i will always cherish those memories.until we meet again my friend. Sandra Overstreet

Sandra, Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

May God sustain you at this time of such great loss (2Cor1:3 )

Dorothy., Dacula Ga,

What a blessing to have shared such a long time with your beloved Andrew. My condolences to the family. The comforting words a 1 Corinthians 15:26 describes death as, "an enemy that will be brought to nothing," which means that it will be done away with. What a wonderful time it will be when none of our loved ones will die. Until then, we patiently await the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in death (John 5:28) Please visit www.jw.org and enter the word, "resurrection", in the search bar to see how God will fulfill his promise.

Jacqueline, Loganville,

Candle tribute lit by Clyde. And Elaine — Georgia

My sincere condolences to the Ernst family and extended family. It was an honor to know this wonderful man and the example he gave to all who knew him. Surely he will be missed by many but he has left many to cherish the wonderful memories.

Patty Cannady, Savannah, GA

My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Ernst, the Bible have promises contained in it that gives us hope. Acts chapter 24 verse 15 tells us that there will be a resurrection for those who have fallen asleep in death.

Kay F , Savannah , Ga

I lived across East 52nd Street from Mr. Ernst's mother for 20 years. I saw him visiting her often in her senior years, always a doting son who obviously loved her dearly. My condolences to the family at this difficult time.

Susan Wainwright (formerly Susan Lai), Savannah, GA

I am regretful to hear about the loss of your dear loved one. How tragic, tears flow automatically when we lose a loved one due to the pain we feel inside. Within your grieving and recovery, may Gods’ mercy surround you. John 5:28,29 tells of a resurrection; ‘A better place.’

Marie Gravesande, Orange, Fl


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