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Celebrating the life of
Joan Lane Chambers Usher
August 06, 1932 - December 02, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. - Friday, December 07, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Graveside Service
  • 11:00 a.m. - Saturday, December 08, 2018
  • Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery
  • 300 Greenwich Rd. (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

To the family: May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this difficult time in your lives. Those who are sleeping in death ( John 11:11) God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences.

W. J., Petersburg , VA

Since death wasn't originally God's purpose for mankind, it is very painful to deal with, but please read the wonderful hope that The Bible holds out for us all Revelations 21:3 and 4.

Valerie, Lawrenceville, Ga

To the Family, please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort and strength from the Almighty God who will carry you though this most difficult time! 2Cor.1:3,4.

Pat G, Highpoint, NC

Offering condolences in the loss of your dearly beloved. May you find comfort knowing that your dear Jane is safe in the Memory of the Almighty God. Act 24:15

Pat G, Highpoint,

Chip: So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Seems like she had a full and fruitful life. Please extend my best wishes to your family - including Mully. See you on the street. Jack

JACK SULLIVAN, SAVANNAH, GA

Eric and I would like to send our condolences to you all during this difficult time. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Tisha Jameson

Eric & Tisha Jameson, Atlanta, GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope in the near future. For more information and encouragement please visit jw.org.

Niecy, www.jw.org,

Joan Lane Chambers Usher, of Savannah, Georgia, died peacefully on Sunday, December 2, 2018, surrounded by family at her residence in Habersham House. Born August 6, 1932, in Augusta, Georgia, she is predeceased by her parents, James Newton and Eunice Moorefield Chambers, and her husband of 64 years, Jack Holmes Usher.

She was a graduate of Tubman High School for Girls. After marrying in 1952, she completed her final year of studies at the University of Georgia earning her Bachelors in Journalism. At the University of Georgia, she was a member of Chi Omega.

When they settled in Savannah, she enjoyed creating a nurturing environment for her family and focused on raising her four children. She was active in service and social organizations, including the Junior League of Savannah, the Savannah Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Garden Club of Savannah where she served as president from 1983-1984. During her presidency she was editor of Through Garden Gates, a softcover pictorial guide to notable Savannah gardens.

In addition to these organizations, she worked as a docent at the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace Museum for thirty years. In 1995, the museum presented her the Olwen Award for Excellence in recognition of her service.

Throughout her life, she was an active member of First Baptist Church of Savannah and served as a deacon. Other contributions included a children’s production of Oscar Wilde’s "The Happy Prince", which she adapted and directed. One of her most cherished contributions was her position as co-chair on the committee that took Pilgrims Through the Years, a 200 year history of First Baptist Church, from inception to publication.

Surviving her are her four children: Joan Wesley Usher, Winnifred Usher Morgan (Philip), Jack Holmes Usher, Jr. “Chip” (Melissa), and Joseph Chambers Usher (Matt). She is also survived by her six grandchildren — James Wesley Blanchard “Jess”, Winnifred Morgan Yates “Lane” (Charlie), Jack Usher Blanchard (Hannah), Gustave Philip Morgan IV “Gus” (Louise), Jack Holmes Usher III, and Avery Clare Usher; three great grandchildren — Morgan Malone Yates, Gustave Philip Morgan V, and Charles Richardson Yates IV; two sisters — Marilyn Chambers Bell and Catherine Chambers Braun; and many nieces and nephews.

Her children express profound gratitude for the compassion and dedication of Carolyn Johnson, Janice Ryant, Tanisha Roberts and Katrina Johnson in providing care for their Mother. In addition, they express their appreciation for the support and services of Compassionate Care Hospice.

Visitation will be on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 4:00pm until 6:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances to Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation, ATTN: Ms. Rosie, 248 East Chestnut Hill Rd, Suite 4, Newark, DE 19713.

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To the family: May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this difficult time in your lives. Those who are sleeping in death ( John 11:11) God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences.

W. J., Petersburg , VA

Since death wasn't originally God's purpose for mankind, it is very painful to deal with, but please read the wonderful hope that The Bible holds out for us all Revelations 21:3 and 4.

Valerie, Lawrenceville, Ga

To the Family, please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort and strength from the Almighty God who will carry you though this most difficult time! 2Cor.1:3,4.

Pat G, Highpoint, NC

Offering condolences in the loss of your dearly beloved. May you find comfort knowing that your dear Jane is safe in the Memory of the Almighty God. Act 24:15

Pat G, Highpoint,

Chip: So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Seems like she had a full and fruitful life. Please extend my best wishes to your family - including Mully. See you on the street. Jack

JACK SULLIVAN, SAVANNAH, GA

Eric and I would like to send our condolences to you all during this difficult time. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Tisha Jameson

Eric & Tisha Jameson, Atlanta, GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 where Jehovah God promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to this beautiful hope in the near future. For more information and encouragement please visit jw.org.

Niecy, www.jw.org,


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