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Celebrating the life of
Kojo Afenyi-Annan
January 03, 1944 - October 09, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Visitation
  • 5:00pm to 7:00pm - Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 1:00pm - Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • St. Francis of the Islands Episcopal Church
  • 590 Walthour Rd. (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-897-5725

I am so sorry to hear of his passing. We think often about the family. He was a good friend. Cheri and I had thought about trying to find you on the way to Florida. Our condolences to the family.

Bryan Karhoff , Durand , Mi

r Teddi I was so shocked by your loss . I'm so sorry for you and your beautiful family . Please let me know if I can be of help

Jenny Sapp, Savannah, Ga

Auntie Baaba and her family, so sorry for your loss,i pray that God will strengthen your heart,comfort and uphold you all in this difficult time.

Amerley Amarteifio , London, Uk,

Auntie Baaba and her family, so sorry for your loss,i pray that God will strengthen your heart,comfort and uphold you all in this difficult time.

Amerley Amarteifio , London, Uk,

To the entire Afenyi-Annan family...I offer my sincere and heartfelt condolences on the passing of Kojo. It was such a joy seeing posts from Adwowa of her parents and their love for life. You could see Kojo's warmth in his smile, which Adwowa inherited. May your faith bring you comfort and peace in the time ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Patti and Harlon McKinney, Charlotte, NC

Teddi, Araba, Adwowa and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Kojo was a great friend, full of life and love. Kojo communicated with everyone he encountered no matter where he was ... the grocery store, shopping center, doctors office. He asked their names and remembered them. He brought joy to so many and will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know him. “A sweet friendship refreshes the soul” Proverbs 27:9

Dave and Deb Ball, Battle Creek, MI

I was shocked and saddened to hear the news that Kojo has passed. I will miss his ready smile and his clever sense of humor. Kojo was one of those people who made you feel better, just by being around him. He was a brilliant man and I had the utmost respect, not only for his intellect, but also for the sense of warmth and joy he shared with everyone around him. I will miss him, and my heart goes out to his family and friends, especially Teddi, in this difficult time.

Richard Schulze, Savannah, Georgia

Mrs. Afenyi-Annan and family. I am blessed to have Mr. Afenyi-Annan through my work with Dr. Schulze. He was truly an amazing man, who will always be remembered with a smile. So sorry for loss and blessings to you and your family.

Tawna Alleman, Savannah, GA

Mrs. Afenyi-Annan and family, I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Kojo. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. We recently moved in next door to you. In the short amount of time I was fortunate enough to know Kojo, his warmth, humor, and kindness were overflowing. He will be greatly missed. He was so kind as to bring over a card when my girlfriend's grandmother passed away, and after hurricane Dorian he made a key lime pie and scones for us. If you ever need anything please do not hesitate to ask. Rest in Peace Kojo. We will miss you.

Eric Henry, Savannah, GA

Mrs. Afenyi-Annan and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I met Mr. & Mrs. Afenyi-Annan at the ophthalmologist office that I work. He always made me laugh and had a great sense of humor. I was so devastated when we got the call last week. He will truly be missed and I am glad I got to meet him. Rest in Peace Kojo.

Paul W Rogers, Savannah, Georgia

Kojo Afenyi-Annan, AKA “Guy Green”, age 75, of The Landings at Skidaway Island, Savannah, GA died unexpectedly on Wednesday October 9, 2019.

Kojo was one of those rare individuals whose life reflected his values: a deep, abiding love of family; a commitment to creating and nurturing relationships; strong, unshakable, integrity; dedication to excellence; and a belief that life should be fun. A prolific reader and scholar who spoke multiple languages, traveled extensively throughout the world, and had friends from all walks of life – he was a true renaissance man. Friendly with everyone, he had the uncanny ability to connect intimately with anyone. He was known for his enthusiastic enjoyment of life, heartfelt kindness, and radiant sense of humor. His ready smile, gentle teasing, and ability to laugh at himself made being in his presence fun and joyful. He gathered an ever-expanding network of family, friends, and anyone in need of a little more love.

Born January 3, 1944 in Saltpond, Ghana, West Africa, Kojo attended secondary school at Mfantsipim, an all-boys boarding school in Cape Coast, Ghana. He received his Bachelor’s degree in English with distinction from the University of Ghana, a Master’s degree at St. Frances Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada, and an MBA from Central Michigan University. He began his professional life as a schoolteacher, teaching English at Dinthill High School in Linstead, Jamaica for two years before immigrating to the United States in 1973. His gift for communicating led to a job with General Motors (GM) as a supply chain manager at Fisher Body in Trenton, NJ, then at Buick Division in Flint, MI. In 1990 he left GM to take a position as VP of manufacturing at Rhe-Tech, then briefly to Xerox Corporation in Rochester, NY before completing his career with the Eaton Corporation, retiring in 2007.

In 2007, Kojo and his wife moved to Savannah where he enjoyed traveling, golfing, watching University of Michigan football, and spoiling his grandkids. He was an avid cook who loved to prepare meals for family and friends. Kojo was an active member in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church serving on various committees, and enjoyed volunteering as a mediator for Savannah Mediation Center. He took great care of his health, working out regularly and crushing competitors half his age in FitBit Challenges, earning him the affectionate title “The King”.

A devoted husband, Kojo is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Theodora (Teddi) Baaba Afenyi-Annan, whom he adored with every ounce of his being. His love and devotion embraced two beautiful daughters Araba Afenyi-Annan and Adwowa Afenyi-Annan and two wonderful grandchildren Ama and Kwame Mensah-Boone, ages 13 and 11, respectively. His warmth and loving embrace extended to numerous “sons and daughters” he adopted throughout his life, and to friends and colleagues; he will be missed dearly.

A Memorial Visitation with the family will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, GA.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at St. Francis of the Islands Episcopal Church, 500 Walthour Road, Savannah, GA.

SHARE YOUR CONDOLENCES

  

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I am so sorry to hear of his passing. We think often about the family. He was a good friend. Cheri and I had thought about trying to find you on the way to Florida. Our condolences to the family.

Bryan Karhoff , Durand , Mi

Candle tribute lit by Michelle Martin — Georgia

r Teddi I was so shocked by your loss . I'm so sorry for you and your beautiful family . Please let me know if I can be of help

Jenny Sapp, Savannah, Ga

Auntie Baaba and her family, so sorry for your loss,i pray that God will strengthen your heart,comfort and uphold you all in this difficult time.

Amerley Amarteifio , London, Uk,

Auntie Baaba and her family, so sorry for your loss,i pray that God will strengthen your heart,comfort and uphold you all in this difficult time.

Amerley Amarteifio , London, Uk,

To the entire Afenyi-Annan family...I offer my sincere and heartfelt condolences on the passing of Kojo. It was such a joy seeing posts from Adwowa of her parents and their love for life. You could see Kojo's warmth in his smile, which Adwowa inherited. May your faith bring you comfort and peace in the time ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Patti and Harlon McKinney, Charlotte, NC

Candle tribute lit by Deb and Dave Ball — Michigan

Teddi, Araba, Adwowa and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Kojo was a great friend, full of life and love. Kojo communicated with everyone he encountered no matter where he was ... the grocery store, shopping center, doctors office. He asked their names and remembered them. He brought joy to so many and will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know him. “A sweet friendship refreshes the soul” Proverbs 27:9

Dave and Deb Ball, Battle Creek, MI

I was shocked and saddened to hear the news that Kojo has passed. I will miss his ready smile and his clever sense of humor. Kojo was one of those people who made you feel better, just by being around him. He was a brilliant man and I had the utmost respect, not only for his intellect, but also for the sense of warmth and joy he shared with everyone around him. I will miss him, and my heart goes out to his family and friends, especially Teddi, in this difficult time.

Richard Schulze, Savannah, Georgia

Mrs. Afenyi-Annan and family. I am blessed to have Mr. Afenyi-Annan through my work with Dr. Schulze. He was truly an amazing man, who will always be remembered with a smile. So sorry for loss and blessings to you and your family.

Tawna Alleman, Savannah, GA

Mrs. Afenyi-Annan and family, I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Kojo. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. We recently moved in next door to you. In the short amount of time I was fortunate enough to know Kojo, his warmth, humor, and kindness were overflowing. He will be greatly missed. He was so kind as to bring over a card when my girlfriend's grandmother passed away, and after hurricane Dorian he made a key lime pie and scones for us. If you ever need anything please do not hesitate to ask. Rest in Peace Kojo. We will miss you.

Eric Henry, Savannah, GA

Mrs. Afenyi-Annan and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I met Mr. & Mrs. Afenyi-Annan at the ophthalmologist office that I work. He always made me laugh and had a great sense of humor. I was so devastated when we got the call last week. He will truly be missed and I am glad I got to meet him. Rest in Peace Kojo.

Paul W Rogers, Savannah, Georgia


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