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Celebrating the life of
Michael Anthony Sailors
February 07, 1967 - June 01, 2019
Mike was a devoted husband and a wonderful father to Michael and Ryan. He was Michael’s biggest supporter in his baseball career and, with Jan, was a tireless caregiver to Ryan. He was warm, genuine and friendly, and he loved good company and conversation.
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. - Friday, June 07, 2019
  • Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
  • 429 Abercorn St. (Map)
    Savannah, GA 31401

  • Funeral Service
  • 2:00pm - Friday, June 07, 2019
  • Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church
  • 429 Abercorn Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31401

  • 912-232-0191

Please accept our deepest sympathy. We pray God's love will continue to surround you now and in the days ahead. Sincerely, Carolyn Oxenrider W. Manta Cove

Carolyn & Ken Oxenrider, Savannah, GA

TOMMY, SO VERY SORRY. FRANK

Frank Morrissey, Saint Marys, GA

Jan, Michael and Family--Those who know and love you are near speechless at Mike's passing. His devotion to you and Ryan are just one of the reasons he'll be greatly missed, but not forgotten. Our deepest sympathies go out to you, along with prayers that God's care and our condolences will provide a measure of comfort in days to come.

Dawn & Dave Nichols, Savannah, GA

Dear Jan, my prayers continue for you and your son. There is nothing that I can say to help with the grief you all must feel. Each day, I pray that God’s Grace and Light will cover you both, and help you walk through the day. Much love to you and your family. I loved all of you as a kid growing up together in the neighborhood. May God’s Blessings surround you today and always?? Laura

Laura Parker, St .Simons Island, GA

Jan and Michael we are so sorry for your loss! We love Mike and always admired him as a great father and husband. Mike was always so kind and loving and funny. We think about you all often and had talked about visiting next time we get over that way. You always think there is plenty of time but time has no boundaries. Mike, you will be dearly missed and thank you for starting out in our married life and babies together. Hugs to you Jan and Michael ?? Stan and Deanna

Stan and Deanna Oneal , Braselton , Ga

I can hear Mike's sweet voice now, asking how everyone else is doing. ?

Julie P Bean, Venice, CA

Jan im so sorry that you have endured so much in the past months..i pray for you and the family...my heart aches for you i just pray God will be with you amd help you thru this...Love ya girl..

Lisa Bishop, Cedartown , Ga

Jan and Michael - We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Mike was a good and dear friend who always had a smile. May God bless and give you strength to see you through this most difficult time.

Ron & Carol Sellers, Richmond Hill, GA

To the Sailors family: Please accept my deepest condolences. I worked with Mike for almost 6 years and he will be missed. He was a good man and good person and I pray that your faith and memories of all the good times you've shared, will help to comfort you at this time. Ilene Libman - Atlanta Bridgewater Group.

Ilene Libman, Atlanta, GA

Mrs Sailors and family, Please accept our deepest condolences. We worked with Mike and he will be sadly missed by us all. He was a good man. We pray you are able to find peace in your memories and faith. Ann Martin Patrick Lynch John Crist Glenn Ponsart

North Carolina Adjusters Bridgewater Group, High Point, North Carolina

Mrs Sailors and family - I am very sorry to hear this terrible news about your wonderful Mike. May God's comfort and strength be with you in this sorrowful time. John 11:25

Debbie Berry (Bridgewater), Peachtree Corners, GA

My sincere condolences to the family. You are all in my prayers.

Karen Grizzard, Atlanta, GA

Jan - so terribly sorry to hear about Mike. My deepest sympathies to you and Michael. Matt

Matt Osterhaudt, Buford, GA

Deepest sympathy. May God comfort and strengthen you, Psalm 46:1

GG, ,

Michael Anthony Sailors, Sr, 52, died Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, GA after a brief illness, surrounded by family and close friends.  Mike was born February 7, 1967 in Sumter, South Carolina and moved to St Marys, GA in 1976.  He graduated from Camden County High School in 1985, and then graduated from the University of Georgia in 1989 with a degree in Risk Management / Insurance.  He was a die-hard UGA fan.

After college, Mike began working with Prudential Insurance in Atlanta and there he met his wife, Jan.  They married May 23, 1992 and had just celebrated their 27th anniversary on Tybee Island the week before Mike’s passing.  Their first son, Michael, was born in 1995 and their second son, Ryan, was born in 1997.  They moved to St Marys when the boys were small to be closer to their Gran and Gigi Carolyn, and close friends.  In 2015, they moved to Savannah and made it their home while Mike worked as a claim’s adjuster and loyal employee for an Atlanta-based insurance company.

Mike was warm, genuine and friendly, and he loved good company and conversation.  He especially enjoyed talking sports with his friends and brothers.  He was a member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church in Savannah.  He was a devoted husband and a wonderful father to Michael and Ryan.  He was Michael’s biggest supporter in his baseball career and, with Jan, was a tireless caregiver to Ryan.

Mike was preceded in death by his younger son, William Ryan Sailors on March 29, 2019, and by his father, Thomas Alfred Sailors, Jr., sister-in-law Elaine Gaston and brother-in-law, Bill Gaston, Jr.

Mike is survived by his wife, Jan Gaston Sailors and his son, Michael Anthony Sailors, Jr., both of Savannah, and by his mother, Carolyn Wood Sailors of St Marys, his brother, Thomas A (Jennifer) Sailors III of St Marys, his sisters-in-law Nancy (Ed) Perkins of Venice Beach, CA, Susan Hobbs of Athens, GA, and Yvonne (Ray) Hartzler of Savannah, and his brothers-in-law David (Julie) Gaston of Cropwell, AL, Jeff (Moira) Gaston of Cumming, GA, George (Bari) Gaston of Stone Mountain, GA, Keith Gaston of Cumming, and John (Jan) Gaston of Lilburn, GA, and his lifelong best friend, Jeffery (Vonice) Harrelson of St Marys, GA, as well as many lifelong friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA, with visitation beginning at 12:30 pm and the funeral immediately following at 2:00 pm.

Pallbearers are David Gaston, Jeff Gaston, George Gaston, John Gaston, Sam Gaston, Britt Gaston, Tommy Sailors, Harris Sailors, and Jeffery Harrelson.

The family suggests that any remembrances be made to Wesley Monumental Pastor’s Discretionary Fund or the Music program in memory of Mike.

 


Family Chain

We little knew that morning,
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved your dearly,
In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone,
For part of us went with you,
the day God called you home.

You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide
And though we cannot see you,
You are always by our side.

Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.

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GUEST BOOK

Please accept our deepest sympathy. We pray God's love will continue to surround you now and in the days ahead. Sincerely, Carolyn Oxenrider W. Manta Cove

Carolyn & Ken Oxenrider, Savannah, GA

TOMMY, SO VERY SORRY. FRANK

Frank Morrissey, Saint Marys, GA

Jan, Michael and Family--Those who know and love you are near speechless at Mike's passing. His devotion to you and Ryan are just one of the reasons he'll be greatly missed, but not forgotten. Our deepest sympathies go out to you, along with prayers that God's care and our condolences will provide a measure of comfort in days to come.

Dawn & Dave Nichols, Savannah, GA

Dear Jan, my prayers continue for you and your son. There is nothing that I can say to help with the grief you all must feel. Each day, I pray that God’s Grace and Light will cover you both, and help you walk through the day. Much love to you and your family. I loved all of you as a kid growing up together in the neighborhood. May God’s Blessings surround you today and always?? Laura

Laura Parker, St .Simons Island, GA

Jan and Michael we are so sorry for your loss! We love Mike and always admired him as a great father and husband. Mike was always so kind and loving and funny. We think about you all often and had talked about visiting next time we get over that way. You always think there is plenty of time but time has no boundaries. Mike, you will be dearly missed and thank you for starting out in our married life and babies together. Hugs to you Jan and Michael ?? Stan and Deanna

Stan and Deanna Oneal , Braselton , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Dawn Nichols — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Your mom forever — Georgia

I can hear Mike's sweet voice now, asking how everyone else is doing. ?

Julie P Bean, Venice, CA

Jan im so sorry that you have endured so much in the past months..i pray for you and the family...my heart aches for you i just pray God will be with you amd help you thru this...Love ya girl..

Lisa Bishop, Cedartown , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Lisa Bishop — Georgia

Jan and Michael - We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Mike was a good and dear friend who always had a smile. May God bless and give you strength to see you through this most difficult time.

Ron & Carol Sellers, Richmond Hill, GA

To the Sailors family: Please accept my deepest condolences. I worked with Mike for almost 6 years and he will be missed. He was a good man and good person and I pray that your faith and memories of all the good times you've shared, will help to comfort you at this time. Ilene Libman - Atlanta Bridgewater Group.

Ilene Libman, Atlanta, GA

Mrs Sailors and family, Please accept our deepest condolences. We worked with Mike and he will be sadly missed by us all. He was a good man. We pray you are able to find peace in your memories and faith. Ann Martin Patrick Lynch John Crist Glenn Ponsart

North Carolina Adjusters Bridgewater Group, High Point, North Carolina

Mrs Sailors and family - I am very sorry to hear this terrible news about your wonderful Mike. May God's comfort and strength be with you in this sorrowful time. John 11:25

Debbie Berry (Bridgewater), Peachtree Corners, GA

My sincere condolences to the family. You are all in my prayers.

Karen Grizzard, Atlanta, GA

Jan - so terribly sorry to hear about Mike. My deepest sympathies to you and Michael. Matt

Matt Osterhaudt, Buford, GA

Deepest sympathy. May God comfort and strengthen you, Psalm 46:1

GG, ,

Candle tribute lit by The "O's" — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Carole Jones Francisco — Georgia


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