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Celebrating the life of
Rev. William Lynn, Jr.
January 12, 1952 - June 05, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 10:30am - 11:30am - Saturday, June 09, 2018
  • Grace United Methodist Church
  • 6412 Waters Road (Map)
    Savannah, GA 31406

  • Funeral Service
  • 11:30am - Saturday, June 09, 2018
  • Grace United Methodist Church
  • 6412 Waters Road (Map)
    Savannah, GA 31406

  • Burial
  • 3:00pm - Saturday, June 09, 2018
  • Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park
  • 1600 Wheaton Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-234-3458

Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Lynn family. May the love of family and friends as well as the words at “1 Thessalonians 4:14” and “2 Corinthians 1:3” help you get through this most difficult time.

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My condolences to the family, sorry for your loss. Please read 1 Corinthians chapter 15:26, that scripture tells us that soon death will be done away with for good.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

I was deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Bill passing. He was one of the most genuine, humble and sweetest men I’ve met. I had the privilege of working with Mr. Bill at Lifeway in Columbus Georgia. He was a great manager and always took care of his customers and employees. Mr. Bill didn’t only talk about his faith but he lived it. I saw him put his faith into action by the unconditional love he showed to many, even when customers wasn’t nice Mr. Bill yet remained humble and went out of his way to make them happy. I witnessed Mr. Bill doing many nice things even if it meant breaking the rules a little he would smile and say well Jesus broke the rules. Mr. Bill would make you laugh and I enjoyed his singing or humming which he always did. I can’t say enough about Mr. Bill except he was an awesome man of God and I learned a lot from him. I regret I didn’t get to talk with him after leaving Lifeway but thought of Mr. Bill often and missed him and my co workers we were a family. I love you Mr. Bill and will never forget you. To the family I’m so sorry for your loss and praying that Jesus will give you strength to get through this difficult time. Your dad was truly a wonderful man, a great boss, a friend forever and had the biggest heart. I’m honored that I had the privilege of workiing with him but most of all getting to know such a wonderful man of God

Renee Ledford , Midland, Ga

one of the most beautiful men i have ever known edward coward

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Hugs and prayers for all of you. As a teen I remember he loved music, I'm not sure he classified NKOTB as good music. It sure was funny watching Mr Bill, Matthew, and Daniel laughing at me and Jen when we sang and danced. I also remember helping with inventory at MW. Such a sweet man.

Tina Baucom Berstler, Garner, NC

To Bill's family - we are so sorry for your loss - and our loss. Bill was my manager at the Springfield, VA Lifeway, but we remained friends after he left. He would often stop through when he could and share a meal with me and my family, usually at his favorite restaurant - Mike's. He was a great boss, a great friend, and a man that truly loved our Lord and Savior. He had a servant's heart. Praying for peace for you. Celebrating the life of Bill.

Jeanie Ervin, Lorton, VA

Matt, Alicia and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around you during this sorrowful time. Sending love, Roland, Jen, Abby and Jacob.

The Silvers, Warfordsburg, Pa

What can one say about Bill that hasn't already been said? Without a doubt, if you look up the definition of humble servant you should see a picture of Bill Lynn. He was always an encouragement to me and will be missed. But I know he wouldn't dream of leaving where he is now, for he is where he longed to be-face to face with his Lord and Savior. I can only imagine the joy he felt when he saw Jesus and heard him say, "well done, My good and faithful servant." Praying for his family during this time.

Eric Stephens, Rainbow City, AL

Daniel, Our condolences to you and your family during this time. While we didn't know your father, it deeply saddens us to hear he passed so young. I am sure he will be missed by the many people he touched in his life time. You and Samantha are in our thoughts.

The Nelms Family, Waynesboro , PA

I'm sorry for your loss. Death is very painful to all of us. However we find comfort in Gods Word The Bible. I enjoy Isaiah 25:8 where Jehovah promises to do away with death. This scripture has brought many comfort. I hope it has brought you comfort as well.

R.G, Savannah, Ga

I am so,sorry to hear of Bill's death. He was my youth pastor,and our music minister of Port Wentworth First Bapt when I was growing up. He and his wife Debbie poured,so much into us youth and loved us all! My heart aches for his children,as losing a parent is not easy, I pray our Savior will give you all a peace,that only he can provide. Until we meet and sing together again Bill. Thank you for sharing your heart with our youth group. Praying ,Gayle Brady Roach

Gayle Brady Roach, Pooler, 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

I am so sorry to hear about your loss! We have much to celebrate regarding his Christian life. He has impacted me and many others. He shared a very funny story… He told me about the time he went to go see a baseball game I believe it was in Atlanta Georgia. It was raining and he was sitting miserable without an umbrella. There was a young little boy behind him that had an umbrella. Unfortunately the umbrella diverted additional rain to the back of Bill and on top of that the little boy like to hit him on the back during the game. Bill was was ready to leave. However he said “NoI’m not going to do that I’m going to enjoy this game! I came a long way so I’m going to choose to be happy.” He ended up having the best time considering the circumstances. He taught me that when life hands you lemons you make lemonade!

Mark McMillan, Tallahassee , Fl

A Godly man who impacted so many and that influence will be felt until Jesus comes back. I’ll miss my friend but he is rejoicing and singing louder than ever. Your family continues to be in my prayers as you have been for sometime. God bless

Kevin Forbes , Pooler , Ga

Your dad by far was one of the most caring men I have ever known.He was a FRIEND unconditionally, loved unconditionally and loved his kids unconditionally. He will be greatly missed. LOVE you BOSS

Pam Powers Moore , Rockmart , Ga

Rev. William “Bill” Henry Lynn Jr went home to be with his Lord and Savior June 5, 2018. Born January 12, 1952 in Savannah, Georgia he was the son of the late William Henry Lynn Sr. and Geraldine Heidt Lynn.

He graduated from Savannah High School and received a BA in music from Gardner-Webb University and then graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas where he studied Religious Education/Theology. He worked for as the store manager for Montgomery Ward for many years before becoming the Market Manager for Lifeway Christian Resources where he retired in 2017.

Bill is proceeded in death by both his mother and father. He is survived by his loving sister Dolores Coward of Savannah, Georgia, his three children, daughter Jennifer Norford and husband David Norford, sons Matthew Lynn and wife Alicia Lynn, Daniel Lynn and fiancé Samantha Nelms, and three grandchildren Kristen Davis, Jordan Davis and Nathan Guzick-Lynn all of Hagerstown, Maryland and numerous family and friends.

A man of faith and belief in Jesus Christ, Bill accepted the Lord his personal Savior at a very early age. He accepted his call to the ministry and loved to serve with any chance he was given. He had a great passion for music and served faithfully in the music ministry in churches throughout his life. Those who knew him will always remember him singing hymns no matter where he was. He will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known this man of God.

The family will receive friends in the prayer room at Grace United Methodist Church Savannah, Georgia at 10:30 on Saturday June 9th with service to follow at 11:30. Service will be officiated by the Rev. Johnny Hathaway. Burial to follow at Hillcrest Abbey East Cemetery at 3:00.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Paramount Baptist Church, 13234 Marsh Pike Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Lynn family. May the love of family and friends as well as the words at “1 Thessalonians 4:14” and “2 Corinthians 1:3” help you get through this most difficult time.

, ,

My condolences to the family, sorry for your loss. Please read 1 Corinthians chapter 15:26, that scripture tells us that soon death will be done away with for good.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

I was deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Bill passing. He was one of the most genuine, humble and sweetest men I’ve met. I had the privilege of working with Mr. Bill at Lifeway in Columbus Georgia. He was a great manager and always took care of his customers and employees. Mr. Bill didn’t only talk about his faith but he lived it. I saw him put his faith into action by the unconditional love he showed to many, even when customers wasn’t nice Mr. Bill yet remained humble and went out of his way to make them happy. I witnessed Mr. Bill doing many nice things even if it meant breaking the rules a little he would smile and say well Jesus broke the rules. Mr. Bill would make you laugh and I enjoyed his singing or humming which he always did. I can’t say enough about Mr. Bill except he was an awesome man of God and I learned a lot from him. I regret I didn’t get to talk with him after leaving Lifeway but thought of Mr. Bill often and missed him and my co workers we were a family. I love you Mr. Bill and will never forget you. To the family I’m so sorry for your loss and praying that Jesus will give you strength to get through this difficult time. Your dad was truly a wonderful man, a great boss, a friend forever and had the biggest heart. I’m honored that I had the privilege of workiing with him but most of all getting to know such a wonderful man of God

Renee Ledford , Midland, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Renee Ledford — Georgia

one of the most beautiful men i have ever known edward coward

, ,

Hugs and prayers for all of you. As a teen I remember he loved music, I'm not sure he classified NKOTB as good music. It sure was funny watching Mr Bill, Matthew, and Daniel laughing at me and Jen when we sang and danced. I also remember helping with inventory at MW. Such a sweet man.

Tina Baucom Berstler, Garner, NC

Candle tribute lit by Tina and Dwayne Berstler and Nick McNeill — North Carolina

To Bill's family - we are so sorry for your loss - and our loss. Bill was my manager at the Springfield, VA Lifeway, but we remained friends after he left. He would often stop through when he could and share a meal with me and my family, usually at his favorite restaurant - Mike's. He was a great boss, a great friend, and a man that truly loved our Lord and Savior. He had a servant's heart. Praying for peace for you. Celebrating the life of Bill.

Jeanie Ervin, Lorton, VA

Matt, Alicia and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around you during this sorrowful time. Sending love, Roland, Jen, Abby and Jacob.

The Silvers, Warfordsburg, Pa

Candle tribute lit by Jen Silver — Pennsylvania

What can one say about Bill that hasn't already been said? Without a doubt, if you look up the definition of humble servant you should see a picture of Bill Lynn. He was always an encouragement to me and will be missed. But I know he wouldn't dream of leaving where he is now, for he is where he longed to be-face to face with his Lord and Savior. I can only imagine the joy he felt when he saw Jesus and heard him say, "well done, My good and faithful servant." Praying for his family during this time.

Eric Stephens, Rainbow City, AL

Daniel, Our condolences to you and your family during this time. While we didn't know your father, it deeply saddens us to hear he passed so young. I am sure he will be missed by the many people he touched in his life time. You and Samantha are in our thoughts.

The Nelms Family, Waynesboro , PA

I'm sorry for your loss. Death is very painful to all of us. However we find comfort in Gods Word The Bible. I enjoy Isaiah 25:8 where Jehovah promises to do away with death. This scripture has brought many comfort. I hope it has brought you comfort as well.

R.G, Savannah, Ga

I am so,sorry to hear of Bill's death. He was my youth pastor,and our music minister of Port Wentworth First Bapt when I was growing up. He and his wife Debbie poured,so much into us youth and loved us all! My heart aches for his children,as losing a parent is not easy, I pray our Savior will give you all a peace,that only he can provide. Until we meet and sing together again Bill. Thank you for sharing your heart with our youth group. Praying ,Gayle Brady Roach

Gayle Brady Roach, Pooler, 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

I am so sorry to hear about your loss! We have much to celebrate regarding his Christian life. He has impacted me and many others. He shared a very funny story… He told me about the time he went to go see a baseball game I believe it was in Atlanta Georgia. It was raining and he was sitting miserable without an umbrella. There was a young little boy behind him that had an umbrella. Unfortunately the umbrella diverted additional rain to the back of Bill and on top of that the little boy like to hit him on the back during the game. Bill was was ready to leave. However he said “NoI’m not going to do that I’m going to enjoy this game! I came a long way so I’m going to choose to be happy.” He ended up having the best time considering the circumstances. He taught me that when life hands you lemons you make lemonade!

Mark McMillan, Tallahassee , Fl

A Godly man who impacted so many and that influence will be felt until Jesus comes back. I’ll miss my friend but he is rejoicing and singing louder than ever. Your family continues to be in my prayers as you have been for sometime. God bless

Kevin Forbes , Pooler , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Pam Powers Moore — Georgia

Your dad by far was one of the most caring men I have ever known.He was a FRIEND unconditionally, loved unconditionally and loved his kids unconditionally. He will be greatly missed. LOVE you BOSS

Pam Powers Moore , Rockmart , Ga


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