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Celebrating the life of

Sandra B. Fennell

Passed away on September 20, 2023

Sandra B. Fennell

Sandra Bacon Fennell, 76, passed away with her husband by her side on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at Spanish Oaks Retreat.  She was born May 11, 1947, in Savannah to the late William B. Bacon and Edna Mae Ackerman Bacon. 

First and foremost, she was a devout Christian.  She grew up at Southside Baptist Church. She married the love of her life, Robert H. Fennell, Jr. in 1969 at Southside Baptist Church.  She and Robert were members of Southside Baptist Church, then later joined a Lutheran church while living in Lilburn, GA in 1974. They have been long time active members of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer on Wilmington Island.

Mrs. Fennell was a 1965 graduate of Jenkins High School, and attended Armstrong State College, where she received her bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1969.  She worked in accounting for the City of Savannah for three years.  During her life, she was a member of book clubs, and attended many Bible studies.  Mrs. Fennell was an active member of Smart Senior and Generation One.  Mrs. Fennell and her husband enjoyed their timeshare ownerships on Hilton Head Island and in the Smokey Mountains. With timeshare exchanges, they loved to travel going to many states across the U.S., from Florida to West Virginia to Michigan to Texas. 

Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Robert H. Fennell, Jr., two sons, Mark P. Fennell (Emily) of Monroe, N.C., and James L. Fennell (Joy) of Evans, GA.  Also surviving are four grandchildren, Lauren Moreland (Dalton), Linus R. Fennell, Jonah W. Fennell, and Janie Fennell, two great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Tidrick, and Amelia Moreland.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2023, at Fox & Weeks, Islands Chapel.

Funeral Service will be 12:00 p.m., Saturday, September 30, 2023, at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 51 Wilmington Island Road, Savannah, GA 31410 with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer Endowment Fund, or the Gerken Education Fund.




Bob, Karen and I are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing you as much peace as possible during this difficult time.

- Bill & Karen Gattmann, Duluth, Georgia

Bob, Mark & I are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Sandra. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy.

- Mark & Lynn Troughton, Savannah, GA

Robert, May you find peace and comfort in your loving memories. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

- Donna & Rob Murphy, Statesboro, GA

Robert and family, I know that no words can make your loss easier to bear but I pray that all of your happy memories bring you comfort and peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Pamela

- Pamela Stevenson-Beasley, Savannah, GA

So sorry for your loss. Sandra was a dear sweet addition to our family. She will be missed.

- Marcia M. Lavely, Dickson, TN

Robert I'm sorry to hear of your great loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.My brother's visitation will be at the same time and day as Sandra's but at the other Fox & Weeks location. May God bring both of us peace during these difficult times. Ann Maner

- Ann Maner, Richmond Hill, GA

James, we were so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. As a strong Christian we know you are confident that she has gone home to her Precious Redeemer, but we also understand that the pain of losing someone you love hurts deeply. You, your Dad, and the rest of your family are in our prayers.

- Clay & Cathy Ghann, Augusta, GA

Robert, I am thinking of you and wishing you peace now and in the days ahead. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a TREASURE. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

- Susan Oetgen, Savannah, Georgia

Bob and Mark, going back about 40+ years to coaching Mark in baseball...we remember all of you with great memories. Sandra was a sweet person. May God grant you his peace that surpasses all understanding.

- Randy and Helen Collins, Savannah, G

Robert, Wishing you and your sons all of God's peace and comfort during this time. Tres Dausey

- Tres Dausey, Charleston, SC

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel