Ms. Charla Marika Berkeley, 66, of Savannah, GA., passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2023.Print This Obituary & Condolences
Archives for August 2023
Mr. Jimmy Lee Jones, 58, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.Print This Obituary & Condolences
Mr. Jerald Richard Benton, 67, of Savannah, GA., passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2023.Print This Obituary & Condolences
Mr. Aubrey Keaton, of Savannah, Georgia, departed this life on Monday, August 28, 2023, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia. He was seventy-two.
He was born on June 15, 1951 in Blue Mountain, Mississippi to the late B. W. Keaton and Amy Townsend Keaton. He graduated from B.F Ford High School in 1969, in New Albany, Mississippi and went on to serve his country in the United States Navy, beginning in 1970, where he attained the rank of Chief Petty Officer. His duty stations included Washington, DC., Puerto Rico, Spain, Iceland, Italy and Georgia, as well as two communications flagships. He served proudly for 26 years and retired in 1996.
Not one to rest on his laurels he embarked on another career in education which took him to Jefferson County, Georgia as an NJROTC Instructor. After a year he relocated to Savannah, Georgia, and for 17 years fulfilled his commitment to education as an NJROTC Instructor with the Savannah Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS). As an NJROTC Instructor, Aubrey mentored his students in ways of truth, respect, right standing, self-discipline, kindness and wisdom. He led as he lived with love, compassion, honor, and made a point to always be a person of integrity. This lifestyle has carried out throughout Aubrey’s journey and can be evidenced in the relationships of his family, friends and colleagues.
If retiring from two careers was not enough, he and his wife, Ruth have worked tirelessly, both as realtors at Neighborhood Realty Company in Savannah, Georgia. He helped give clients a “yes” to their dreams. But even if the answer was “no”, the clients left with pride and hope. He loved golf and was an avid golfer and a member of Crosswinds Golf Club. His competitive nature led to many proud wins.
Aubrey’s spirit was grounded in faith in God. He always was available to lend a helping hand advice or opinion (wanted or not), with his signature smile and jovial demeanor. He served Jesus faithfully at The Seed Church in Savannah, Georgia for 27 years in many capacities including small group leader, financial counselor, lead usher and media team.
Aubrey’s legacy will still thrive in the heritage of family and friends.
He leaves to cherish his memories and celebrate his life and achievements: his wife, Ruth of 48 years; sons, Anthony and Mark and grandson, Isaiah all of Savannah; Brothers, B. W. Keaton, Jr., (deceased); Barry Keaton (Illinois) and Donald Keaton (Georgia). Sisters, Helen Williamson, (Indiana); Jeanette Meredith (Illinois) and Linda Nesbit (Georgia); Sisters-in-law, Jeanette Bowser (North Carolina) and Irene Martin, (Virginia). Brothers-in-law, Curtis Martin (Maryland) and Leonard Martin (District of Columbia). Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives; and a host of friends.
The funeral service will be held at The Seed Church in Savannah, Ga on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 11:00 am.
The visitation will be held at Families First Funeral Care on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, from 5-7 pm.
1950 Chatham Parkway
Savannah, GA. 31405Print This Obituary & Condolences
Ms. Yolanda Denise Bacon, age 54, of Savannah, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2023, at her residence.
The memorial service will be held at The Seed Church in Savannah, Georgia on September 7, 2023 at 11:00 am.Print This Obituary & Condolences