We celebrate the life and memory of Mr. Gregory Eady whose death occurred Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at St. Joseph's Hospital.
Gregory Eady, third child of Frank Eady, Sr. and Maggie Eady, was born April 28, 1956 in Savannah, GA. He abandoned this physical life for eternal life with his heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Affectionally called “Greg” by family, friends, and all who knew him, he spent most of his life in Savannah and received his formative education in the public schools of Chatham County, graduating in 1974 from Jenkins High School. While attending Jenkins, he played junior varsity basketball and was a member of the HVJ Booster Club. After high school, he furthered his education at South Georgia State College in Douglas, GA (formerly South Georgia Junior College). Upon returning to Savannah in 1977, to follow in the footsteps of his father, he was employed for 44 years by the International Longshoremen’s Association, Local 1414 until the time of his death. During his tenure at ILA, he held the elected position of Secretary/Treasurer for over 20 years and most recently worked as a Header Supervisor for Ceres Marine Terminal. As a dedicated employee committed to the success of ILA, he also served on various boards and committees.
In 1982, he married his high school sweetheart, Cheryl, and to this union they were blessed with two loving children.
Greg was outgoing, friendly, and well known in the community. He remained active over the years in the Carver Heights community where he grew up. His community involvement activities included volunteering as a basketball coach with the Carver Heights Lady Stallions 12 & Under and 14 & Under teams. Several of his teams proudly advanced to the state playoffs. In addition to coaching, he served as a Senior Advisor for the Carver Heights Stallions. Greg was an avid tennis player, competing in several tournaments throughout the city of Savannah and surrounding areas. He shared his passion for tennis by volunteering with the Georgia Afterschool Tennis and Education Program (GATE), providing tennis instructions to youth in the Carver Heights neighborhood during the summer months.
His hard work and dedication also extended into the broader community as he devoted time and energy to various other causes for the greater good of the community. Most noteworthy among them was his appointment by a GA State Representative to the Georgia International and Maritime Trade Center Authority. The privilege to serve on the board in helping to establish the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center was markedly one of the highlights of his personal and professional life.
Greg was a member of Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church where he served as Finance Council Chair until his death. Greg also had the honor of serving as Co-Chair of the Resurrection Capital Campaign Committee for building the new church, and Coordinator of the Resurrection Memorial Brick Garden. Additionally, he served as a member of the Holy Name Society. In 2011, Greg was conferred with the Bishop Gartland Service Award, an honor bestowed upon select individuals for distinguished service to the Catholic Church.
Greg was preceded in death by his father Frank L. Eady, Sr. He will be forever remembered and cherished by his loving and devoted wife of 38 years, Cheryl Farley Eady; Daughter, Tara Eady Smith (Terrius) of Charleston, SC; Son, Taray Eady of Atlanta, GA; Grandchildren, Jaylon Smith and Jada Smith of Charleston, SC; Mother, Maggie Eady-Thompson; Sisters: Cynthia Eady Bonaparte, Minister Gayle Eady Ancrum (Freddie) of Charleston, SC, Carolyn Eady Griffin (David); Brother, Frank Eady Jr.(Carla); Father and Mother in-law, Robert and Leola Farley; Sister-in-law, Cathy James; Nieces and Nephews: Jermaine, Troy, Ashley, Nikki (Michael), Courtney, Bria, Davianna, Skylar, Lance, Kirsten, and Dominique; Godchildren: Corey, Alicia, Simone, Jaylen, Jordan, and Keilen. Greg is survived by a host of other beloved relatives and friends.
Public viewing will be held 10-12 noon & 5-7 Friday, July 24, 2020 in the Chapel
Graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Hillcrest Abbey West
1336 Dean Forest Rd. Savannah, GA
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