Columbus "Sleepy" Isaac

Born: Tue., Oct. 15, 1929
Died: Thu., Apr. 11, 2019


10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 19, 2019
Location: Adams-Buggs Funeral Etowah Chapel

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Apr. 20, 2019
Location: Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church Gadsden

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Columbus Isaac was born in Coatopa, AL on October 15, 1929 to the union of Will and Ora D.  Isaac,  At an early age, he gave his life to Christ and joined Buck’s Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. His formal education was received in the county of his birth.

Columbus was a hard working and talented man. He did plumbing, gardening, and was an avid hunter. In an effort to find sustainable and steady employment, he moved to Attalla,AL, where he lived for a time with the Hosia Henley, Sr. family. His first job was with the Pipe Mill. He later built his career at as a switchman on the railroad at Republic Steel Corporation in Gadsden and retired after some forty-four years of service.

Columbus was a faithful member of Friendship Baptist Church, Attalla, AL,  where he served on the usher board and was known as Deacon Sleepy. He was affectionately know by all as “Sleepy”.

On September 27, 1966, he was united in the bonds of holy matrimony with the love of his life, the former Rosie Mae Sanders. Their union was blessed with four children.

God entered the room of Brother Columbus Isaac at Riverview Regional Medical Center on Thursday, April 11, 2019 and whispered, “The Master has come, and called for thee.” He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Vera Hunt; son, David Williams; granddaughter, Twykeitha Hunt; brothers, Will Isaac, Jr., Oliver Isaac, Isaiah Isaac; sisters, Emma Isaac and Lurener Speight.

Mr. Isaac leaves to cherish his memory four children, Columbus Isaac, Jr., Gadsden, AL, Reginald Isaac, Huntsville, AL, Denetrice (Chris) Johnson, Dallas, TX, Debra E. Isaac, Gadsden, AL; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Deniece Williams, Southside, AL; son-in-law, Douglas Hunt, Gadsden, AL; six sisters, Reather Jones, Gracie Jones, both of  Cuba, AL, Johnnie Stafford, Livingston, AL, Elnora (Edward) Easley, Columbus, GA, Bertha (Tim) Melton, Atlanta, GA, Geraldine (Charles) Lewis, Dothan, AL; four brothers, Thessalonia Isaac, Yeadon, PA, Forrest (Sarah) Isaac, Grand Blanc, MI, Deamous (Teresa) Isaac, Gwynn Oak, MD, Sylvester (Amy) Isaac, Livingston, AL,; aunt, Helen Pratt, Livingston, AL; special friends on whose welfare he always checked, Betty Jenkins, Willie LaCount, Flora Waker; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Celebration of Life will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, Gadsden, Rev. Roderick B. Thomas, Pastor, Pastor Tyson Burwell, officiating. Interment will follow at Lincoln Hill Cemetery. Viewing will be 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2019 at the Etowah Chapel of Adams-Buggs Funeral Service.

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Karen Johnson
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Kaaren and Jonathan Johnson.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Family. Love You, Kaaren and Jonathan Johnson

Mary Gibbs
   Posted Tue April 16, 2019

CONTINUUM WREATH ON EASEL was sent by Sonography .

God bless and keep you. In love, Sonography & Genetics staff, Parkland Hospital

Janet V. Spivey
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday - Author Unknown.

Deborah & Denitra Love and Prayers to all the family during this difficult time. It is our prayer that the love of God will comfort and heal your hearts and souls. Allow his strength to carry you while he heal your hearts. Sending our love to all. Peace and Blessings Love Janet, Aunt Bun-Bun, Phyllis & Lenny Spivey

Hannah Dykes Harville
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
To: Isaac Family,

You have my deepest and heartfelt Sympathy in the passing of cousin Columbus Isaac.
"The Lord is my Shepherd." I will continue to pray for the family in this sad time..

Hannah Dykes Harville

Johnny and Betty Beville
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019
The family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God continue to bless and keep you in his care.

J Baker
   Posted Fri April 26, 2019
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to your family for the loss of your loved one. The loss of someone in death can be a very difficult time for families. Grief is a feeling that everyone deals with it in their own way. Jesus reacted to the death of his friend Lazarus even though he had the power to bring him back to life. (John 11:33-35) By resurrecting Lazarus and others Jesus demonstrated on a small scale what he will do as the King of God’s Kingdom worldwide in fulfillment of Jehovah’s promise at Revelation 21:3-5.

J Baker
   Posted Thu May 02, 2019
I would like to extend my sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your loved one. May the strength that God gives sustain you in the days ahead. (Psalm 46:1)

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