Originally created 04/29/01

Mr. Robert Fitzgerald



AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Robert Eugene Fitzgerald, 74, of Hephzibah, beloved husband of Linda W. Fitzgerald, went to be with the Lord April 27, 2001, following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 30, 2001, in the Elliott Sons Funeral Home Lumpkin Road Chapel. Drs. Mark Harris and John Bryan officiating. Interment in Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. Mr. Fitzgerald was born April 23, 1927, in Thomson, as the youngest child of the late Harvey and Lucy Fitzgerald. He was preceded in death by brothers Bernard, Curtis, Melvin, and Harvey Fitzgerald Jr., and sisters Clara Weathers and Cortez Collins. He is survived by brother William O. Fitzgerald of Whittier, Calif.; and sister Mildred Wascom of Augusta; numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He graduated from Richmond Academy and was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and the Korean War. After retiring from the U.S. Postal Service, he began a nursing home visitation ministry as a member of Curtis Baptist Church. He actively ministered to Blair House and Windermere for 22 and 18 years respectively. As a faithful member of Curtis Baptist Church for fifty years, he was a member of the Board of Deacons, a former Sunday school teacher and a member of Bill Foxs Sunday School Class. Mr. Fitzgerald was an active in community affairs while living in South Augusta. He received numerous awards for community activity. He will be remembered and respected for his Christian dedication, mentoring and spiritual guidance by all who came in contact with him. He was a ÒsecondÓ father to many who knew him but especially beloved by nieces Pat. S. Beverly and Shirley S. LeCroy of Birmingham, Alabama and formerly of Augusta. Pallbearers will be Ashley Hodges, Jimmy Crawford, Ron Hogan, Danny Fitzgerald, H.P. Garrett, Richard Fulmer, Stewart Morris, and Larry Sconyers. Honorary Pallbearers are Pat Beverly, Shirley LeCroy and deacons of Curtis Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to the American Lung Association, 3630 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Augusta, Georgia 30909, Curtis Baptist Church, 1326 Broad Street, Augusta, Georgia 30901, or your favorite charity. Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Road. The Augusta Chronicle-April 29, 2001