Isaac Julian

In Memoriam

Isaac Julian

Columbia, South Carolina – Isaac Eldridge Julian was born on July 5, 1940, as the youngest child and only son to the late Isaac Eldridge and Reola Buford Julian in Cook County Chicago, Illinois. God called his beloved son, Isaac, to his eternal home on February 6, 2021. Isaac was educated in the public schools of Cook County Chicago, Illinois. He was the husband of the late Laverne Taylor Julian of Columbia, South Carolina for forty-two years. At age 17, Isaac left home to join the US Army.

He was stationed at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. In 1963, Isaac married Laverne Taylor and they made Columbia their home. Isaac served his country with undying loyalty and devotion for 30 years before retiring. During his service SGM Julian was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Metal (3 AWD), Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Badge with Palm, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device 60, Meritorious Service Medal (2D AWD), Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Good Conduct Medal (1Oth AWD), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon 4th AWD), Overseas Service Bar (20 AWD), Army Achievement Medal (3rd AWD) and Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3rd AWD).

While in the army Isaac worked on continuing his education. By the time he left the military, Isaac had obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science. Isaac then entered into a second career as a social worker at the South Carolina Department of Social Service, ascending to the position of Supervisor of Adult Protective Services, prior to his retirement and after 20 years of public service. Upon retirement from the Department of Social Service, Isaac did consulting for the department in training and conferences.

Julian loved the Lord, his family, country, dogs, and helping others. It would be remiss not to mention how much he loved to hear and tell a good joke. He laughed heartily. Mr. Julian was a longtime, faithful member and servant of Gunter’s Chapel Baptist Church, serving in many capacities; to include: serving as a trustee, a member of the Brotherhood, a member of the Original Planning Committee, and as a Sunday School teacher. He would even lend a hand to the Kitchen Team when needed. He enjoyed trips to Cedine Bible Camps with the men of the Citywide Brotherhood.

Mr. Julian was also a dedicated member and former Grand High Priest of the Masonic Lodge, Ethiopia Chapter #60. Mr. Julian was predeceased by his parents, his wife, and his sisters, Reola Johnson and Juanita Baity. Mr. Julian leaves to cherish his loving, precious memories a niece and nephew, Alisha and Anthony Baity (California); two nephews, Ambrose and Aaron Baity (Chicago, Illinois); a niece, surrogate daughter, and caregiver, Vanessa Myers (Charles) Moore, with whom he resided for the last years of his life; a grandniece and surrogate granddaughter, Tiffany (Lt. Marquis) Jones, whom he and his wife played a great role in her rearing; a sister-in-law, Sara Myers; and a special friend, Ms. Ruby Scott; along with a host of other nieces, nephews, family, and friends, all of whom will miss him immensely.

The family of Mr. Julian would like to extend special recognition and appreciation to the real heroes: the physicians and staff at the Dorn VA Medical System in the ICU, the SOU, unit 2 west, and ancillary staff, as well as the staff from Crescent Hospice, Nurse Leah Reese, Patient caregiver Louise Duncan, Sharon Johnson Social Worker and Barbara Thompson Grievance Counselor.

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