Isaac Eldridge Julian was born on July 5, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois and was the youngest child, and only son, to the late Isaac Eldridge and Reola Buford Julian. God called his beloved son, Isaac, to his eternal home on February 6, 2021.
Isaac was educated in the public schools of Cook County in Chicago, Illinois.
He was the husband of the late Laverne Taylor Julian, of Columbia, South Carolina, for forty-two years. In 1963, Isaac married Laverne Taylor and they made Columbia their home.
At age 17, Isaac left home to join the United States Army. He was stationed at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. 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 Medal (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 (10th AWD), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (4th AWD), Overseas Service Bar (2D AWD), Army Achievement Medal (3rd AWD), and Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3rd AWD).
Isaac continued his education while in the Army. By the time he left the military, Isaac had obtained a bachelor’s degree in Social Science. Upon retirement from the military, Isaac worked for the Department of Social Services and was a consultant for the department in training and conference. While in his second career with the South Carolina Department of Social Services, he ascended to the position of Supervisor of Adult Protective Services.
Isaac loved the Lord, his family, his country, his dogs, and helping others. He also loved to hear and tell a good joke and he laughed heartily. Mr. Julian was a long-time, faithful member and servant of Gunter’s Chapel Baptist Church, and served in many capacities to include serving as a trustee, member of the Brotherhood, 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.
In addition to his parents, Isaac was preceded in death by his wife, Laverne; and two sisters Reola Johnson and Juanita Baity.
Isaac leaves to cherish his loving and precious memories a niece and nephew, Alisah and Anthony Baity of California; two nephews, Ambrose and Aaron Baity of Chicago, Illinois; a niece, surrogate daughter and caregiver, with whom he resided for the last years of his life, Vanessa Myers (Charles) Moore; a grand-niece, whom he and his wife played a great role in rearing, Tiffany (Lt. Marquis) Jones; a sister-in-law, Sara Myers; a special friend, Ruby Scott; and a host of other loving relatives and friends.
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