James Elbert Walsh, 75, of Hardeeville, SC, passed away on April 13, 2017. Visitation will be held from 4pm - 6pm on Monday April 17th at Bull Street Baptist Church, 1400 Bull Street, Savannah, GA with a memorial service to follow. His body was donated to the Medical University of South Carolina Anatomical Gift Program. Elbert was born in Ridgeland, SC on August 23, 1941. He graduated "thank the laudi" from Bluffton High School and continued on to receive an education from the School of Hard Knocks. Elbert was married to Gwen Walsh on October 9th, 1968; they were married 48 years. Elbert worked as an independent grocer for 25 years. He enjoyed golf and running his mouth to anyone who would listen. He was also actively involved in Bull Street Baptist Church where he served as deacon. Elbert is survived by his wife Gwen and his three children: Deanne Spikes and her husband Donald, Jarrett Walsh and his wife Jessica, and Brandon Walsh and his wife Stephanie. His five grandsons (Benjamin, Colin, Elliott, Brody and Peter) were blessed to know him and call him "Papa" as well. He is also survived by his sister, Evelyn Brady of Aiken, SC. Elbert is preceded in death by his father and mother, James and Louise Walsh as well as his brother, Luther Walsh. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Bull Street Baptist Church at 1400 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401 to support the mission of Mike and Anna Lastfogel.
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