Skip to content
Elmo Weeks
After a full life devoted to Christ, family, his community and to Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Mr. Elmo Weeks has passed away at the age of 96.   Mr. Weeks was a founding member of the SCPS Board of Trustees since its inception in 1951.  His commitment to Christ-centered education has been a driving force on our board for six decades.  To thank Mr. Weeks for his service and love of the students and teachers at SCPS, the Upper School Math and Science building was dedicated and named after him in 1998.    Since that time, thousands of students have experienced an engaging, college preparatory curriculum propelling hundreds of them to pursue math and science in their college studies and in their career paths.
The alumni, students and employees of SCPS have reaped the benefit of the tireless work by Mr. Weeks.  Now, we join together in celebrating his memory and praying for his family and friends who will surely miss this sweet, kind man.
Here's Grandaddy with all 12 of his great grandkids.
            Mr. S. Elmo Weeks is pictured here with his great-grandchildren.
Stephen Elmo Weeks – SAVANNAH – Stephen Elmo Weeks, 96, died Sunday January 17, 2016 at his home on Isle of Hope surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Savannah, Ga., on December 6, 1919, to James Elmo Weeks and Edith Doty Weeks.
He attended public schools and graduated from Savannah High School in 1940.
During high school, he and 17 friends formed a social club known as the Rufuses that would endure throughout their lives.
After high school, he attended Georgia Tech and was a member of the swim team. He joined the Army in 1942, during which time he was stationed at a German prisoner of war camp in Opelika, Alabama.
In 1942, he married his sweetheart, Elizabeth Solana, and in 1945 they returned to Savannah. He joined his father and brother in the family business, Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, upon returning to Savannah. During his career, he was a past president of the Georgia Funeral Directors Association (1956) and a member of the National Selected Morticians.
He was a member of the founding board of directors for the Savannah Christian Preparatory School in 1951 and continued to serve on the board of directors until his death. In 1998, the S. Elmo Weeks Science and Media Center on the school’s Chatham Parkway campus was dedicated to honor his leadership during the school’s development and growth.
Among numerous accolades, honors, affiliations and leadership positions, he was a past chairman of the YMCA, a longtime member of the board of directors for the Union Mission, a former first vice president of the Savannah Junior Chamber of Commerce, a member of Solomon’s Lodge #1, the Royal Order of Jesters and Kiwanis Club from 1950 until his death. He was a lifelong and active member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church and served in various leadership positions within the church.
He was an avid boater and sailor with an encyclopedic knowledge of Savannah’s waterways who was never happier than when he was on the water and teaching his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to waterski. He was a member of the Savannah Yacht Club and the Oglethorpe Club, where he had a standing lunch date with the surviving members of the Rufuses each Wednesday.
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who is survived by his wife, Betty Dimmick Weeks, his children, Stephen E. Weeks, Jr. and his wife, Sharon, James Mathew Weeks and his wife, Joyce, Carl Solana Weeks, and Elizabeth Weeks Sellers; grandchildren, Matt Weeks and his wife, Krista, Holly Geriner and her husband, Clay, Stephen E. Weeks, III and his wife, Ruth, Lisa Leland and her husband, Alston, Chad Sellers and his wife, Jen, Scott Weeks and his wife, Brooke, Elizabeth Lanford and her husband, Scott, Stacy Dixon and her husband, David, Caroline Fiertz and her husband, Charles; 15 great grandchildren; his step-son, Walter F. Dimmick and his wife, Mary, his step-daughter, Nancy A. Dimmick, and 5 step-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Solana Weeks, his son-in-law, Commander Charles E. Sellers, and his siblings, Edith Weeks Steele, Anna Weeks Herrin, and Will Doty Weeks.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Kathleen Harvey for her compassionate care provided during the past few months of his life. The family is also grateful for the care provided by Hospice Savannah during the last days of his life.
The funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church. Interment will be private.
Remembrances may be made to Union Mission, 120 Fahm St., Savannah, GA 31401 or Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA 31401.
Please sign our guestbook at
Savannah Morning News January 19, 2016 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at

Published in Savannah Morning News on Jan. 19, 2016– See more at: