Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Isaiah Fairley, 79, who died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Rev. Eddie Dixon officiated with interment following in Sweetwater Church Cemetery, Bassfield.
Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Isaiah Fairley was born in Perry County to the late Isom and Vyanna Fairley. He was the 12th of 13 children.
He joined St. John Baptist Church at an early age and after moving to Bassfield, he became a member of Holly Springs CME Church. He was a member of the choir and accepted his calling into the ministry in 2004. He was an active member of the Sensational Gospel Singers.
Mr. Fairley hauled pulpwood, worked with Jefferson Davis County School as a bus driver and Jefferson Davis County Sanitation Department until his health failed.
He was preceded in death by eleven siblings.
He is survived by wife, Jurlean Fairley; sons, Keith (Tracey) Fairley and Isaac (Audrey) Fairley; daughters, Ethel (Prince Howard) Garrett, Paula (Carl) Echols and Sonya (Willie Mosley); grandson, he raise, D’Juan Jones; god children, Teresalynne Booth, Robert (Devin) Booth, Earvin (Eddie Mae) Burton, Teresa Paige, Regina (Poddrick) Myers, Fervil (Michelle) Martin Jr. and Thomas (Mary) Gray Sr.; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; special friends, Richard Wallace, Cleveland and Pauline Thompson and many other relatives and friends.