ATLANTA – On behalf of the family of former U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, the Isakson Initiative has announced that a memorial service will be held to celebrate the life of the late senator at 2 p.m. on January 6. The service will be held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, located at 3180 Peachtree Road in Atlanta.
To protect Isakson’s family and friends, it is requested that all participants be vaccinated and wear masks for this service. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for contributions to The Isakson Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness and funding research related to neurocognitive diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and dementias. associated. Created by Isakson after his retirement due to Parkinson’s disease, the initiative is a continuation of the senator’s long-standing commitment to public service and his dedication to remaining a champion of advancements in biomedical research and development. Donations can be made to www.isaksoninitiative.com or mailed to PO Box 250116, Atlanta, Ga. 30325.
“The tributes to Johnny meant a lot to our family, and we thank everyone who sent their thoughts and prayers,” said Isakson’s wife Dianne Isakson. “Johnny has touched so many lives, and we look forward to this opportunity to celebrate his life with family and friends, while continuing to work with the Isakson Initiative.”
Originally from Atlanta, Isakson died last week at the age of 76. Isakson served elective office for more than four decades, at Georgia State House, the Georgia State Senate, the United States House of Representatives, and most recently in the United States Senate, where he served for 15 years old. During his third term as US Senator, Isakson was forced to retire in December 2019 due to the progression of Parkinson’s disease.