Eric Bartlett PDF Print E-mail

Michael Eric Bartlett, 54, of Decatur, GA, died Saturday, January 5, 2019 at his residence.

Born on December 25, 1964 in Macon, GA, he was the son of and Joy Hamby and Calvin Bartlett. He grew up in Newberry and graduated from Newberry High School and Lander College and was a Human Resource Manager. Eric loved his canine companions as his children, Rocco, Cooper and Minnie. He was an active member of the ASPCA, a Meals on Wheels volunteer and a mentor with the Big Brothers Program.

He is survived by his parents, Joy Hamby and Calvin Bartlett; a sister, Debbie Davis-Williams (Steve); niece, Brooke Davis-McKee (Jason); great-nephews, Aidan and Jax as well as members of his extended family and close longtime friends, Reid Newsome and Michelle McDowell. He was predeceased by his step-father, Bobby Hamby.

Visitation will be Saturday from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Chad Ashby.

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#15 Judy Bailey 2019-01-13 10:04
Joy, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the days ahead. Judy
#14 Philomena Parker 2019-01-12 23:51
To Eric’s mother, and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss.
Eric was loved by many and I will treasure the times I spent with him....and, always enjoyed catching up with him when I saw him.
My condolences
#13 Marilyn Worthington 2019-01-12 19:38
My sincere condolences for your loss of Eric. I worked with Eric at SunTrust. He was dedicated to his work, great fun and always very kind. May you find comfort in your memories.
#12 Tambi Waters Nida 2019-01-12 18:39
My deepest condolences! Although Eric and I lost touch over the years, my best high school memories are flooded with him in them. He was so full of love and laughter. I pray he rests in peace!
#11 Melba Reynolds 2019-01-12 10:23
Joy, I am so sorry for your loss. Lean on God and He will give you the strength you need to make it thru all of this. Eric was a great guy and loved by many. I remember how much Eddie loved him.
Love Melba
#10 Stepheni B Scott 2019-01-11 16:48
I will always remember his beautiful smile. I am truly sorry! Sincerely, Stepheni Brewington Scott
#9 Jon May 2019-01-11 08:50
I knew Eric when we worked together in HR at Hill-Rom/SSI. Always had a smile on his face and made one laugh. He will be missed. Prayers for the family as he was way too young.
#8 Steph Morris 2019-01-11 08:11
Eric was such a blast of sunshine. I hadn't seen him in years, but thought of him quite often and what a wonderful way he had of making everyone smile and laugh. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
#7 Sandy Erickson 2019-01-10 20:13
Joy and family I am so very sorry to see this notice of Eric's passing. My deepest sincere condolences. He was such a funny, great guy.
#6 Eddie Burnsed 2019-01-10 19:47
Eric was a great friend to myself when I lived in Atlanta & when I moved back to the Savannah, Ga area, we kept in contact for a while, then both of us lost contact with each other.
When my mother passed on April 5, 2007, he was there for me & sent the most beautiful flower arrangement; Eric was also one of the very few people that opened my eyes to Mary Ann Williams & other new religion authors, when I lived in Atlanta.
We always had a great time when we were together making each other laugh hysterically.
His nick name for me was “ Big Momma” & mine for him was “Big Daddy”, LOL.

God Bless his parents & family, you had a gem on your hands.
#5 Jeff Drummond 2019-01-10 14:45
In my years living in Charleston, Eric was more than just an integral member of our very close circle of friends. He was the glue - a true source of joy and laughter....a bright soul whose true light can never be extinguished. My heart breaks at the family's loss, and my heartfelt condolences go out to you all.
#4 Nicholas Patriciu 2019-01-10 14:16
Sending you my deepest condolences and prayers. Eric and I worked together at SunTrust and each and every day lifted the spirits of all those around him. He is and will be greatly missed.
#3 Wesley Foster 2019-01-10 14:15
May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. RIH Eric my friend...
#2 Megan Williams 2019-01-10 13:48
Debbie and Ms. Joy,
I am so sorry for your loss! I know how much you loved Eric. I continue to lift you all up in prayer.
#1 Barbara Blevens 2019-01-10 12:03
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Eric while at Turner Broadcasting. He was one of my managers and he was always so positive and happy. He shared many stories about his pups and was well liked by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.