Sammie Lucille Goodman Brewer, 94, of Columbus, MS, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, Columbus, MS. Visitation will be Thursday, December 6, 2018, from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, MS. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM in the Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel with Shawn Dickey officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Columbus, MS with Lowndes Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Brewer was born September 11, 1924, to the late Roy H. Goodman and Lucille Alexander. She was a longtime faithful member of Columbus Church of Christ. Mrs. Brewer was known as “Ma Sam” to many. She was retired from United Technology and a member of the Third Thursday Bunch, graduating from Lee High School Class of 1944. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her dear husband of 59 years, T. J. Brewer; a devoted and loving grandmother, Ella Reeves Goodman, the only mother she ever knew, as she was orphaned at 6 months old; a brother, Roy, Jr.; and one sister, Anita Patrick. Survivors include one daughter, Patricia B. Holliday, Columbus, MS; two sons, Phil (Betty) Brewer of Murfreesboro, TN and Gary (Star) Brewer of Rancho Cordova, CA; grandchildren, Teresa (Keith) Steel, Curtis (Deana) Brewer, Stephanie (Chris) Wright, Susie (Mike) Yoses and Matthew Brewer; step-grandchildren, Becky (Scott) Kinard and Burt Holliday; great-grandchildren, Austin Steel, Avery Brewer, Dylan and Maddie Wright, T.J. and Hunter Samuel Yoses; step-great-grandchildren, Brittany (Matthew) Stemmler and Hillary (Will) Black; step-great-great grandchildren, Finley Stemmler and Sallie Black; sisters-in-law, Helen Brewer, Mary Ann Brewer and Juanita Brewer. Pallbearers will be Curtis Brewer, Dale Brewer, Burt Holliday, Scott Kinard, David Brewer and Austin Steel. Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Bolton, Gary and Patsy Conquest, Joyce Edgeworth, George and Cindy Moore, Mike and Judy Smith, the many dear friends from nearly fifty years of membership at Columbus Church of Christ and the Lee High School Class of 1944 Third Thursday Bunch. Memorials may be made to Pinevale Children’s Home, 1872 County Rd. 700, Corinth, MS 38834. A special thank you to the staff of Trinity Retirement Community and the staff of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on December 6, 2018
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