Zoie Mildred Brewer, 88

by | September 17, 2019 3:43 pm

Funeral services for Zoie Mildred Brewer, 88, of Twin City were Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Hawhammock Baptist Church with Reverend Cail Pressey and Chaplain Franklin Sasser officiating. Interment followed at Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum with Reverend Fred Dunn officiating. The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Hawhammock Baptist Church. She passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Emanuel County Nursing Home following an extended illness.

Mrs. Zoie Mildred Brewer was born August 26, 1931 in Offerman to the late Lewis Jeffrey Barnard and Zoie Strickland Barnard. She was first a woman of God, a loving and supportive wife and mother, a trusted employee, and a loyal friend. She loved to give. Brewer supported numerous Christian organizations, made and gave hats to cancer patients, and sewed bibs and lap blankets for the nursing home. She loved her church and served as a teacher and piano player for many years. Brewer retired from Durden Banking Company, having worked through the ranks of bookkeeper to vice president. She was a charter member and president of the Pilot Club and was elected Businesswoman of the Year in Georgia. Brewer was an accomplished businesswoman, but that is not what people say about her. They say, “I loved her smile,” “She was so sweet,” and “She loved the Lord.” Brewer was truly a virtuous woman and her “children will rise up and call her blessed.” She was a member of Hawhammock Baptist Church for more than 20 years. In addition to her parents, Brewer was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Edwin Brewer Jr.; son, Jesse Edwin Brewer III; brothers; Thomas Barnard, L.J. Barnard, and McKinley Barnard; sisters, Beatrice Crosby and Jewell Hardy; and grandson, David King.

Survivors include her son, Jeffrey (Connie) Brewer of Swainsboro; daughters, Mary Ann (Robert) Hunsicker of Springdale, Arizona, Teresa (Dennis) King of Porterdale, and Annette (Warren) Reed of Savannah; brother, Monroe (Betty) Barnard of Orlando, Florida; sister, Earnestine Dixon of Offerman; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.  

Pallbearers were Kenton Landon, Aaron Walden, Craig Rowland, John Thompson, Mike Rowland, and Al Thomas. Honorary pallbearers were the staff of Durden Banking Company and the women of Wisdom Sunday School Class.

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.

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