Marilyn Deloris Crider Brewer, 85, of Saint Matthews, South Carolina, went to her heavenly home peacefully to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at Calhoun Convalescent Center. She joined her beloved husband, "Fred" Arthur Frashier Curtis Brewer, for eternity.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Monday, August 24, 2020, at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel, 1012 Whitman Street, Orangeburg, South Carolina. The service will be officiated by the Reverend Henry Cooper and Reverend David Mitchell. Her resting place will be next to her husband at Gethsemane Baptist Church cemetery.
Due to the complications of COVID-19, unfortunately, her memorial service will be private.
Marilyn was born on March 28, 1935, in Saint Matthews, South Carolina, daughter of the late Fred Crider and Lucille Betsill Crider. She attended Saint Matthews High School and graduated in 1953.
She married the late "Fred" Arthur Frashier Curtis Brewer in 1953 and was happily married for 48 years until his passing in 2001. A piece of her was lost that day, and she quietly awaited rejoining him to continue their journey together once again. Marilyn was unique, tried and true, a treasure of gentle strength and selfless spirit with the power to share. She gave herself with unwavering faith to family and friends. She was a dedicated wife, homemaker, mother, grandmother and sister. She was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir and teaching Sunday School. Marilyn also had a great love for art and enjoyed spending time drawing and painting.
Following the path the Lord laid for her, she took his hand when she heard his call and now found eternal peace.
Many memories will be treasured by her surviving family: son, William "Billy" Frashier Brewer (Susan) of Saint Matthews, SC; sister, Patricia Wiles (Paul) of Orangeburg, SC; brother, Jack Crider (Becky) of Saint Matthews, SC; and grandson, Andrew Herbert Cross, III (Courtney). She had many nieces and nephews she adored, as well as grandnieces and grandnephews, cousins, other loving family members and a number of treasured friends. She was preceded in death by her sister, Gloria C. Hoffman (Thair) of Saint Matthews, SC; and brother, Bill Crider (Mary) of Sumter, SC.
The family wishes to extend a "Special Thank You" to the wonderful, dedicated staff members at Calhoun Convalescent Center who treated her with kindness and respect and made it home for her while she was there and provided tender loving care during her final days. We would also like to thank the caring staff of The Regional Medical Center and Edisto Home Care & Hospice.
To everyone who has shown acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy to our family, we deeply appreciate the comfort you provided to us during this time of bereavement.
For arranging such a peaceful and caring memorial service for our family during our time of need, we extend our sincere gratitude to Thompson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Thompson Funeral Home, Orangeburg, South Carolina, 1012 Whitman Street, Orangeburg, South Carolina, 29115.
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