South Alabamian

Jimmy Lee Brewer



Jimmy Lee Brewer, 78, passed away at his home Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. He was a member of First Pentecostal Church in Jackson. Jimmy worked at Furr’s IGA for more than 20 years and then Cloverleaf Dairy. Following that, he was employed by Clarke Washington Electric Management Cooperation for many years prior to retiring.

Jimmy enjoyed growing vegetable gardens and fishing.

He was married to his wife for more than 60 years, Barbara Anne Guy Brewer. His children and grandchildren said he would always say, “Pennies make dollars!” They also said Jimmy would always sing to them the “Red Bug Song.”

Jimmy was all about helping folks, he never met a stranger and was not judgmental. He was indeed a “selfless” man and one would never hear a bad word about him. Jimmy really loved his family, especially the grands and greats. He would always make sure their needs were met. Jimmy will be missed by all that knew him.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Barbara Anne Guy Brewer; four daughters, Brenda (James) Bayles, Alane (Scott) Hutchinson, Kristy (Johnny) Hayes and Jennifer (Brantley) Anderson; one brother, Ervin (Sharon) Brewer; one sister, Mary Alice Powell; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; with numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 26, at First Pentecostal Church in Jackson, Bro. William Hales officiated and Bro. Ronald Rivers with St. Stephens Funeral Home directed. Interment followed at Peniel Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Micheal Bayles, Ryan Bayles, Cody Bayles, Matthew and Jacob Daniels, and Hunter Hayes. Honorary pallbearers included Travis and Tyler Hayes, Zack Anderson and Todd Moran.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Ervin Brewer and Hessie Bell Bedwell Brewer; sons, William and Glenn Brewer; and four brothers Fred, James, Henry and Randy.

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