Eunice Bessie Brewer
May 21, 1923 – June 11, 2021
Eunice B. Brewer went home to her Savior on June 11, 2021. She is now reunited with her beloved husband of 66 years, Rev. T. Robert Brewer, along with family, friends, and many brothers and sisters in Christ whose path she crossed during her 98 years.
Born Eunice Bessie Bailey on May 21, 1923, she grew up in central Maine one of four sisters. She graduated from Gordon College in Boston, MA. While there, she caught the eye of her future husband, Bob. Upon graduation, they married, and she became actively involved as a pastor’s wife at a new Christian & Missionary Alliance church in Greenfield, MA.
When they moved to Philadelphia in 1949, Eunice joined the Insurance Company of North America (INA, later known as CIGNA) as a ratings clerk in the underwriting department. When her husband was called to teach at St. Paul Bible College, she transferred to the St. Paul, Minnesota office as an underwriting assistant. In 1957, Bob was invited to teach at Nyack College in Nyack, NY, and she joined the White Plains, NY office as assistant to the office manager. Her career crested in a senior management position in the human resource department in New York City. Eunice retired in 1987 after a sterling 38-year career. After living in Connecticut for 12 years, she and Bob joined the Shell Point Retirement Community in Ft. Myers, FL in 1999.
During the Nyack years, Eunice was a full partner in Bob’s work. Renowned for their generosity and hospitality, she regularly fed ever-hungry, ever-grateful college students on Sunday evenings in their home. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 am on July 16, 2021 at the Village Church at Shell Point in Fort Myers, Florida. In lieu of flowers, Eunice’s wish is that donations be made to The Great Commission Fund at the Village Church, 15100 Shell Point Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or the T. Robert Brewer Christian Education Scholarship, c/o Dr. Michael Scales, President, Nyack College, 2 Washington Street, New York, NY 10004.
Celebration of Life
Friday, July 16, 2021