October 22, 1945 – January 3, 2019
James Douglas “Jimmy” Brasher, a resident of Birmingham, Alabama, was born in Osceola, Arkansas, and he passed away peacefully at his home on January 3, 2019 at the age of 73.
Jimmy loved the Lord and faithfully served as pastor to several small churches. He worked with Jimmie Hale Missions as a Chaplin for many years and retired as the Director of the Royal Pines Center in Hayden. He loved his family dearly and cherished all the time he was able to spend with them.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Thelma Ruth Brasher; one son, Michael Albert Brasher, and one brother, David Brasher.
Jimmy is survived by Louann Fay Brasher; one son, Drew & wife Darcy Brasher; two daughters, Ruth Ann Burr and Rachael Ann & husband Mark Silvers; one daughter–in-law, Amy Brasher; two brothers, Cliff & wife Renee Brasher and John Brasher; two sisters, Mary Ann Parris and LaWanda Broadus; fifteen grandchildren, Matthew & wife Jane' Phillippo, Rebekah Phillippo, Elisabeth & husband Jesse Black, Stephen & wife Alexea Phillippo, Noah & wife Cruz Burr, Shane & wife Michelle Brasher, Jimmy Brasher, Nancy & husband Jonathan Smith, Christina & husband Scottie Scarpelli, Daniel Scarpelli; Ethan Brasher, Chloe Brasher, Hannah Silvers, Kerry Silvers, and Morgan Silvers; four great grandchildren, Rylee Paige Phillippo, Liam Christopher Harper, Presley Brasher, Noland Timothy Burr, and Reiden Scarpelli, and many other family members and a host of friends.
Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2:00pm in the Oakwood Memorial Gardens mausoleum.
WEARY - God saw you getting weary. He did what He thought best. He put his arms around you and said, "Come and rest." He opened up His golden gates on that heartbreaking day, And with His arms around you, you gently slipped away. It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone. A part of us went with you, the day God called you home.
- Memorial Service Sunday, February 10, 2019
Joy Uptain McCullar
January 11, 2019
Condolences to the family. Jimmy and LouAnn gifted me with a NT to use for soul winning. I used it to share the gospel until it fell apart. I continue to use that method to share the gospel to thus day. Congratulations on your home going.
January 6, 2019
Will never forget the words of wisdom shared by Brother Jimmy over lunch while I was attending Southeastern Bible College in the late 1990s. He told me, “When you become a pastor, be careful the appetite you create in your people. That is the appetite you must feed. Give them a desire for the Word of God and they will never go hungry.” Great words I live by today as a pastor in Santa Rosa Beach FLORIDA.
“Beautiful in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints” (Psalm 116:15). So blessed to have known him for a short time. But grateful that he will play an even more significant role in our future! Praise Jesus. May the God of all comfort wrap you in His loving arms and flood your hearts with hope and peace. This is not goodbye, but “see you later!”
Pastor Scooter Ward