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Annie Eurine (Fullwood) Brewer

May 5, 1924February 17, 2021

Mrs. Annie Eurine Fullwood Brewer, an honored Morganton treasure, gained her precious heavenly wings on February 17, 2021. Mrs. Annie Fullwood Brewer, the youngest and last survivor of ten Fullwood siblings, was born May 5, 1924, in the John’s River area of Burke County.

The family moved to Morganton when Miss Annie was around 3 years old. There was a tight bond between all of the siblings [6 girls & 4 boys], but Ms. Annie was especially close to her five sisters. The sisters lived within walking distance of one another most of their lives. They influenced one another’s inclination to serve others and they raised their families together in that same vein.

Ms. Annie’s parents, John and Maldonia Fullwood, raised their family with the rock solid values of hard work, faithful prayer, love for family, and with a deep and abiding trust in God.

Ms. Annie attended the Colored School, Olive Hill, of Morganton. After graduating high school, she married the late Harvey George Brewer and they made their life in Morganton for 53 years up until his passing in 1994. Mrs. Brewer was preceded in death by her husband Harvey George and sons George Edward, Harvey Kenneth, and Johnny Thomas.

Ms. Annie is a life-long member of Gaston Chapel A.M.E. Church where she served in the Rainbow Club, as Church Secretary, Willing Workers Club, the Kitchen Committee, the Stewards Board, the Missionary Society, the Lay Organization, and countless other clubs and organizations. Like many others who grew up in the Great Depression, the Fullwood family relied heavily on their faith and on each other. The church played a major role in her life early on when at the tender age of 10 Miss Annie made the public statement of faith, joined the church and went on to live an exemplary life of commitment to service, kindness, and love for others. Her service extended far beyond the walls of Gaston Chapel and the comfort of her own home. She has always been fiercely committed to civic engagement and community service. From her duties on the PTA, the Bethune Women’s Club, the Burke County NAACP, as the Commissioner of the Morganton Housing Authority, the Morganton Redevelopment Commission, and as an office holder with the Democratic Party of Burke County. Mrs. Annie Brewer was a life-long charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Mother, Mama, Mrs. Brewer, Ms. Annie, Ms. B, Aunt Annie, Granny---thank you for your example of “a purposeful life, guided by faith.” Mrs. Brewer leaves behind a daughter Carolyn, a son Larry [Nancy], daughters’ in-law Brenda Brewer & Karen Brewer, nieces Deborah O’Neil & Linda Fullwood, nephews Allen Fullwood, William Tate, & Edward O’Neil Jr., along with 14 grandchildren, and dozens of great-grandchildren. For this rich legacy, we THANK YOU Annie F Brewer.

A graveside service is planned for Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:00 p.m. at the Mt. Hermon A.M.E. Church Cemetery in Morganton.

A public viewing will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 2-5 p.m. at Kirksey Funeral Home

Due to COVID-19 pandemic masks and social distance will be required.

Kirksey Funeral Home of Morganton has the honor of serving the family.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, February 21, 2021

Memories

Annie Eurine (Fullwood) Brewer

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Carolyn K. Fleming

February 20, 2021

In this season of swift transition, I reflect on the sweet, sweet spirit that, radiated whenever I was in the presence of Miss Annie Brewer. An extraordinary servant leader and elite lady . To see her walking around Morganton, showing up at various missionary meetings, her presence at various functions with the Gaston Chapel AME FAMILY will leave a void. To the family, and the church family, I will miss her., I imagine she is walking around HEAVEN, ETERNAL REST.

loretta whiteside

February 20, 2021

I REMEMBER MS. ANNIE GOING TO SENIOR DAYCARE AND LARRY TAKING HER EVERYDAY. IF I WAS IN THE YARD WORKING SHE WOULD HAVE LARRY TO STOP SO SHE COULD SAY "GOOD MORNING". SHE WAS A DAILY WALKER WITH MS. STAMPS AND HAD A SMILE ON HER FACE EVERY MORNING. MY LOVE SINCERE PRAYERS TO STAY STRONG AND THE KIND PERSON THAT MS. ANNIE WAS IN HER LIFE. GOD BLESS!!!

Willie and Rochelle McIntosh

February 20, 2021

On behalf of our McIntosh family, we would like to say we are in prayer for the the family. We all feel a deep loss. We love you.

Dr. Faye Reese-Miller

February 20, 2021

To the family of ms. Annie sorry to hear of the transition of ms
Annie so was a great woman of God, quiet, loving spirit but you were always aware of her presence she illuminated the room, I will hold the family close in prayer, to Debra O'Neil
Thank you for all you done for aunt annie that how I really got to know her 💞
RiH Sweet lady
DR. FAYE REESE-MILLER
WINSTON SALEM, NC

Julius Hunter

February 19, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family of Mrs. Annie Brewer during this time. Your mother was an amazing woman and she will truly be missed. Scripture promises that God is our refuge, strength, and our ever-present help. Rest in knowing that God is also guiding you through this difficult time. He will comfort you and never leave you.

Keeping you in our prayers,
Reverend Dr. Julius and Julia Hunter

Renee Harrison-Rowe

February 19, 2021

Mrs. Annie was a woman with such style, class, and grace. I always thought that she was one of the most beautiful women inside and outside that I ever encountered. Her smile was contagious. Mrs. Annie set a standard that was to be admired from generations to come. I salute you queen.

Thank you Mrs. Annie!

Dr. Abdue Knox

February 19, 2021

No matter what the trials are, or how big the mountains seem; The Lord is there to you through He will go to all extremes.
So, if the cross seems hard to bear and you know not what to do; The one who loves you most of all will be there to see you through.

We are in place in this world for a limited time, and with the breath of infants begins the race to the grave a race everyone must run.
we bow in humble submission to Him who never makes a mistake and remind the family to be encouraged by the words of this poem:

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.
Rev. Dr. Abdue L. Knox and the Greater Bethel AME Church Family of Charlotte NC.

Kathleen Kincaid

February 19, 2021

Ms. Annie was loved by all at the Adult Day Program she attended for about 7 yrs. Her smile was contagious and she enjoyed her days with her friends. She will be missed dearly by staff and peers. Praying for peace and comfort in the days to come.

Belinda Vinson

February 19, 2021

Our sincere sympathy and condolences to all Miss Annie family. I called her Miss Mama and always looked forward to a big bear hug and kiss whenever we greeted. She was a strong woman of God and such a loving and caring person. Only find memories of her will forever be in my thoughts. Praying for the family.
Pastor Walter and Belinda Vinson.

Kimberly Howell

February 19, 2021

Mrs Annie was an awesome lady! I looked forward to seeing her beautiful smiling face whenever I would come to see my Grandparents in Morganton! Her sincerity to me was infectious! May the peace of understanding fall on the Family. She’s the last of the gorgeous ladies of Wisdom at Gaston Chapel AME in my eyes!

Kimberly Howell, Charlotte NC
Daughter of Nancy Tate

FROM THE FAMILY