OBITUARY

Edith Mae Zeigler

April 9, 1921May 8, 2018

Edith Mae Zeigler was born April 9th, 1921 in North, S.C. She was preceded in death by her parents Vandy and Dessie Thomas, Sisters Adele Maury, Frances Devine, Claretha McCutcheon, brothers Jerry Thomas and James Thomas. (Deceased) four (4) sons John Miller, Herman Brisbon, Andrew Brisbon, Thomas Brisbon. With her family by her side, Edith was called home on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018. Upon leaving South Carolina, she moved to Washington, D.C. Later she met Edward Brisbon (deceased) and from that union nine (9) children were born. She attended DC public school system and received her General Education Diploma (GED). She worked for General Service Administration (GSA) and retired after 35 years of service. Affectionately known as (Dutch), Edith opened her home to family, friends and neighbors. Edith was selfless, kind, compassionate, free-spirited and full of empathy. She had a heart of gold! Her love and compassion touched so many lives. She loved hosting events for family and friends which included her community. She enjoyed taking trips to Atlantic City and Delaware. Edith loved to make people laugh and had profound wisdom. Edith enjoyed walking to her favorite frugality stores in DC. In addition, Edith was a member of the 19th Street Senior Citizens Women's Club in Fort Lauderdale Florida. Edith leaves to cherish twenty (20) Grandchildren and thirty-two (32) Great Grandchildren and ten (10) Great Great Grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Edith's legacy rests in her children (living) two (2) daughters Patricia A. Hopkins (Thomas Hopkins) Linda Turner (Gregory Turner) three (3) sons Ronald Brisbon, Vandy Brisbon, Steve Brisbon (Thomasinia). Family wishes to extend a special thanks to her caregivers Patricia and Maria of Broward County Florida. Our family is forever grateful and very much appreciative of your commitment, dedication, unselfishness, and patience with our dear mother. Services will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Berean Baptist Church 924 Madison St. NW. Washington, DC 20011 from 10:00am to 12:00noon.

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Jon Genier

May 19, 2018

My deepest sympathies to Edith's family. May the hope expressed at Job 14:13-15 give you some comfort for your great loss.

Samuel Jones (Junior)

May 17, 2018

It same like yesterday we were celebrating your 95th Birthday eating crab-legs and seafood. Rest in Heaven Grandma.

Samuel Jones (Junior)

May 17, 2018

Grandma, I thank you for helping making me the man that I am today. You made me stronger, wiser and taught me how to work hard to be independent on taking care of myself and family.I'm going to miss our talks but I know you are still watching over us. Here's a poem that I wrote about your last night with with us with you talking to Jesus.

COME ON JESUS

From the time I was born you have been by my side,
For 97 years you was my faithful guide.
Went to work for 35 years to provide for my family,
It was not easy, so thank you Jesus for allowing me to keep my sanity.

Come on Jesus, Come on Jesus, Come on Jesus

Gave birth to nine phenomenal kid’s
Look back at it now and say Jesus look what we did.
Was able to touch 62 wonderful loving Grands,
Promise me Jesus, you will keep them in one scared band.

Come on Jesus, Come on Jesus, Come on Jesus

You gave me the spirit to have a heart of gold,
Thank you Jesus for saving all our souls.
I am the daughter of Vandy and Dessie,
I pray to God when I’m gone my family will not be messy.

Come on Jesus, Come on Jesus, Come on Jesus

Come on Jesus take me to the father tonight,
The more I walk towards you Jesus I see the light.
I pray I will be gone before the break of day,
I have fulfilled my journey and I must say, I did it my way.

Come on Jesus, Come on Jesus, Come on Jesus

Kids, Grands and Friends
My earthly life tonight is coming to an end.
I know I did some right and wrongs,
Just remember my last words, “Be Strong”.

Come on Jesus, Come on Jesus, Come on Jesus


Written by Samuel L. Jones

Tomeze Brisbon

May 13, 2018

Grandma, you are my everything when everybody said I couldn't. You said I could and I would, I hope I made you proud. I love you with every inch of me.

Ashten Brisbon

May 11, 2018

Grandma, your life was full of loving deeds, forever thoughtful of our special needs. Today and tomorrow, my life through out, I will always love and cherish you.

Steve Brisbon

May 11, 2018

This young empowered 21 year old became my dearest mother; Isn't she beautiful!!!

Steve Brisbon

May 11, 2018

Enjoying and Loving the moments we shared during her birthday celebrations...

Steve Brisbon

May 11, 2018

Dear Mother,
I thank God for you!! I wouldn't be the man that I am today if it had not been for your love. You taught me how to be a man of valor. Your love was always so special and you give me tough love when I needed it the most. And God allowed you to be with me for so many years; I am so thankful to God for His angel and my special gift that I am so proud to call my Mother. I am forever grateful for the memories....
Love you madly,
Baby boy

FROM THE FAMILY