OBITUARY

Juanita "Neda" McAfee Brimer

October 29, 1926January 1, 2020

On January 1, 2020, our beloved mother, Juanita “Neda” McAfee Brimer, was released from her earthly chains and into God’s arms. Although the last several months have been difficult for her, when we look back on her 93 years, you quickly realize she had great life.

Neda went from a happy childhood growing up on Hopkins Street in West End, to taking care of her dying mother from ages 14-16. She had to become an adult quickly. She made lifelong friends from childhood in the two neighborhoods she lived in — Wildwood and Harvest Hill, working at United Family, Sears, Avon and Pollyanna’s, as well as the two churches she attended — Ousley UMC and Bethel UMC. She cherished and enjoyed her friends, especially the seven couples who gathered once a month for about 40 years!

From the photos and stories, the highlights of Neda’s life were her husband, Jack, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Before having her own family, she practiced with her own nieces and nephew and loved them all as her own. She continued to take care of neighborhood kids and other friends of the family throughout the years.

Neda taught her family how to care for others. She was an avid card sender, phone caller, caring visitor, prayer partner, and helper. She also enjoyed art, ceramics, exercising and especially shopping. In her younger days she enthusiastically attended many USO dances during WWII.

Our family is thankful for her and for all those who loved her. She was a strong believer in Christ and we rest assured in the hope of salvation through Him.

Neda was the loving mother of Richard Scott Brimer (Josie), and Kellie Frissell (David). She is also survived by grandchildren: Rich Brimer (Athena), Robert Brimer (Andrew Toole), and Cathy Bui (Khoa), great-grandchildren, Bentley and Remi, nieces, nephews, loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Jack, brother, Alexander “Ham” McAfee and sister in-law, Dorothy “Dot” McAfee.

Family and friends are invited to gather for visitation on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, 245 Fairview Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281, where a memorial service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. A private burial will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made in her memory to: Bethel United Methodist Church

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 11, 2020

Memories

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Andrea Folkes

January 10, 2020

Several years ago after joining Bethel and getting involved in various activities, was when I truly got to know your mom. She had a warm and welcoming spirit. No matter what was happening around her, she had a warm smile. Her warmth and smile will be missed.

Jeanette Moore

January 8, 2020

When my husband and I started to Bethel UMC in 1999, Neda was one of the first people who befriended us and made us feel welcome. She had such a sweet spirit and was always kind. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Our love to Kellie, Dave and the entire family.

Fain Denicke

January 5, 2020

I met Neda and Jack at Ousley Methodist Church on Candler Road and their two children, Scott and Kellie many years ago. She was such a lovely person and always was so gracious and kind. She will be missed.

Killian Smith

January 4, 2020

Neda was one of my first friends when we moved to Georgia in 1971. We met at Ousley UMC on Candler Rd. Our daughters, Kellie and Katharine, were good friends, and our two families took a trip to the beach together when the girls were teenagers. Later Tom and I went to Hidden Valley Senior Center to play bridge and have lunch, and Neda was with us there for many years. Last summer Tom and I moved to North Carolina, but I will always remember Neda as a very special lady.

Cynthia Moore

January 4, 2020

Neda was my Mother's best friend from grade school...her family was my family.
Praying for you all & embracing you with love & Peace!
Neda had a heart of gold & I am thankful that her husband, Jack are reunited & I bet they are having so much fun with my Mother & Daddy!!

Becky Smith (Fink)

January 4, 2020

Neda (known to me as Mrs. Brimer), was also a devoted neighbor to those around her. Our families lived across the street from one another and her youngest daughter Kellie & I would play for hours on end. She was loving and protective of all the neighborhood children during the times we were running around under her watchful eye. I remember her as a kind Christian woman, devoted to her family, her faith and those of us who were lucky enough to be her friend. She will be missed. My heart goes out to the family at this time.

Deb Carter

January 3, 2020

When I started going to church at Bethel a few years ago, Neda sat beside me during the Service. After that, we sat together almost every Sunday. I always looked forward to seeing her. She encouraged my faith just by her presence. She was a very special person and I will miss her.

My prayers are with Kellie and Dave and all of Neda's family and friends.

Sheila Ricks

January 2, 2020

Neda was a sweet dear lady. One of my last memories of her was at our backpack buddy meeting, sitting in her wheelchair, and opening bags for us to pack for kids. She always came and did what she could and was always willing to help anyway she could. We will miss her so very much. Love to Kellie and Dave and the rest of the family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY