Obituary – Faye Brewer

A. Faye Brewer, of St. Michaels, Maryland, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at her current home at The Gardens of Arkanshire in Springdale, Arkansas.   She passed gently and peacefully with family members by her side.  She was 90 years old.  

She was born January 28, 1933, in Honga, Maryland, a fishing island on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay.  She was the daughter of the late Leo Howard Tolley and the late Alberta Irene Walter Tolley.  She married the late Stanley E. Brewer on September 3, 1948.  Stanley passed away Sunday, January 14, 2007.  This year would have been their 75th wedding anniversary.   

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker who waited until her six children were raised before going to work outside the home.  She worked for several years as a teacher’s aide at the Frederick Douglas Elementary School before it was consolidated with St. Michaels Elementary.  She also was a faithful employee and the manager of several businesses in St. Michaels, including Fox’s Clothing and Department Stores and McCord’s Cleaners.  

She loved her family and her caregivers at Arkanshire; she loved Maryland;  and she loved crocheting afghans and other gifts for family and friends.  She claimed she hated to cook, but she made the best Maryland crab cakes anyone ever tasted.  

She is survived by five of her six children: Brenda Wideman(Bob) of Fayetteville, AR, Howard Brewer of Ocean City, MD, Donald Brewer(Tammy) of Easton, MD, Terry Brewer(JT) of St. Peters, MO, and Allan Brewer of Centreville, MD. She is also survived by the widow of her late son, Timothy, her daughter-in-law, Mary Sue Brewer of Easton, MD; her sister, Florence ‘Flo’ Brewer of Warrenton, VA; and 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her youngest son, Timothy; her brother, Leon Tyler; and her sister, Frances Lando.  

Services will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in St. Michaels, MD.    Visitation will be held at the church beginning at 10:00 am.  Her Celebration of Life service will begin at 11:00 am in the sanctuary, after which she will be laid to rest next to her husband, Stanley, in Olivet Cemetery.   The Rev. Jim Pugh and the Rev. Brenda Wideman will officiate. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 207, St. Michaels, MD 21663, 410-745-2534; or to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory in Arkansas and Framptom Funeral Home in St. Michaels, MD

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