Obituary: Helen L. Brewer

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : October 28, 2011

Helen L. Brewer

Services for Mrs. Helen L. Brewer, 81, Tyler, were held 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at True Vine Baptist Church with the Rev. Christopher Nauls officiating.

Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery under direction of Community Funeral Home of Tyler.

Mrs. Brewer died Oct. 23, 2011, at The Heights of Tyler.

She was born Dec. 19, 1929, in Tyler and was a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Emmett J. Scott High School and Texas College, earning BS and MA degrees. She was a member of True Vine Baptist Church and was a retired home economics teacher from the Malakoff Independent School District. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.; Top Ladies of Distinction; vice president of the Tyler chapter Alumni Association; Utopia Club; Collegiate Club; member of Tyler Parks and Recreation Board; member of The Salvation Army and Goodwill Industries; and organizer of Friends to the End.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Melvin Brewer of Tyler; daughters, Barbara Brewer (Joe) Burrell of Houston and Alvina Brewer of Tyler; aunt/mother, Helen King Dismukes of Denver, Colo.; very special friend, Loretta Dewberry of Tyler; godchild, Ashley Kirkland of Tyler; special sister, Earltine Dennie of Tulsa, Okla.; and special cousin, Thorndike Lewis of Tyler.

Comment (1)

  1. John Atkins said on 02-11-2011

    Mrs. Brewer was my Home Econ teacher my senior year. I didn’t really want to be in there and caused lots of problems to start the year. She had a conversation with me that no teacher really ever had with me. She talked about leadership, responsibilities, etc. and how other students were influenced by my actions because, whether or not I knew it, those students had respect for me were following my lead.
    I ended up enjoying the class, 28 girls and 1 guy is not a bad thing if you have the right attitude.