Jackie Brewer Will Be Missed

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Jackie Brewer was a lady who will be remembered and missed for a long time in the Central community, as she spent much of her time volunteering around Central and offering her help to others. Please remember her family and friends during this difficult time.

Jacqueline Altemus Brewer died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at her home in Greenwell Springs. She was 66, born July 11, 1943. Her passions were family, gardening and community service. She spent the past 40 years serving the Central community as a hairdresser/beautician, building not only a strong clientele, but a lifetime of wonderful friends. She was an avid gardener and a member of various clubs, including the Fern Society & Central Bloomers. She was an active member of the community, working with organizations such as the Central Chamber of Commerce, Central City Alliance, Central Cooking for Kids, St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Habitat for Humanity and many more. In 2009, the city of Central awarded her the Servant Leadership Award in recognition of her outstanding services. She will be sadly missed. She is survived by two sisters, Cynthia Day and Lidia Aucoin; two daughters, Robin Hammond and Lori Brewer, of Denham Springs; two sons, Paul Brewer and wife Heidi Brewer, of Livingston, and Michael Brewer and wife Natalie Brewer, of Ellicott City, Md.; grandchildren, Brandy Brewer, Terah Price, Hope Prestridge, Maney Hammond, Tyler Hammond, Eliana Brewer, Joey Brewer, Lexi Brewer and Gracie Brewer; and three great-grandchildren, Aiden Spillman, Alexa Price and Mallory Prestridge. Preceded in death by her parents, Murphy and Lucy Altemus; husband, William R. Brewer; brother, Donald Altemus; and grandson, Travis Brewer. Pallbearers will be Ricky Brewer, Jim Hodges, Ray Aucoin, Justin Prestridge, Maney Hammond and Tyler Hammond. Honorary pallbearer is Joey Brewer. Visitation at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., on Tuesday, April 6, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation at St Alphonsus Catholic Church, Greenwell Springs, on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until religious service at 11:30 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Tom Duhe. Interment at Greenoaks Memorial Park.