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Beryl Elfreda Handy

February 25, 1954 ~ December 30, 2021 (age 67)

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Beryl Elfreda Brewer was born February 25, 1954 to parents William Stephens Sr. and Annie Louise Brewer. She was educated in the Manatee County School System and upon graduating she continued her education by becoming a nurse. Later in life, she wasn’t completely satisfied with being a nurse so she went to cosmetology school and became a licensed beautician. “Freda”, as we affectionately know her has always exhibited compassion to people. She loved kids and senior citizens. After becoming disabled and no longer able to work, she became a parent all over again, fostering five of her granddaughters. As they began to grow up and leave the nest, Freda still wasn’t content. She enjoyed working at different food banks and taking food around to people in need. The welfare of people became her mission allowing for her to place calls to determine who needed food and going the extra mile delivering the food to those in need. There were plenty of days where she didn’t feel well, but she kept the FAITH in knowing where her help came from. She sang in the “Greater Mt. Pilgrim MBC Choir” under the leadership of Pastor Ceasar Allen.  A short time later, her son Lee was called into the ministry and she joined his church while serving the ministry in multiple capacities until GOD summoned her home.

Ms. Freda is proceeded in death by her parents, William Stephens Sr. and Annie Louise Brewer; Sister, Constance Elaine Johnson (Connie) and Brother, Walter Larry Johnson.

She leaves her fondest memories to her Son, Pastor Lee Jackson (wife Tamara) of Bradenton FL;  Daughter, Tamiko Stephens of Palmetto FL;  Granddaughter (whom she raised as a daughter), Ebony Stephens of Palmetto FL;  14 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren, Sisters, Shirley Brewer of Dallas TX; Diana Stephens of Ellenton FL; Faye Lee of Palmetto FL; Nancy Cherry and Nadine Stephens both of Sarasota FL and Pamela Stephens of Georgia. Brother, William Stephens Jr. of Houston TX; Uncle, Kenneth Brewer of Virginia; Aunt, Mary Brewer of Bradenton FL; Special Niece, Katie McClendon; God Daughter, Deloris Mack of St. Petersburg FL. Let’s not forget Freda’s Furry Companion, Paris; Longtime friend Pamela Wright and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and sorrowing friends.  Viewing will be held 6-8pm Friday, January 14, 2022 and Homegoing Service 11am Saturday, January 15, 2022  both at Unity Fellowship Church 4200 32nd Street West Bradenton, Florida 34205.

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January 14, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Unity Fellowship Church
4200 32nd Street West
Bradenton, FL 34221

Funeral Service
January 15, 2022

11:00 AM
Unity Fellowship Church
4200 32nd Street West
Bradenton, FL 34221

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