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Fannie Brown Weaver

March 30, 1949 ~ October 11, 2017 (age 68)

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Funeral Service
October 14, 2017

2:00 PM
Community CME Church
4317 Ridgewood Avenue
Columbia, SC 29203

Interment following funeral service
October 14, 2017

Serenity Memorial Gardens
1101 Buckner Road
Columbia, SC 29203

Mrs. Fannie Mae Brown-Weaver was born March 30, 1949, in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Mary Ethel Lee Brown and the late James Sims. On October 11, 2017 at 12:02 am, she was called Home to be with the Lord.

Fannie was educated in the public schools of Richland County. Her passion was cooking, which lead her to a career in food service. For many years, she was employed with Marriott Food Service at the University of South Carolina. She was also employed by Johnson Food Service at Fort Jackson.

In her time away from work, she enjoyed being the community “Grandma”, spreading love, wisdom, and ice cream to each and every child in the neighborhood. Fannie was a woman of few words, which allowed her character to radiate through her acts of kindness. At a very young age, she joined Ebenezer Baptist Church, where she sang on the choir and participated in other ministries and activities.

In addition to her parents, Fannie was predeceased by her husband; daughter, Deo Leysath; brother, Wesley Brown, Sr.; sister, Johnnie Mae Rawls; stepfather, Johnnie Washington; grandmother, Leola Brown; and grandfather, Farman Brown.

Left to cherish her loving memory are her daughter, Shelia Leysath-Williams; son, Darren Alonzo Leysath; two brothers, William Washington and Johnny Ray Brown; four sisters: Nevada Washington, Felicia Brown, Pearline Walker, and Jackie Sims; five grandchildren: Bridgett Williams, Myralyn Williams, Laquita Jones, Latisha Leysath, and Darren Bell; eight great-grandchildren: Trinity Davis, London Shaw, Kamara Jones, Quintaja Jones, Charles Simmons, Jr., Travis Gilmore, Jr., Kadeem Johnson, Jr., and Cassius Small, all of Columbia, South Carolina. She also leaves behind a host of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, other loving relatives, and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.

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