On Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, the death angel came and bored the spirit of our beloved Mother, and Grandmother, Mrs. Marie Brumfield. She was born Dec. 23, 1925, in Mt. Hermon. She joined the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church at an early age under the leadership of Dr. James Robert Vernon. Mrs. Marie’s favorite daily quote was: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”
She was a faithful and devoted worker in the church until her health failed. She served on the usher board, mission and kitchen committee. Mrs. Marie was also the mother of the church.
Mrs. Marie had a talent in cooking. She worked as a cafeteria worker at Vernon High School for 10 years and 17 at Mt. Hermon High School, where she retired.
On Dec. 21, 1947, she was united in holy matrimony to the love of her life, James. To this union, eight children were born.
She leaves to cherish her memories: three sons, Larry (Gayle) Brumfield of Atlanta, Ga., Jimmy Ray Brumfield of Mt. Hermon, and Frankie (Martha) Brumfield of Yonkers, N.Y.; three daughters, Wonder Anderson, Faye Magee, and Diane French of Mt. Hermon; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, church family, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, son, infant daughter, parents, sisters and brothers, and son-in-law.
Visitation will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. The Rev. Johnny Causey, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be at Mt. Olive Cemetery.
Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at www.crainandsons.com.