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Please see the scheduled service times below for the Celebration of Life for Deacon Leroy Brewer, Sr.
LeRoy Brewer (nicknamed Lovey) was born in Fulton, Arkansas on May of 1933 to Mary and Mackinley Brewer. LeRoy was the 6th of seven children that grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas. He moved to Phoenix in 1943 and attended Paul Laurence Dunbar School, Mary McLeod Bethune School and Carver High School. He was drafted to the Army in 1953. He spent his infantry in the army in Germany for 2 years. He got out and reenlisted for Military police for 3 years in France. During his tenure in the armed services, he sang in the 21 male voice choir.
When he got out of the army, he began attending Emmanuel COGIC under the teaching of the late Bishop Felton E. King. It was here that he met and married Lorretta Brewer in 1963 at the age of 30. LeRoy worked several odd jobs during his lifetime, including shining shoes downtown when he was a teen but he had a passion for driving. He was a union man for 20+ years where he drove trucks for different companies. LeRoy was the State of Arizona Truck Driving Champion for 4 years and he drove tour buses for 22 years.
LeRoy loved to serve in the church. He was the YPWW president for many years. He sang in the Combined Choir, the men’s choir and was the President of the Senior Choir. He also sang in a couple of quartet groups including The Voices of Wonder. He was a devoted usher for many years. He received his deaconship under the care of Pastor Felton E. King. He was recently recognized for having the longest tenure and being the Oldest Male Member at Emmanuel.
LeRoy was preceded in death by his mother Mary Brewer, His father and stepmother Mack McKinley and Queen Esther Brewer; his siblings, Wilma, Mack Jr., Ethel, Curtis, Robert and Verlee; his son Philippe (France); his granddaughter, Tasia Timmons; and his Godmother, Evangelist Sarah King.
LeRoy leaves to cherish his memory, Lorretta (wife) and their children: Treva (Fiance-Traye); her children: Tasia (deceased), Malik and Malaysia; LeRoy Jr, (Wife - Lillie), his children: Mariyah, Tahj, Cheyenne, Deja, Qwestt and Jayla, and his grandchild: Cataleya (plus one on the way!) and Marla (Husband - Sean); her children: TreVon and Brooklyn, and her grandchildren, Makiya and Marz; his son, Phillipe (deceased) and his daughter Janny (of France); his son Eric (wife - Florence) and his children: Erica, Angela, Tyra, Emily, Tierney, Cameron, Timberland, Trinity, Olivia; and his grandchildren: Hailey, Deena, Blair, Blake, Charley, Amaya, Aubrey, Syrus, Saber, Altyn, Cash, Mychael, Myla, London; his Godsister, Sandra Brown of San Diego, CA, and Goddaughter, Angela Horn. and a host of other relatives and friends.
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