Wanda Brewer


Wanda Faye Brewer, 83, of Cleveland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at St. Thomas Hospital in Murfreesboro.

She was born in Cleveland on May 14, 1936, and although she had an eventful life and lived in several different states, she always called Cleveland her home.

Wanda spent her life helping others, and spending her younger years as a physical therapist aide at Bradley County Nursing Home. She was a light everywhere she went, never meeting a stranger, and making everyone around her fall in love with her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Margaret Burnette; brother, Sam Burnette; sons: Donald and Timothy Dempsey; and grandson, Aaron Miller.

Wanda is survived by her daughter, Vicci Dempsey of Murfreesboro; sister, Barbara Finnell of Cleveland; grandchildren: Valerie Smitty of Woodbury,  Maria (Tom) Keller of Cleveland, Ryan (Dee) Dempsey of Cleveland, and Jeremy Dempsey of Cleveland; great-grandchildren: Alicia Smitty (Anthony) of Woodbury, Zachery Smitty of Woodbury, Nathan Keller of Cleveland, and Brody Dempsey of Cleveland; and several adoring nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Her Life will be held at 3 p.m. today, April 26, 2020, with the Rev. Mike Davis officiating.

Interment will follow in Lee Cemetery, McDonald, with a white dove release ceremony and the playing of bagpipes concluding the service.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we are making services available for view on Ralph Buckner Funeral Home’s Facebook page during the service time, or at a later time.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Brewer family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.


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