Donald Kent Brewington “Bee”, 69, of Wilmington, NC, died Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Dosher Memorial Hospital, Southport, NC. Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The visitation will be at Davis Funeral Home, Tuesday April 30, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00pm.
On Wednesday, April 25, 2013, Mr. Donald Kent Brewington received
and accepted his job assignment as a Master Gardner in God’s Heavenly Garden. We are humbly thankful and blessed that God allowed us to share His magnificent gift for 25,525 precious days.
Affectionately known as “Bee”, Donald was born to Mrs. Helen
Kirby Scott and the late Mr. Walter Brewington on June 7, 1943 in
Wilmington, North Carolina. Bee was a graduate of the Williston
Industrial High School Class of 1962. He received his Professional
Meatcutting Certification from Cape Fear Technical College. Bee was
united in Holy Matrimony with Mrs. Doris Annette Harrison Brewington
for forty-seven years. Although, Bee and Doris nurtured and tenderly
loved two handsome sons and one beautiful daughter; Bee was
a father to so many in his family, extended family and community.
Bee, began his professional career as a Butcher with G & H
Groceries and retired in 1994 after more than thirty years of
dedicated and faithful service. His/ career spanned working for
Harris-Teeter, Food Lion and Sunkist Superette. After retirement, he
briefly operated “Bee’s Handyman Service”. Bee was an expert at
electrical work, carpentry, plumbing and automotive work.
He accepted Christ into his life and joined Mount Nebo Missionary
Baptist Church in Wilmington, North Carolina at an early age. Bee
was a lively person, full of humor and wit. His favorite pastime was
his garden. Blessed with a green thumb, he always believed that his
tomatoes and collards were the prettiest and most abundant in town!
Bee was always full of caring and compassion. Lending a helping hand
was second nature to him, which was why he never met a stranger
and always made sure that no one ever went hungry. In his final years,
Bee became a devoted caregiver to his wife and mother but now he
rests in the eternal care of the Master.
The memories of Bee will forever be engraved in the hearts of his
loving and devoted wife: Doris H. Brewington of the home; He also
leaves three children: Derrick T. Brewington (Andrea), Yolanda B.
Norwood (Israel) and Darnell K. Brewington; two grandchildren: Ashlyn
M. Brewington and Ryan M. Brewington; two sisters: Claudia Mallette
(Samuel) and Vivian Inez Lewis; two brothers: Alfred Brewington and
Herman Brewington; three aunts: Inez Merrick (Nathaniel), Viola
Hembrick (Chester) and Mae Sue Jones; six uncles: Charlie Clark
(Mattie), William Clark (Kendall), Rudolph Brewington (Judy), James
Brewington (Linda), Lawrence Brewington (Zenobia) and Ernest
Brewington; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.