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Luther L Brimfield
September 12, 1938 ~ June 6, 2022 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Deacon Luther L. Brimfield 83, of West Columbia, South Carolina, will be held on Tuesday June 14, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Ebenezer Pentecostal Holiness Church 501 Church Street, West Columbia, South Carolina. Burial will follow at the Platt Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Princeton Road, West Columbia, South Carolina. There will be a viewing at Pearson's Funeral Home 4508 N. Main Street Columbia, SC, on Monday, June 13, 2022 from 12:00 to 7:00 pm. Deacon Luther Lee Brimfield, hero, teacher, carpenter, accomplished fisherman, died on Monday, June 6, 2022. Luther was the consummate friend and confidant. Easy going, generous, soft spoken and kind. He was always giving of himself to people that he knew as well as total strangers. Born in Baltimore Maryland the son of the late Annie Ruth Haygood and Virgin Brimfield on September 12, 1938. Shortly after the death of his father, the family relocated to Pelion, SC and was educated in the Lexington Public School system. Luther loved sharing stories about his childhood with his Aunt Lila and his brother Isaiah. His mother then married Henry Leroy Allen who adopted Luther and became his father. Luther loved the Lord and it manifested in his love for his church, Platt Springs Baptist. He served faithfully on the Deacon board, a member of the Usher Board, Member of the Junior Choir, trustee, and a member of the Golden Square Lodge # 283. Luther was preceded in death by his brother Vernon and Michael. He married the love of his life Catherine Elizabeth Mack for almost 61 years ago. They were blessed with two children, Kathleen Wilson ( Gregory) of West Columbia and Kenneth Brimfield (Tonja) also of West Columbia. He taught them reverence their mother, to fish (his favorite hobby), to set and hammer nails, to love the natural world, especially gardens (his second favorite hobby) and to love Jesus. He worked tirelessly to ensure that his family had everything they needed. He took extreme pride in his (4) grandchildren Taisha (Jeffrey), Gregory (Alecia), Brandon, Evana and his (7) great grandchildren, Destinee, Damariah, Daniah, Kaiden, Devin, and Kendellyn. He would remark that "never in his wildest dreams would he have thought he would have such beautiful offspring". He welcome Greg and Joseph, two of his nephews into his home. He treated them as if they were his children and they always had a special place is his heart. Deacon Brimfield loved and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his sister in-laws Georgia, Lessie, Lillie, Thelma, Marie, and his brother in-laws Milton, Morris, Johnny, Terry. The laughter and good will was infectious whenever they were together. He had a special relationship with Deacon Lorine Anderson. When he said that's my sister or that's my brother, they genuinely felt that way. Talking to your best friend is sometimes all the therapy that you need and they provided that for each other. After graduating from Lake View High School, his employment career started in masonry working for his father Leroy Allen, but when he saw a framing crew, he knew that woodworking was what he wanted to do. He excelled at stick-built cabinet making and built the cabinets in many of his neighbors's homes. He would often say as we passed houses throughout the city of Columbia, "I built cabinets in that house." After his construction career Luther worked as the building maintenance manager for Busbee Middle School, where he formed lasting friendships with many of the faculty as well as the students. He was know as Mr. B. and is still known as "Charlie" by many of the students that attended Busbee as he was a big fan of the show Charlie's Angels and would refer to the students as his Angels. He also loved to snack, especially on cookies or as he called them "nabs". If you went fishing with him you would could always count on him to have some kind of Lance cookies, Saltine crackers, Potted Meat, Beenie Weenies, or Vienna sausages tucked away somewhere. He always made sure that he had enough for himself and whoever was with him. He was a Deacon of Platt Springs Baptist Church and a long time member. Deacon Brimfield was employed with the Busbee Middle School with the maintenance Department for many years until he retired. He is cherished by his loving wife, Mrs. Catherine Mack Brimfield of the home, and his son, Kenneth (Tonja) Brimfield of West Columbia, SC, and daughter, Katherine (Gregory) Wilson of West Columbia, SC, and four grandchildren and seven great grand children. One brother Izell Salley of Philadelphia, Pa. and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.