Mrs. Louis Gwendolyn (Rissler) Brinson, beloved wife, loving and hardworking mother, devoted grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and friend to so many, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at the age of 88.
She was born in Parke County, on March 24, 1920, and married her high school sweetheart, Nathan, who passed away on Jan. 26, 2008.
She was a gentle and quiet spirit with a kind and smiling face and was loved by all who knew her.
She was a lifelong and active member of the Church of the Nazarene, where she served the Lord as Church Treasurer for 22 years, Sunday School Superintendent, board member, Sunday school teacher, VBS Director, church organist and pianist, she was also PTA President, Garden Club President, Product Supervisor for Western Electric at the Indianapolis Plant during World War II, Retail Manager for Hechts Corp., in the Washington, D.C., area and partner in the Brinson Real Estate Brokerage Firm in Orlando, Fla., and served in many other areas of her church and community.
She stated, "the Lord Jesus Christ has been my lifelong companion, friend and ever present spirit."
She was preceded in death by Nathan William Brinson, her beloved husband of almost 72 years, son Larry William Brinson, Edgewater, Fla., parents Roy and Lelia Rissler, and brother Lester Wayne Rissler, all of Indiana.
She is survived by daughters Vonne Rodgers, Garner, N.C., and Karen Hatton, Fayetteville, Ga., sisters Chrystal Foley, Indianapolis, and Mazie Bowles, Brazil, 10 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home and Crematory, Peachtree City, Ga., between the hours of 7-8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, with the funeral services to take place at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, in the chapel.
A private internment will take place in Orlando, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make donations to Hospice Advantage, 101 York Dr., Suite 223, Fayetteville, Ga., 30214.