Mata Elaine Garrison Brewer, 73, of West End, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. 

Mata was born on Nov. 3, 1945, in Hamlet, to the late Omar Jay Garrison and Mary Greene Garrison. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service, where she worked for many years. Mata enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. 

She is survived by her daughter, Jaime Williams, of West End; a stepdaughter, Holly Brewer, of West End; two sisters, Frances Kinnard, of Charlotte, and Avon McCaskill, of Maryland; two brothers, Robert Garrison, of Sanford, and Jay Garrison, of Aberdeen; and her grandchildren, Breeana Williams, Tori Williams, Riley Gibson and Zachary Straley. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Brewer.

A graveside service will be held Sunday, Dec. 16, at 8 a.m. at Culdee Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.