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Obituary of Marie D. Brant
December 14, 1943 - March 9, 2023
Marie Deer Brant of West Columbia, SC was called home by the Lord on March 9, 2023, at the age of 79. She was born on December 14, 1943 in Orangeburg, SC to the late Annie Elizabeth (Priester) Deer and John William Deer. She was the loving mother of Susan Douglas Lloyd and William Murray Douglas, and loving grandmother of Selene Amber Brant and Elizabeth Ann Brant.
Marie was raised in Sycamore, SC. She retired from AT&T where she began working while in high school. Marie loved the Lord and was active in the church teaching Children’s and Women’s Sunday school, working in VBS and the nursery, preparing Wednesday night meals, singing in the choir, and serving on multiple committees. She enjoyed cooking, singing, gardening and putting together jigsaw puzzles. Marie recently moved to an assisted living facility where she quickly made friends because of her loving nature.
The family would like to extend its sincere thanks to the staff of The Pines of Columbia for the love and care they showed her during her time there and to the Doctors and Nurses in the Emergency Room, CCU and PCU at Lexington Medical Center who took care of her during the last days of her life.
Memorials may be made to Directions Church, 160 Ashton Circle, Lexington, SC 29073; Great Salkehatchie Cemetery, P.O. Box 8, Ulmer SC 29849; or to Arthritis National Research Foundation, 19200 Von Karman Ave. Suite 350, Irvine, CA 92612.
A memorial service will be held in the Student Center at First Baptist of Lexington, 415 Barr Road, Lexington, SC 29072 on Thursday, March 16th at 10:30 AM. The family will receive friends following the service.
A graveside service will be held at the Great Salkehatchie Cemetery located on State Road S3-190 and Cemetery Road in Ulmer, SC on Saturday, March 18th at 1:00 PM.