Lottie Mae Brewer Sapp

Lottie Mae Brewer Sapp

February 1, 1917 ~ May 7, 2011

Born in: Winston-Salem, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

LOTTIE MAE BREWER SAPP ASHEVILLE– Lottie Mae Brewer Sapp, 94, of Biltmore Forest, NC, died at Pisgah Valley Retirement Community on May 7, 2011. Born in Winston-Salem, NC, to Lorena Pearl Fultz and Fred Monroe Brewer, she moved to Asheville in 1947 with her husband L.J. “Jeff” Sapp, who owned the Towne House Bakery on Biltmore Avenue. After earning her B.S.N. from Duke and taking advanced practice studies, she directed the public health program in Concord, NC, where she met Jeff. She was a military nurse during World War II with the Civil Air Patrol in Manteo, where Jeff was a spotter pilot and operations officer, before they moved to Winston-Salem and then to Asheville. Lottie was very involved in raising three children but also found time to work again in public-health nursing. She was active in PTA, serving as president at all of the schools her children attended. A voracious reader, she was also a long-time member of the Asheville Book Club. In addition, she was a member of the Opti-Mrs. Club, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Biltmore Forest Country Club. Never one to hold back her opinions, she also participated in local politics, including being the first woman to run for Asheville City Council. A loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Lottie Sapp is survived by her son, David Brewer Sapp of Asheville, his wife Janice, and daughters Lara and Catherine, whose mother was the late Marelene Ormond Sapp, and Janice’s daughter Jordan Koehler; son, Dr. Stephen Sapp of Miami, FL , his wife Mary, and sons Eric and David; and daughter, Swa Nancy Lorena Sapp of Whittier, her husband Matt Berry, and sons Keller and Sanders; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. Her husband of 70 years, L. J. Sapp, died February 21. A memorial service to celebrate Lottie Sapp’s life will be held on Saturday, July 9, at 4:00 p.m. at Groce Funeral Home, 1401 Patton Avenue. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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  1. Hello David, Stephen, Nancy and family! We were saddened and amazed to learn from Nancy’s email on Sunday that Lottie had died just before Mother’s Day! We had that feeling that it was so recently that we had memorialized Jeff–only a few months ago. It has helped us to treasure even more our conversation with her in February!

    We certainly are keeping all of the family in our prayers as you continue getting used to this transition of not having parents in this life with you.

    What a blessing to have had your birth parents for so many wonderful years! We are hoping that your good memories will sustain you!

    Since it will be a few months until we see you in person, our prayers will stay with you!

    Love from Ellen and Doug Johnson, Don Sapp, and Ruth and Bailey Garfield

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  2. At the annual meeting of the NC Nurses Assn. that commemortes the life of Florence Nightingale we also remember the nurses who have died the past year. I was shocked when they read your Mom’s name as I had not seen the notice. A lovely tribute was read and the group honored your Mother with prayer.I deeply appreciate her love and support over the years. May God give you comfort as you grieve for her and your Dad. Nancy

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  3. Dear Family,
    Lottie & Jeff were a part of our family for as long as I can remember. We loved them so much. Lottie was Mom’s best friend and just yesterday, she said she had both of them on her mind all day. Mom misses them both so much. Lottie and Mom had such great times together and I loved hearing their stories – they were quite a team together – never lost for words!!
    But, we take comfort in knowing they are together again and are happy – with no pain. We know they will be greatly missed by all – enjoy the wonderful memories because there are many! We love all of you. Please stay in touch with Mom – this would be good for her. You all mean so much to her. Thanks for sharing your family with us. Lottie & Jeff were so proud of their family and Lottie talked about you all time. We miss Lottie & Jeff so much!

    The Blanton Family

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February 1, 1917 ~ May 7, 2011

Born in: Winston-Salem, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Lottie Mae Brewer Sapp, 94, of Biltmore Forest, NC, died at Pisgah Valley Retirement Community on May 7, 2011. Born in Winston-Salem, NC, she moved to Asheville in 1947 with her husband L.J. ("Jeff") Sapp, who owned the Towne House Bakery on Biltmore Avenue. After earning her B.S.N. from Duke University in 1938, she directed the public health program in Concord, NC, where she met L.J. She supported his efforts in the Civil Air Patrol in Manteo during World War II before they moved to Winston-Salem and then to Asheville. Lottie continued her public-health nursing, especially in maternal and child care, and was also very active in PTA, serving as president at several schools. She was a long-time member of the Opti-Mrs. Club and the Asheville Book Club and participated in local politics, including running for City Council. A loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Lottie Sapp is survived by her son, David Brewer Sapp of Asheville, his wife Janice, and daughters Lara and Catherine, whose mother was the late Marelene Ormond Sapp; son, Dr. Stephen Sapp of Miami, FL, his wife Mary, and sons Eric and David; and daughter, Swa Nancy Lorena Sapp of Whittier, her husband Matt Berry, and sons Keller and Sanders; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and -nephews. Her husband of 70 years, L.J. Sapp, died February 21. A memorial service to celebrate Lottie Sapp's life will be held on Saturday, July 9, at 4:00 p.m. at Groce Funeral Home, 1401 Patton Ave. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park #1, Asheville, NC 28801.

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  1. May the hope at Isaiah 25:8 bring the Sapp family much comfort, here God assures us that death will be swallowed up or removed from all the earth. This is something that we can look forward to in the near future.

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  2. Lottie was always smiling and was a very special person to me. I know you all will miss her but just know she is in Heaven now and she is healed.

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  3. To the Sapp Family: I was sorry that we were not in town to attend the service for your mother, Lottie. We knew Lottie and Jeff for many years at Central Methodist. At one time, we were in the same Sunday School class, although we are a generation younger. Both Lottie and Jeff contributed so much to Central and our community. (We came to Asheville and Central in 1971.) Also for Dr. Stephen Sapp, I had hoped to give my condolences in person to you not only for myself, but also on behalf of my daughter, Dr. Kathy Slaughter Blackburn, a neonatologist in Miami. She told me that you two had served together on a committee at Miami Children’s Hospital and had discovered that you were both from Asheville and from churches across the street from one another. You won’t remember this, of course, but I met you some 10 or so years ago when you gave the message at Central one Sunday, shortly after my daughter and family had moved to Miami. She is with the same practice as before but is now primarily at Homestead.
    I remember especially a devotional that Lottie gave one Wed. night in the sanctuary many years ago. It was about ‘weeds in our lives’, and she had a big bunch of weeds to illustrate her point. Guess that worked pretty well as I do remember her words after many years.

    We at Central will miss your mom and dad.

    Irene and Leonard Slaughter
    Central United Methodist Church

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