Funeral plans announced for Brenau Alumna Samantha Carson

Samantha Carson, a biology major who graduated from the university in 2011, passed away Aug. 20.

Carson, who was also a member of Alpha Gamma Delta and an undergraduate researcher for Brenau’s endangered plants program, had been hospitalized since Aug. 8. She experienced a severe stroke and subsequent brain damage due to subacute bacterial endocarditis, an infection of the inner lining of the heart.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at Levett and Sons Funeral Home, 4347 Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur, Georgia. The wake is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Carson’s funeral will be held 10 a.m. at First Afrikan Church, 5197 Salem Road in Lithonia, Georgia, on Thursday, Aug. 27.

Donations to the Carson family can be made online at http://www.gofundme.com/alphagams4sam.