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