- October 29, 1972 - December 27, 2012
- Bay City, Michigan
of Brenda 's Passing
- Memorial contributions can be made to Toni & Trish House or Immanuel Lutheran Church Buy A Brick Fund.
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Memories & Candles
I had the amazing opportunity to get to know Brenda through the many opportunities I had to help take care of her. I feel very privilaged to have gotten to know her and her family. I admire her for her courageuos fight and positive attitude. What a great person with an amazing spirit. I will remember her always. So, for old times sake....one more time....I love you Brenda.
Posted by: Deb RN Jan 01, 2013
The day that I had met Brenda four years ago, she literally floated into my life like an angel and plunked her breast cancer awareness bag on the table next to me. I had been newly-diagnosed and didn't know any young survivors. Brenda and I discovered many similarities in our lives - we belonged to the same church, our kids went to the same school, we were in the same career field, we shared the same oncologist. That day, she
Posted by: Sharon Pennell - Bay City, MI - "breast friend" Dec 31, 2012
Dearest Brenda,There are no words to express what you have done for so many people.you will never be foregotten.Thank you for being there when we all needed you.Your journey has ended here on earth but will contimue in heaven.Someday we will all meet again,but until then your here in our hearts.
Posted by: Jeff and Mary Lape - bay city, MI - Friend of the family Dec 31, 2012
Lou & Jim,
We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your daughter, Brenda. In this time of sorrow, may you take comfort in knowing that God has called her home to complete His work.
Our prayers are with you and your entire family.
Posted by: Bob, Becky, Kasia & Cameron Naessens - New Lothrop, MI - Friends of Lou & Jim Dec 30, 2012
I'm so sorry that the world lost such an amazing, caring, funny and strong woman. Brenda touched many lives during her too-short 40 years on this earth, including mine, and I'm so thankful I got to know her through our Pampered Chef businesses. Heaven has gained an amazing angel. Fly high, Brenda...I'll be looking for your smile in the sunshine. And for Saige and all yoru family who mourn your loss, I'm sending sincere sympathies and prayers.
Posted by: Marna Ross - Linwood, MI - friend Dec 30, 2012
Dear Lou & Jim,
We are so sorry to hear the news of Brenda, our hearts go out to you!! Words can never express how hard it is to lose a child. Your love and memories of her will keep her in your hearts forever!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you .
Brenda & Lawrence
Posted by: Brenda Smith - Standish, MI Dec 30, 2012
Sis and Jim, you raised a beautiful daughter. Our hearts are breaking for your family. There are no words to express our thoughts. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers.
Posted by: Kathy & Mike MacDonald - Bay City, MI - Friend Dec 30, 2012
Brenda girl, we were diagnosed the very same time. We saw the same doctors, had the same treatments. You kept on fighting my friend. You were the one I would look to when I was in pain. You were the one whom I admired for your strength. Sincerely I tell you that you are and always have been my hero. I will love you now and forever. We will all take care of Saige, your sister and your brother and
Posted by: Jennifer (Hornsby) Wilkinson - Essexville, MI - "Breast Friends" Dec 29, 2012
My heart is heavy as I remember all the wonderful times I spent with Brenda. I've known her since she was 2, and feel as if we're family. After all I was "Aunt Pat" to Brenda. You've been such a fighter, and I'm glad you're out of pain, but you will be SO missed. I pray that the hearts of all your family and friends will be comforted by the Holy Spirit, and that God will take care of them. I especially pray for Saige and your mom and dad, Sandy and Dan. Uncle Bob and I love you.
Posted by: Pat List - Eureka, MO - friend/almost a relative Dec 29, 2012
My thought and prayers are with Brenda, her family at home and her extended family at the Bay Area Housing office. I am very blessed to have had the opportunity to know and work with Brenda - one of the most selfless, caring, knowledgeable individuals in our community. God Bless you Brenda.
Posted by: Shellie Schlicker - Bay City, MI - Friend Dec 29, 2012