Brenda Joyce Brown
Brenda Joyce Brown, 80, a resident of Lehigh Acres, FL since 1988, formerly of Rock Hill, SC, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2021 in Fort Myers, FL. She was born January 9, 1941 in Rock Hill, SC to John and Margie Morrison, now deceased.
Brenda was of the Christian faith. Brenda Brown was a kindhearted, and very loving woman. She was a lighthouse for many to find their way through life’s storms. She enjoyed all sorts of crafting throughout her life. Most recent of which included creating stained glass masterpieces and knitting. She sewed all her life and could make and fix anything to do with cloth and clothing. She always had an idea of how to make something look better or be more functional. She was a phlebotomist for LabCorp, Covance, and Piedmont hospital in Lancaster, South Carolina. Her bedside manner, professionalism, and personality allowed her to work so long in serving others in the community to make a living and support her family. She was a very good phlebotomist who could draw blood in the most painless fashion, all her patients and coworkers loved her. Brenda also worked in the billing department shortly with LabCorp and returned to phlebotomy. She was filled with curiosity and a deep spirituality that she expressed by her actions and attitude towards others. She was very big on manners, and how she raised her children should reflect in their actions and she would let them know if it did not meet her standards.
Brenda loved to try new and interesting restaurants. She was always growing or rooting some kind of plant. There was always flowers blooming around the house. She loved hanging out with her daughter and grandson and going out to fun events. They have gone to see many stage shows, the circus, botanical gardens, flea markets, baseball games, carnivals, and festivals. In her youth she loved roller skating and ice skating. Her dad would take her on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Brenda later in life continued to serve her community in Lehigh acres at the Senior Center. She worked at the front desk and handled member relations. Everyone came to know Brenda by her always smiling face, her no bull-shit attitude, and her poise. Brenda was an extremely strong woman with values that helped her be there for others, her marriage, her children, grandchildren, and keep her family together and safe. She always said two things no matter what, “I love you”, and “be careful”. She was always there for her family. Others can only pray for her strength. She also enjoyed strawberry milkshakes from Dairy Queen, Publix chicken, and Wendy’s Baconators! She had a huge crush on Elvis Presley, and she always wanted to go to Dollywood. Her favorite holiday was Christmas.
She is survived by two loving children, John D’Amanda (Linda) of Texas, and Cheryl Brown of Lehigh Acres; as well as two grandchildren, Chris Brown (Amy) of Lehigh Acres, and Nathan Kirson (Kirstyn) of Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Brenda was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Brown in 2002.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Quality Inn & Suites, 1320 Business Way, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936.
Memorial Contributions in memory of Brenda Joyce Brown are suggested to Chris Brown, c/o Mullins Memorial, 1056 NE 7th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33909.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.