Brenda Joyce Brown

January 9, 1941 - June 22, 2021

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.

Guestbook

  1. Melissa Barry Jul 1, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Brenda was amazing woman! She was full of life and loved everyone around her. Her laughter was contagious. She will me missed!!
    Love you!!

  2. Donna Brown Jul 1, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  3. Dick and Judy Lee (Michele Luzik’s parents) Jul 1, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  4. Barbara Jul 1, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    I will miss her 😢.

  5. Mary Vance Jul 1, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    I always referred to Brenda as my “bulldog at the front desk”. The short time working with her at the Senior Center has been a blessing. She was so very good at her job. I never had worry about dealing with the insignificant things as she screened everything and everyone. No one got past Brenda if it wasn’t necessary. Thank you Brenda for all the laughs and your wisdom. You will be forever in my heart. I miss you and love you my dear!

  6. Eileen Pollard Jul 6, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    Hi Brenda, I was so fortunate to have met you and became good friends with you the many hours that we worked together! I will miss reading your Facebook posts and of course always loving them you had such a good sense of humor!! 🥰 We never did make that lunch We were going to do, We can do it when I get there lol. We had a lot of good conversations at work, we’ve talked about all kinds of stuff didn’t we. You are with the angels now and from what I hear it’s a Beautiful place to be. You will always be in my thoughts You brought sunshine into my life, I loved you girl still do.

  7. Damion and Letoya Christian Jul 9, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    We will always remember Brenda’s warm hellos and hugs. Heaven has gained another angel.

  8. Denise Mullen Jul 11, 2021 at 10:00 am

    She will be truley missed. She could always put a smile on your face through the worst of times. I can remember her working side by side with me for 3 days at the lab without air condition. We made the best of it Barreling through a day of non-stop patients, when there was no help! She had such a unique personality. Will miss you friend!!

  9. Karen Jul 12, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    Worked with Brenda at LabCorp for many years, we all loved her and was a great person to talk to, Everytime I would see Brenda she always asked how my family and kids are, she truly cared about others, we enjoyed when she would stop in LabCorp in Lehigh, and now we could wait on her after all the years of her waiting on everyone else.. We will miss you, very sad to hear about her passing. 💜

  10. Karen Jul 16, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Brenda I can’t believe you are gone..you were a great and caring friend.There for me above and beyond.The great times we had at work and out to dinner to all hours until Chris called and made you go home at 1am 😄 ! Our hours long phone calls. Miss those times wish we had more.I know you are up there running things and taking care of everyone.I’ve missed you so when we lost touch and I will miss you forever. God blesses you 😇

  11. C B Aug 11, 2021 at 8:45 am

    Nanny, as the weeks pass I miss you more and more. I would love for us to try a new restaurant…your choice! I miss your voice on the phone and is taking about life. Your words, wisdom, and advice will forever live on in my heart and in my head. You told me that you loved more than I will ever know…..but I do know Nanny. I love you very much also. I am your little pumpkin.

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