302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Brenda Dawn Brown

Brenda passed peacefully at home on March 8, 2020 after a 4 1/2 year-long battle with cancer. It was such an honor to be able to support her in this battle, what a noble woman. Her disease was never about her. She minimized the impact it had on the family and others. The members of her family consider it a tremendous blessing to be touched by her life. It was our privilege to know her and be part of her life. She is loved dearly by her parents, siblings, husband, children and grandchildren. She will be missed.

Brenda was a selfless, caring person that enjoyed being with and helping others. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints her whole life. As a member of that church she had many opportunities to serve others which she cherished. She enjoyed leading programs, building personal relationships and teaching teenage young women and children. She especially loved going to girl’s camp with the young women. She was very creative and consequently a lifelong crafter, which included scrapbooking, ceramics, making dolls, and quilts for her grandchildren. One thing she loved was photography, which blessed us with thousands of pictures to go through. She always had the ability to make everyone feel that they were valued. She always strived to be engaged with school programs, field trips and sporting events that her children were involved in (and there were many!). One of her favorite things to do was to watch television shows and movies with her family. Truly, her greatest joy was spending time with her children and family.

Brenda was born to goodly parents (Michael Jennings and Patricia Odom) in 1963 in Mountain Home, Idaho. She married Daniel Brown and together they raised 7 wonderful children. Early in their marriage she worked outside the home and made sacrifices to support her family while Dan was in school. She worked tirelessly to create a loving home for her family.

She is survived by her parents Michael and Pat Jennings; her only brother–and clearly her parents’ favorite (and recently single)—Scott; three shameless, sassy sisters, Chris (Paul) Meeker, Kim (Ken) Olsen and Mandy (Aaron) Aegerter; her husband Dan; her seven children, Preston (Melissa), Houston (Eileen), Clayton (Bethany), Alisha (Joel Masten), Trevor (fiance Tina), Shaynie (TBD) and Dallin (now accepting applications). She has 18 grandchildren thus far and far too many nieces and nephews to list but we love them all. She is also survived by her dog Lizzy, her favorite cat Eve and her arch nemesis Nellson the cat.

She is predeceased by all of her grandparents, their parents and so on and so forth. In addition she is preceded in death by her dogs, Ginny and Abby, and countless cats, fish, hamsters, rabbits, iguanas, turtles, birds, snakes and other totally dependent animals. She now finds herself as a heavenly zookeeper.

Services will be held on Saturday March 14, 2020 at 10:30 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 143 Dickinson Lane, Wilmington, DE 19807 where friends may call from 8:30 to 10:15. Burial will follow in Silverbrook Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations to the Cancer Research Institute, 29 Broadway, New York City, NY 10006.

P.S. Plot twist, she lives and the cancer is dead. So take that cancer. Boom, roasted! Until we meet again Boo.

Funeral Services

Saturday, March 14th 2020
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
143 Dickinson Lane
Wilmington, Delaware 19807
Visitation: 8:30 a.m – 10:15 a.m.
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Interment will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery

 

Condolences

    Cami Gonzales lit a candle and writes,
    I go through the memories I have of her and smile. They are all good and happy memories. She always loved to go shopping late at night after she got off work when I stayed with y’all, and she was awesome in how she could make a certain amount stretch with all the coupons she had. Love you and miss you.
    03/11/2020 11:22 am
    Carolyn LeComte lit a candle and writes,
    I knew Brenda way back when I was in high school. Some people are just so lovely and fun to be around that you just never forget them. That was Brenda. I’ll always be thankful for the way she welcomed me into her home. I hope you all can enjoy the great memories you have with her to help you through.
    03/11/2020 12:59 pm
    Christina Smith writes,
    Truly the best obituary ever written. ❤ I love this woman. She has no idea how many lives she has touched through her simple acts of service and her incredible generosity. I am so blessed to call her my dear friend and to have so many great memories to look back on. Brown family, we LOVE YOU.
    03/11/2020 01:03 pm
    Ticia Trujillo lit a candle and writes,
    I will miss you aunt Brenda. We love you so much, give great grandma Rhoda a hug from us. Until we meet again, love all of us.
    03/11/2020 01:33 pm
    Peggy Prygon writes,
    Brenda was such a vibrant part of our community and an example of humility, kindness and strength. One special memory is the time she and her children chose our family to "elf" nightly for the 12 days of Christmas. Breanda will surely be missed. Sending sincere condolences to your entire family. Holding you allclose to our hearts and in our prayers. The Prygon Family Greg, Peggy, Gregory & Marly
    03/11/2020 03:29 pm
    jayna adams writes,
    She was always the sweetest every time I saw her. Always doing the most to be the best mom she could be. Much love to everyone who had the opportunity to be touched by her great personality.
    03/14/2020 01:20 pm
    William Baldwin writes,
    Charlotte and I were saddened by the news of Brends's death. We are praying the Brown family will receive strength to endure her absence. We witnessed her love of family, her faith and know she did remain steadfast to the end. Bill and Charlotte Baldwin
    03/14/2020 01:45 pm

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