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Brenda Angelia Smith, age 65, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, gained her angel wings on October 9, 2022, after a short reoccurrence of cancer. Services will be at Magnolia Chapel (South) Funeral Home, with the Reverend Jim Hedley officiating. Visitation will be Monday, October 17, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. The service will begin at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens.
Brenda was preceded in death by her grandparents; Dee and Bytha Franks of Hamilton, Alabama, and William and Bessie Howell of Adrian, Michigan. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Smith; daughter, Lesha Stephens (Scott); son, Blake Smith; parents, Alton and Wetonia Howell; brother, Lynn Howell (Angela); and grandsons, Cameron and Cade Stephens.
Brenda was born in Adrian, Michigan on March 28, 1957, and moved to Hamilton, Alabama as a child. She later moved to Tuscaloosa and worked at JVC as a purchasing agent until its closing, then as a purchasing agent at Southern Research in Birmingham, until her retirement. She loved being a buyer and made lifelong friends throughout her career. Brenda was a hardworking woman and took pride in everything she laid her hands on and was a great provider for her family. After she retired, she took an interest in learning how to edit and narrate audiobooks. She had several published and was currently working on another.
Anyone meeting Brenda for the first time would definitely notice her fashion flair and her bling! Brenda loved fashion and liked to shop and she took pride in her appearance. She enjoyed making purses, jewelry, earrings, bracelets, and even made some of her own clothing. She could tackle anything new and make it uniquely her own.
Brenda truly loved the Lord and she enjoyed listening to worship music while doing whatever project she had going on at the time. She could hear a song that she liked, and go straight to her baby grand piano, and from ear, could write out the notes and play the song immediately.
Being multi talented, Brenda played the piano beautifully, and sang for the senior residents over the last few months, at Clara Verner Towers, where her son-in-law, Scott, with Seek His Kingdom Ministry, presents the gospel to some of the residents on Sunday evenings. She loved being with the residents and playing and singing the old time hymns, just as she did growing up in church. She had just recently purchased a miniature harp and was very much looking forward to learning how to play it.
Brenda was kind, compassionate, and caring to all who knew her. She was truly blessed with numerous talents and wasn't ever afraid to try, accomplish, and succeed, at everything she attempted. Once she made her mind up to do something, she always followed through. Brenda always had some sort of project going on and she especially loved quilting, crafting, and making wreaths. She enjoyed gifting tailor made items to family members and loved ones for Christmas.
Brenda loved to travel and was blessed to visit many beautiful places over the years. She loved gathering with friends and watching Alabama football. Brenda loved animals and enjoyed spending time with her pets, Foxy, her Yorkie, and Blue, her talking Indian ring-neck parakeet.
Brenda was a beautiful, talented, and stylish woman and will be greatly missed by friends, family, and loved ones, for her beautiful and welcoming smile, her unique talents, and positive disposition.
Pallbearers will be Lynn Howell, Scott Stephens, Cameron Stephens, Jerry Smith, Jay Smith, and Kevin Barnette.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memoriam to Susan G. Komen, Breast Cancer Foundation, or her daughter and son in law’s nonprofit organization, Seek His Kingdom Ministry, Inc.