Brenda Lorraine BrentApril 4, 1956 ~ May 16, 2017 (age 61)
Brenda Lorraine Brent, 61, of Irving, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at her daughter’s residence surrounded by her family and friends.
Brenda was born on April 4, 1956 in Las Vegas, NV the daughter of Richard Raymond Brent and Verla May Lane Brent (deceased).
She was the oldest of eleven children, Richard, Frankie, LeRoy, Stephen, Rhonda, Kelly (deceased), Joni, Iva (deceased), Tonka, and Tess. She was the mother of four children, Chad and his wife, Alisha, Gilmore, Richard Gilmore (deceased), Tanya Maria, and Gloria Bradley. She was both a grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was a homemaker and was of a deep Jehovah’s Witness faith. She loved spending time outdoors, cooking meals and bringing family and friends together.
There will be a memorial service at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 4150 Sand Hill Road, Springfield, IL 62702.
I’m Only Sleeping
Please don’t stand at my grave and weep
I’m only here to get some sleep
No more pain and sorrow
Cause there will be a new tomorrow
Where we will live forever in a paradise Earth
For Jehovah has given us a brand new birth
When you wake up tomorrow, you will see
It’s Jehovah, my Father that is taking care of me
So do not cry, please be still
I’ll wake up with a brand new thrill
To live forever in joy and peace
For Jehovah’s wonders will never cease
So please don’t cry, and feel alone
Cause I’m not here for long, I’ll soon be home
At home forever on a paradise Earth
At home forever on Jehovah’s NEW EARTH
So pay attention and you will see
There is a way to be with me
So please don’t stand at my grave and weep
I am only here to get some sleep
Isaiah 48:17, 18
This is what Jehovah says, Your Repurchaser, the Holy One of Isreal:
“I, Jehovah, am your God,
The One teaching you to benefit yourself,
The One guiding you in the way you should walk.
If only you would pay attention to my commandments!
Then your peace would become just like a river
And your righteousness like the waves of the sea.”
A special thank you to all our family and friends for all of your support.