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Brenda Jenkins, 71, of Gloucester, passed away peacefully July 21, 2020 at her residence. She loved life and fought for it through a lifetime of illnesses. Throughout her life, she was a homemaker. Brenda had a great love for cooking and crocheting blankets. She made friends with everyone and loved being with her family and friends. Brenda was always strong and had a great love for God and her faith.

Brenda was born on March 12, 1949 in Fredericksburg to the late Mary Margaret (Hill) and Wilson Otis Atwell Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Theresa, wife of Emit Stover of Gloucester; grandson, Paul Watlet (Jonna); great-grandsons, Iziah and Aiden, and many nieces and nephews. Brenda was also surrounded by her caring and loving sisters-in-law, Carolyn and Betty, throughout her life.

The family would like to thank Riverside Hospice for the care they have shown, in particular, her nurse Suzanne and aide Ethel. Brenda now has her red dress on, waiting in heaven. After battling a long life of illnesses, she is now no longer in pain for the first time.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. at Andrews Funeral Home, Inc., on Monday, July 27, with the Rev. Calvin Griffin conducting.