On June 11, 1950, a beautiful rose, Ms. Brenda Lee Campbell, was born to the late Mr. Johnny A. Campbell and Mrs. Iola Murphy Campbell, in Spartanburg, SC. There she was raised and educated in the Spartanburg County Schools and was a graduate of Carver High School Class of 1968. Brenda went on to receive her associate degree in early childhood education from Spartanburg Methodist College. Her early education was just a start of what Brenda would achieve over the years as an accomplished human services provider. She worked at South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind for fifteen years and later at Charles Lea Center for over twenty-five years. During these years, Brenda provided excellent care and services to her clients with special needs and those with multisensory disabilities. She was an advocated for her clients in obtaining accessibility for community-based jobs and cultural exposure.
Brenda was hospitable and had a heart to serve. She was particular in her service to ensure things were perfect. She carried her cross daily to be helpful to those in need and whenever she was called upon. She was the link in the family chain that kept it all together and she took pride in who we were as a family, where we came from and was often the family peacekeeper. The doors to her home were always open, as we remember “Fish Fry Fridays”; this was her moment of stillness with family and friends.
Brenda held a lifetime membership at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church for over 60 years. She was a member of the Adult Sunday school class, Noon Day Bible Study of Mt. Sinai, East Spartanburg Sympathy Club, and an active member of the Class of 1968
In addition to her parents, Brenda was preceded in death by her brothers: Johnny Maxwell and William Henry Campbell; maternal grandparents, Fred and Sally Jeter Murphy; and paternal grandparents, William and Myra Peak Campbell.
Brenda leaves to cherish her love and legacy to her devoted and faithful daughter, Terror LeCisha Campbell of the home; brother, James Bernard Campbell of Spartanburg SC; two sisters, Barbara Jean (James Michael) Crockett of Spartanburg, SC, and Ethel Stinson of Chicago, IL; sister-in-law, Cassie Shands Campbell; special friend, Charles E. Jones; four bonus children, Kendra Jackson, Darius Bruton, Terrance (JoAnn) Bruton, and Keiyuna Bruton; adopted family, Natalie (Ben) Lyles and Erika Pitts; lifetime friends, Brenda Moss, Lillie Norris, Margaret Young, and Cheryl Robson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
On Friday, March 17, 2023, God wanted a new rose for His Garden. So, God in His infinite wisdom and power transitioned this beautiful rose from time and placed her into His eternal garden. She is now resting in the care and keeping of a merciful and gracious God. To God be the glory for the great things He has done. Her life, love, and legacy will forever be cherished as her journey on earth is now complete.
“Let us stop and be still.”
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