Brenda Castleberry

18 December, 194614 October, 2020

Brenda Castleberry passed away peacefully on October 14th at the age of 73 with her family at her side.

Predeceased by her husband, Douglas R. Castleberry in 1996; mother, Sarah C. Gann in 2020; father, Lewis C. Gann Jr. in 2000; brother, Clarence ‘Pete’ Gann in 1974; brother, Lewis C. Gann III in 2000; and sister, Phyllis J. Gann in 2018. Survived by her son, Marshall Castleberry of Arlington, Texas; daughter, Marty Alba (Tino) of Arlington, Texas; daughter, Shelly Webster (Chris) of Arlington, Texas; son, Mike Castleberry of Arlington, Texas; grandson, Justin Bradford (Brittani) of Alvarado, Texas; grandson, Jeff Bradford of Arlington, Texas; grandson, Brandon Castleberry of Rhome, Texas; grandson, Nolan Webster of Arlington, Texas; granddaughter, Jordyn Webster of Arlington, Texas; great grandson, Skylar Bradford of Alvarado, Texas and great granddaughter, Brooke Conger, of Alvarado, Texas; brother Joe Gann (Ann) of Calera, Alabama; sister, Tina Hicks (Glenn) of Warrior, Alabama and her favorite sister in law Cindy Dillard (Ronnie) of Hueytown, Alabama; as well as, numerous nieces and nephews.

Brenda was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1946. She was one of six children born to Sarah and Lewis Gann Jr. Brenda met and married Doug and soon after, found herself mom to four bundles of joy. Brenda was always a caretaker. As a teenager, she would look after her five siblings while her mother and father worked. In 1973, Brenda and Doug moved to Arlington, Texas, not knowing anyone. Brenda was a stay at home mom for most of her life, as, four kids kept her pretty busy. Brenda worked outside of the home from time to time and was never afraid of hard work. She got a job at the Naval Base in Grand Prairie working in the commissary. When the base closed down, Brenda became a stay at home mom, once again. At the age of 40, Brenda was blessed to become a grandmother, or as everyone knew her, Nanny. In 1997, shortly after she became widowed, Brenda went back to work outside of the home. She worked at Target, then, Ross for almost ten years. In 2008, Brenda retired to move her mother from Alabama to Texas. Once again, Brenda became a full-time caregiver. Brenda’s family meant everything to her. For anyone who knew Brenda, you knew that she loved her family beyond measure. She loved country music, line dancing, a good CC and Seven, and Alabama football. Roll Tide! Brenda had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. If you entered her home, you became family. Brenda will be laid to rest next to her husband at Moore Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 19, 220 from 6:00-7:30pm at Moore Funeral Home. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 11:00am at Moore Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Meals on Wheels.


  • Visitation

    Monday, 19 October , 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, 20 October , 2020

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, 20 October , 2020

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Marty Alba

25 October 2020

The numbness is starting to wear off and the pain of losing you is sinking in, I'm afraid to cry cause I may never stop!
We know you didn't want to leave us but your body was weak & tierd and letting you go was the hardest thing we ever had to do.
Your Funeral was Beautiful and so many people showed up telling stories of how you touched their lives, you left an Amazing Legacy behind mom!
I know it's going to take sometime for us all to figure out our place in the world without you since you have been the center of our world all our lives but I know you will be watching and guiding us all in the right direction.
I know one day we will be together again until then I'm gonna live, laugh and love for the both of us!

Freddie Cruz

20 October 2020

Nanny I will miss you more than I can ever express in a few words. So many days and nights Justin and I spent hanging out and laughing with the family in your home. You never treated me any different than any other grandchild and I hate that I wasn’t around more in the last couple of years.

My greatest joy is that you did get to finally meet my family and see what I could achieve before leaving us. That is a memory that will never leave Eliana. I will cherish that last glass of sweet tea and conversation with you, as well as that hug and smile you have me before I left. You showed me love and you will be forever in my heart.

To Marshall, Shelley, Marty, Mike; I am sending up nothing but uplifting positivity to you. To my brothers Justin and Jeff; you guys know I got you.

I love you Nanny, I love you all.

Karen Turcotte

19 October 2020

Shelly and I were the best of friends during our mid-twenties and into the new stage of marriage and having kiddos. I have several beautiful memories of us going over to Nanny's house just to shoot the breeze with her and laugh at the ups and downs of life. I am grateful to have these memories of my early married days and know that Nanny will be missed very much.

Jennifer, Lee, Canzady, Presley, and Kevin Loggins

19 October 2020

Aunt Brenda
We miss your smile and laughter! You meant the world to so many.
Shelly, Marshall, Mike, Marty,
We are praying for all of you! We are so very sorry for the loss of your mom. May each of you and your families find comfort in the arms of the Lord. Love you all and prayers.
The Loggins Family


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