Brenda C Lakey

August 4, 1948June 8, 2019

Brenda C Lakey daughter of the late Huston S. and Mildred L. (Bolin) Hankins was born Aug 4 1948 in San Diego Ca. She departed this life on June 8, 2019 at her home in Mabelvale Ar. at the age of 70 years. Brenda worked in the retail business most of her life and loved her job and most of all her customers. Her favorite pass time was crocheting. She made many blankets, scarfs, baby items, hats, etc for family and friends. She loved playing board games with the kids. Any time she could get a chance to spend time at the ocean or the lake she was there. She loved to play music and dance. Brenda was a devoted loving mother and grandma. The holiday seasons were always her favorite time to decorate and fix big meals for the family. She had a way to make everyone feel special. She is survived by 3 sons, James Lakey, Kevin (Jayme) Lakey, Danny Lakey all of Mabelvale Ar. 7 grandchildren Sean (Kayla) Lakey, Chelsea Lakey, Justin Lakey all of Mabelvale Ar. Shannon (Martin) Roswell North Little Rock Ar. Brandi (Todd) Thornberry Bearden Ar. Darren (Holly) White of Lonoke Ar. Shelbi (Ben) Wiltz Mammoth Spring ar. 14 great grandchildren. Two brothers David Hankins Sparks Nevada, Phil Hankins San Diego CA, One sister Shirley Hankins San Diego CA. and many nieces, nephews and cousins along with other close family and friends. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Bobby Hankins. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Pinecrest Funeral Home in Alexander, Arkansas. Private burial will be at a later date at the Liberty Cemetery in Adona Ar. beside her previous in-laws Mama and Poppa Lakey that she always looked up to as her own and always held very close to her heart.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 15, 2019


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Kevin Lakey

June 14, 2019

Our dear Mother was the most caring loving person I know and we are missing her terribly. Mom dedicated her life to raising us three boys and lord knows that was no easy task but she never complained, always provided for and loved us unconditionally. The lord has taken our angel to heaven and I cant blame him for wanting her up there with him. Mom never stopped caring for and worrying about friends and family even while she was in the hospital facing her own battle's. As we go on living this life on earth I can only hope to be as compassionate, caring and thoughtful of a person she was.

Even though our paths may have parted I will never stop loving you mama. And until we meet again I know you will guide me with the love in which you have instilled in me.

Your loving son Kevin.

Dave Hankins

June 13, 2019

I was so blessed on our last conversation on Friday to express how proud I was of you, and that I loved you.
With all of your health challenges, you faced unparalleled hope and optimism.
We little knew that next morning God was to call your name, In life, we loved you dearly, It brakes our hearts to let you go.
The day God called you home, our family chain was broken and nothing will seem the same, but as God calls us one by one the chain will link again.
I know that there was a joyous welcoming home for you, from family and friends.
Will see you again, dear sister, Love always your brother, Dave

Nietta George

June 11, 2019

So hard to share the many memories of a close friendship of about 50 years. We talked almost every day and sometimes three and four times a day, much fun raising our sons as single moms. Walking into Sambos or Pizza Hut with 5 boys and seeing frantic look on the waitress face. Many trips, Harrison to see the leaves and visit her aunt and uncle, Brenda, David and I to Eurika Springs, Branson, and Jasper to name a view. She loved to go out to eat which we did a lot. She loved to crochet and made many things for family and friends. She loved her children and grandchildren with all her heart. I will surely miss her. My prayers are that the family will find strength and comfort in the Lord.

Phillip Akens

June 10, 2019

Brenda was always my 2nd mom as a child. She looked after me, fed me and even whooped my butt when needed. Like when Jimmy and I jumped off the roof. (I know, not a good idea) or when Jimmy, Kevin and I started a yard fire with magnify glass. (Again, not smart)
Memories will always keep her in our hearts and not be forgotten.
I send my love and condolences to all. Jimmy, Kevin, Danny, I'm always here for you.
Always your brother,
Phillip Akens

Anthony Logan

June 10, 2019

God, Our Father, Loving and merciful, strengthen and uplift the spirit of the family.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, The Father of Mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
The Logan Family

Kimberly & Mark & Family Holdford

June 9, 2019

“Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.” We are so sorry for your loss. Someone as special as "Ms. Brenda” will never be forgotten. She will remain in our hearts forever, she will truly be missed.