Brenda Harrah Plunkett

October 4, 1951January 21, 2017
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Brenda Gaye Harrah Plunkett, 65, of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at home. Born on October 4, 1951 at Beckley, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Darrell and Mildred Liberty Myers-Harrah. Brenda loved spending time at the beach, running and hiking, and spending time with her family and friends. She spent a lot of time doing volunteer work. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ronnie Harrah. Left to cherish many wonderful memories include her husband, George “Mickey” Plunkett; children: Scott Cox and wife, Stacey of Oak Hill, Carrie Kincaid and husband, Phillip of Teays Valley, Shawn Cox and wife, Shawna of Oak Hill, and Heather Vandall and husband, Steve of Mabscott; brothers: Darrell Harrah of Newport News, VA, Gary Harrah and wife, Sandy of Plant City, FL, Larry Harrah and wife, Elaine of Fayetteville, WV, and Michael Harrah and wife, Mary of Oak Hill, WV; sisters: Dreama Coleman and husband, Carlos of Fayetteville, WV, Louise Kaina and husband, William “Lani” of Newport News, VA, and Beverly Workman and husband, Dale of Fayetteville, WV; and grandchildren: Justyn Cox, Carson Cox, Cayden Cox, Dalton Vandall, Blake Vandall, and Ashton Vandall-Terry. Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon, Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Fayetteville Presbyterian Church with Pastor Mike Belcher officiating. Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Brenda’s honor to Warm Hands from Warm Hearts-Fayette County, 319 Main Street East, Oak Hill, WV 25901. For those wishing to express your condolences to the Harrah/Plunkett family, you may do so by visiting our website at The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV.


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Bradley Cox

October 7, 2020

Oh my, I just noticed that my sister did a Heatherism on mom's obituary. Normal people would probably just leave it alone but I am not normal (as my mother knew well) so I will say that my mother had four wonderful children. The first was a bit of a jerk but always the guardian. He was our protector. The second was an independent. A fearless soul who could fly on wings she only made to see the world through different eyes. The third was an artist, a poet, a soul alone to reflect on life and realize the joy held within it. The fourth was a girl of happiness. Blissful and always followed by a pony rainbow. Of all of us, she was truly the best angle.

Heatherism 101


January 18, 2018

Brenda you were not just my baby sister, you were my very best friend, a person I could count on during the bad times as well as the good times. I thank God for sending you into our family, I know that we all will agree that you were a blessing, you brought love, sunshine, smiles, laughter, generosity and all the many positive words that come to mind. This year has been so hard, facing each day without you has been a challenge, I refer to our many conversations (and numerous e-mails) over the years and find that you were wise beyond your years. You were surely blessed with the wisdom of our Father and the wonderful ability to love unconditionally from our Mother. Everyone in this family considers your life a personal blessing to them, we all have wonderful memories to treasure, our love for you can not be measured.
Until we meet again, reserve my mansion beside yours.
Your oldest sister, Dreama

Mickey Plunkett

February 23, 2017

Brenda was the most beautiful person I have ever known, both in looks and in who she was. Her heart was filled with the Love of God, family and friends. I was so very blessed to become part of her family and friends in numbers that were overwhelming at first. She never spent a day of our 29 years together that she didn't smile at or offer a kind word to someone. It's easy to understand why the Father called her Home and now she walks on streets of gold while worshipping and "singing" praise to Him.I will not stop Loving
or missing you until the day I make it Home.

Carrie Kincaid

February 21, 2017

My Mom once told me to never place her on a pedestal because no one can live up to those expectations. We had our share of great times and times we drove each other crazy but through them all, I always thought my mom belonged on that pedestal. My Mom was brave, strong and full of love. She taught me so much about life, except how to go on without her in it. She was there for me during the hardest times in my life and there are days when I don't think my heart will ever heal. She was my mom, but above all, she was my friend, my beach buddy, and my biggest supporter. Mom handled her illness with such grace because she knew the Lord promised to be with her forever, even in the midst of her darkest hours. Mom, I will miss your presence in my life every minute of every day but your love will carry me to the end.. until we meet again. I want you to know that with you as my mom, life couldn't get any better than that!

P.S. Dear little brother, if you see mom before we do, and don't come back for us, just don't forget to fluff her wings and polish her halo. Tell her we will see her soon.

Shawn1` Cox

February 10, 2017

There are moments that get frozen in time. Sometimes they are too precious to forget. Like the moment you got your first car, or your first house or when you fell in love; when you get married or when your child is born and then your grandchild. You put these moments in a special place to relive for a lifetime. But you have those other moments too: the tragic times. When kids grow up and move away, when things seem too hard to bare, when you have a great loss, and when family and friends pass on. These moments are frozen too. You don't choose those moments but you have them just the same. Mom had those moments Despite those painful moments, she found a way to continue making the joyful moments, the happy moments, the moments with family, with friends, and even the moments with people she would only meet for a short time. Because every moment was mom's frozen moments. Every one, for her, was captured in her heart. That was mom.
For me, mom is a moment. A lifetime of moments in one frozen place. In my soul where she will stay forever.
God bless you all,
Son of a Saint
P.S. I love you mom and I will see you around the bend.
P.S.S.-- Unless my sisters get there first. If that happens tell them to go back and get me.

Heather Vandall

February 6, 2017

Mom you were my everything. My best friend my confident and my security blanket. I miss you more than anything. I miss your smile, I miss your laugh, I miss your hugs. Losing you has taught me the meaning of life and what love really is. You loved me unconditionally no matter what. You were an amazing mother, a spectacular super nan. I do not like that you are gone but I understand why God chose to take you. I smile thinking of how beautiful of a angle you are. I will cherish every memory I have of you until we meet again. I love you mom your Baby Girl

Brenda Patterson Godbey

January 28, 2017

So sorry for your loss. I loved her beautiful smile. I remember her generous willingness work with my class and others at OHE. Prayers for all

Blenda Wallace

January 25, 2017

May the Lord keep all of you in His hand during this sad time. Brenda was a special woman, gone before her time.

Kathy Boone

January 25, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. Brenda was a very caring and inspirational person. She touched lives and we were all fortunate to know her, from her "Hinton running friend".

Sally Harris

January 24, 2017

Mickey. so sorry for your loss. Brenda was a very kind and sweet lady. Many prayers to you and your family.
Sally and Steve Harris