Brenda Kay Hutchins
September 21, 1945 – April 15, 2018
Brenda Kay Hutchins of Grand Blanc, age 72, died Sunday, April 15, 2018, surrounded by loving family. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018, at St. Matthew Parish, 706 Beach Street, Flint with Father James Mangan officiating. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018, with a Rosary at 7 p.m., at Hill Funeral Home, 11723 S. Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc. The family will receive visitors again at church, one hour prior to mass, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Cremation will take place following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hospice House of Shiawassee County. Brenda was born on September 21, 1945, the daughter of James and Opal (Robins) Cox. On December 12, 1964, she married David “Hutch” Hutchins and on June 25, 1965, her only son, Christopher Michael, was born. Brenda and David divorced, but have remained friends throughout the years. Brenda hired into the City of Flint Police Department as an Identification Technician in 1975 and was later promoted to Supervisor. She remained in this position until her retirement in 1993. After her retirement, she moved to Beaverton, Oregon, where she worked for the Troutdale Police Department as a Police Technician. She also started up her own fingerprinting business, Hutchins Fingerprinting Service, where she did pre-employment fingerprinting. She moved to Vancouver, Washington, while continuing to work for Troutdale. She retired after 18 years of service and shortly afterwards moved back to Grand Blanc. Brenda loved old movies, the Father Brown series, traveling around the world and eating at her favorite restaurant Lucky’s Steakhouse in Davison. Surviving is son Chris (Cristina) Hutchins and grandson Daniel of Miami, Florida, her sister Helen Abbott and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents James and Opal (Robins) Cox, sister and brother-in-law Shirley and Robert Bennetts, nephew, Robert Bennetts, Jr., brother James Cox, Jr., brother-in-law Thomas Abbott, and her cousin and “little buddy,” Wanda Speerstra. The family wishes to give our very special thanks to the McLaren Hospice Staff, especially Ashley and Lindsey, and to Jan and all her wonderful staff at the Hospice House of Shiawassee County. Your condolences may be shared with the family on-line at www.hillfh.com.
- Hospice House of Shiawassee County
- Visitation Thursday, April 19, 2018
- Vigil Service Thursday, April 19, 2018
- Visitation at Church Friday, April 20, 2018
- Funeral Mass Friday, April 20, 2018
Brenda Kay Hutchins
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April 22, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear about Brenda's passing. I got to know her a little bit at the Flint Police Dept. before she retired when I was sent from SpOps to I.B. to do a special project. She was fun and interesting. After she retired, I missed her and I know that many others did too. I'm sad I didn't know about her funeral, etc., until now. I do pray that God's peace and contentment will abound for Brenda's family and friends.
April 18, 2018
I worked with Brenda as a Homicide Detective - learned a lot from her - what a special lady - always a smile and a little giggle - was great at her job - considered her not only as a co-worker, but as a friend - my heart goes out to her family and friends -