Brenda Crayton

October 11, 1957March 31, 2021
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Ms. Brenda Lee Crayton (Hollis) was born on October 11, 1957, the daughter of Bennie Lee Hollis and Sammie Lee Hollis (Holifield) in Indianapolis, IN.

Brenda committed her life to Christ at an early age and was Baptized at 25th Street Baptist Church in Indianapolis, IN where she was an active member for over 40 years.

Brenda attended Indianapolis Public Grade Schools and was a graduate of North Central High School. She went on to attend the Professional Careers Institute and received a Higher Education Degree in Phlebotomy and as a Medical Assistant. Brenda also attended the University of Indianapolis School of Nursing.

Brenda was united in marriage on March 15, 1977 to Ronald A. Crayton and to this union two children were born Aniya Crayton and Erron Crayton (Clayton).

Brenda was employed at Wellpoint as a Licensed Pharmacy Tech before transitioning to The Hartford Group as a Claims Specialist where she was just weeks away from retiring.

Brenda was a devoted Daughter, Mother and Grandmother. She cherished the time that she spent with her family and especially her grandchildren whether it was shopping, going to the movies, vacationing or going out for dinner we always had a great time.

Brenda dedicated her later years of her life to caring for her elderly parents during their illness and she always put their needs first. Brenda was beyond an amazing woman who could carry the weight of a thousand men. Brenda left a lasting impression on everyone she met throughout her life with her caring heart and willingness to help those that she loved. Her warm spirit and loving soul will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Brenda was proceeded in death by her parents Bennie Lee Hollis and Sammie Lee Hollis (Holifield).

Brenda leaves to cherish her memory her son Aniya Crayton, Daughter Erron Crayton (Clayton), Granddaughters Ah’livia Clayton and Ryleigh Clayton, Grandson Trevon Thomas and host of other relatives and friends.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Entombment

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021


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Kimberly Heckstall

April 7, 2021

To the children and family of Brenda:

With a heavy heart, I am writing this message of condolences to the children and family of Ms. Beautiful Brenda. Her smile has left this Earth but not your hearts. God smiled down and hand picked Brenda as his next forever servant in Heaven. She will do an excellent job in Heaven as she did in Earth. God will bless her beautiful heart and spirit for Eternity.

With such sorrow and love,

James, Sr. and Lucy (Manning) Chandler; James, Jr. and Alfreda Chandler and family; and Kimberly (Chandler) Heckstall and little Xavier Heckstall.

Donzella Bell

April 6, 2021

I will miss you terribly. I admired your strength when your mom passed and you stepped in immediately without question to help your dad. I remember the talks we shared on the phone with your dad me teasing him that I was just around the corner to take him to the casino when I really was still in Milwaukee sitting on the couch. RIP tell your mom,dad and my parents I said I miss you all.

Wilma King

April 5, 2021

I first met Brenda at Sagamore Insurance Co. she was getting some ladies together. And if you knew Brenda you know what I saying. I laugh and she asked me if I was laughing at and I said yes. It caught her off guard and explained that she wasn't one to play with and it was necessary to come correct on people. We didn't become good friends until our paths met again at Disetronic (Roche) I see her and those eyes. So I asked her if she worked at Sagamore and Brenda being Brenda said why. I explained our first meeting and we laughed again. We went on girl trips, and once a month we would go out to eat with our lottery group. I talked to Brenda just about once or twice a week about our jobs. And she just sent to me her stats from The Hartford on her performance on being top 100 she was 97 and it had her leading her team she was real proud. To her family keep you heads up and my prayers are with you.


Alfonso and Sheila Cobb

April 3, 2021

Brenda lived next door to us for over 25 years. She was a proud and meticulous homeowner. Brenda will be missed dearly as she was caring and concerned about her neighborhood. Let us cherish each day and never forget neighborly kindness.

We are still in shock over her passing as we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Alfonso and Sheila Cobb

Jakub Marynowski

April 3, 2021

I had the privilege of working with Brenda for a number of years. She was someone that made everyone's day brighter just by being around. I will miss our conversations and hearing stories about her family and grandchildren - she loved her family more than anything and was so proud of her grandkids and their accomplishments. We all miss her laugh and her personality as much as anyone else whose lives she touched. Like everyone else, I was shocked to hear of her passing, and I will forever be thankful for having the opportunity to work with her and to get to know her. Brenda, thank you for all that you have done us, your family, and your community in the last few years. You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten.

Bishop Holifield

April 3, 2021

Brenda was a strong presence in our family bringing a loving warmth to family reunions and even hosting us in the beautiful city of Indianapolis. We have many loving memories and my only regret is that we did not do it more often. However, we are grateful this Easter that because the King lives we will reunite again my cousin. Grace and Peace to her family there in town and all over the nation.

You are all in our prayers.

Love Bishop III

Trina Grace

April 2, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Was quite a shock to find out. I worked with Brenda at The Hartford. I also worked with her at Express Scripts/Accredo. She was a kind, sweet, amazing woman. She is already missed here at work.
God Bless and will have prayers for the family