Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home & Lynnhurst Cemetery

2300 West Adair Drive, Knoxville, TN


Brenda Cassell

March 16, 1948March 19, 2020

Brenda Faye Cassell, age 72, passed away at her home in Knoxville, TN surrounded by her family on the evening of March 19, 2020. She was born on March 16th, 1948, in Knoxville, where she was a graduate of Rule High School. She was a lifelong member of the Church of God of the Union Assembly, of which she was a pillar. For over 50 years, Brenda dedicated her adult life to service in her church and raising her children to put God first in their lives. Wherever she moved for her church, from Florida to Alabama, Texas to the Carolinas, Brenda always had a smile to give and a song to sing. Brenda loved life and lived it to the fullest. She loved to talk (anyone would do), to shop (especially if there was a sale), and to enjoy a cup of coffee after a meal at a restaurant (usually so she could keep talking). But most of all, Brenda loved doing anything with her late husband Jerry. They served the Lord together, built businesses together, raised their (many) children together, and saw the world together. Their life was a love story and an adventure. With Brenda’s passing, she and Jerry will, no doubt, pick up right where they left off – together. Brenda is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry L. Cassell, and her parents, Z.H. Brewer and Juanita Helen Kyle Brewer. She is survived by her children, Dewayne (and Lorine), Krista (and Charlie), Dabreon (and Mikina), Brendia (and Brandon), Skyler (and Heather), and Caleb (and Jane Ellen); 23 grandchildren; and many other great-grandchildren, a brother and sister, and nieces and nephews. The family will begin receiving friends on Sunday, March 22nd, 2020, from 1:00 PM with the Funeral Service to begin at 5:00 PM at the Claxton Church of God of the Union Assembly, 226 Mehaffey Road, Powell, TN 37849. Brenda lived and died in the Faith of the Church of God of the Union Assembly. Condolences may be offered at www.berrylynnhurst.com Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home, 2300 Adair Dr., Knoxville, TN 37918.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 22, 2020
  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 22, 2020


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Linda Henderson

March 23, 2020

Your family has my deepest sympathy in the passing of your mother. She was a special lady. Every time she came to the tire store she left with a smile and a special word of wisdom for me. I always enjoyed her talking to me. I pray you find comfort in all the special memories you have of her and the fact that she is in a better place. May God bless you all.
Linda Henderson

Betty Towe

March 22, 2020

Vickie & Family,
We’re incredibly sorry to hear Brenda has passed away. We know she will be missed beyond words. Take care of yourselves and the people you love. We’ll run into you soon...
“May her memory be a blessing”
Love & Light,
Betty & Andy

Melba Greene

March 22, 2020


I wish I could be there but I'm not feeling too well these days. I CAN PRAY THOUGH and I SURELY WILL be in MUCH prayer for ALL OF YOU. We will send a donation to The Church of God of the Union Assembly in memory of her lifetime of dedication to the Lord and the church she so loved and served.

We love you ALL
Melba and family.

Jeannie Howard

March 22, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you Vickie and Allen. Sorry I can't be with you. Brenda was a wonderful lady.
Love you all,
Jeannie Kitts Howard

Kathy McCullah

March 21, 2020

Brenda was an awesome lady. When I first met her, I felt like we had known each other for years. She brought me into her life and treated me like family. The family birthday parties and Mother’s Day breakfasts meant so much to us, to see each other and get to have our girl/family talks. I always loved to hear her say, when Jerry preached, “Bless him Lord.” She will be missed by so many. She has touched so many people in her lifetime. I am thankful to the Lord, for the times that our paths crossed - for such a time as this. Praying for the family at this time.

Steve & Becky Parks

March 21, 2020

It was truly our pleasure knowing Brenda and we know that she will be missed by many. We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for you during this most difficult time. May our Lord carry you and give you the peace that only He can.
Our deepest sympathy,
Steve & Becky Parks