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OBITUARY

Brenda Teague Kiser

March 19, 1947September 9, 2020
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Mrs. Brenda Starr Teague Kiser passed beautifully into Heaven from her home on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. She joined her precious daughter, Jennifer Lynn Butler Cox, whom she had been eager to see for 25 years. Brenda was 73 years old. Loving her and caring for her all the way were her husband, Thomas Kiser, daughter, Angie Ruppard (Tony) of Hudson, and four granddaughters, Taylor Cox of Asheville, Hayley Rawls (Travis) of Taylorsville, Sara Beth Crow (Kyle) of Lenoir, Anna Lee Ruppard of Hudson and a brother, Reggie Teague (Sarah) of Concord. The love surrounding her was simply an extension of the love she had given while being a wife and raising her children and grandchildren

Brenda and her family were also supported by countless friends, extended family members and a Hospice team that made it possible to fulfill her wish of staying home.

Brenda was born March 19, 1947 in Caldwell County to the late Ferne Bush Query and the late James Columbus Teague. She grew up in Hudson, North Carolina where she was raised by her grandparents, Belk and Lossie Bush. She enjoyed small town agricultural living where everyone takes care of each other and seeks to meet the needs another may have. Those values motivated everything she did and thought. To this day, some of her closest friends are the cousins she grew up with and her childhood friends and classmates from Hudson High.

Brenda gave her whole heart and life to Jesus in her early twenties and she raised her sweet girls to know the importance of loving Jesus, too. She was a beautiful example of His great love, generosity and care. More than one person can say, “Brenda tucked a $20 or a $100 in my hand because she knew I had a need.” It was so much more important that others had what they needed than for her to keep something for herself. But beyond money, Brenda also knew the need someone may have was for a smile, a listening ear, a kind word or even something silly to lighten the load of life.

Brenda used her time, talent and gifts to add joy and beauty to life. Her desire to learn and sense of adventure were endless. She enjoyed playing the piano, photography, painting, gardening and clogging. She loved bluegrass, picking the banjo or playing her fiddle with the Hardee’s gang on Wednesday mornings. Brenda won WILLY awards with Foothills Performing Arts for her portrayals of Ms. Maudie in “To Kill a Mockingbird”and Ethel Savage in “Miss Savage”. She had a General Contractor’s license, a Realtor’s license and most recently used her Massage Therapy license to give people a gentle touch and reminder of the healing that is possible when we care for others. If there was something Brenda wanted to do, she did it.

Brenda’s life with her husband Tom was full as well. They enjoyed camping, family beach trips and taking long rides. Together, they had a booming craft business back in the 1980’s and 1990’s going to festivals all across the state with their woodworking and hand painted designs.

Brenda’s professional life was equally rewarding as a Legal Secretary and then Real Estate Researcher for almost 50 years with the same firm, Carpenter, Bost and Cartee. She was revered and sought after in the legal community for her expertise. Her work gave her dear friends in the Court House, Register of Deeds, Tax Office and Tax Mapping. Those friendships there were a treasure to her.

Brenda also enjoyed over 50 years as an active member of Community Baptist Church in Whitnel where she played the organ, was a church secretary and supported a variety of youth plays and programs. She was precious to her church family and loved each one as exactly that, family.

Without a doubt, Brenda lived life full of color, full of adventure and full of love. She will be missed, but the touches she left on each of our lives will be a sweet reminder of how truly special she was.

A memorial service to honor Brenda’s life will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Community Baptist Church in Lenoir at 2:00 pm with Rev Waitsel Beard officiating.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Brenda Teague Kiser.

  • FAMILY

  • Husband--Thomas Kiser
    Daughter--Angie Ruppard and Husband Tony
    Granddaughter-- Taylor Cox
    Granddaughter-- Hayley Rawls and Husband Travis
    Granddaughter--Sara Beth Crow and Husband Kyle
    Granddaughter--Anna Lee Ruppard
    Brother--Reggie Teague and Wife Sarah
    Mother--Fern Jeanette Bush Teague Query--Deceased
    Father--James Columbus Teague--Deceased
    Daughter--Jennifer Lynn Butler Cox,--Deceased

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    Thursday, September 17, 2020

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Hughleta Watson Edmiston

September 17, 2020

I was so saddened to hear of Brenda's passing. I have known Brenda since elementary school and admired her so much. Its hard to find one adjective that describes Brenda. She was such a good and loving person even as a child. Brenda treated everyone with kindness and respect. She was so smart but never ever acted like she was better than anyone else. I will miss her but I know that she must have had a wonderful reunion with her daughter and family that went before her. My deepest sympathy to her family.

Martha Cartee

September 17, 2020

I’ve known Brenda most of my life. She was one of the most sweet, unselfish and caring people I’ve ever known. I’ve enjoyed working with her, laughing with her and observing her many talents. She will missed by all.

Sheila Triplett-Brady

September 16, 2020

Everyone loved Brenda. A sweet spirit radiated from her face. She would flit by my office door twice weekly on her way to a client. She always stuck her head in the door to chirp, "Hi Sweetie," or "Hi Beautiful!" She was enthusiastic about helping people. I could always feel her love and caring when she massaged me. Her hands and fingers brought warmth, flowing through them from her heart.
As her family you can be comforted by the legacy of love she leaves behind in you. She is not gone, she will always be your angel.
Sheila

Jackie Bradshaw

September 14, 2020

Brenda was truly an amazing person inside and out. I had the pleasure of meeting her through her massage therapy. She had the sweetest and most kind spirit and such a beautiful smile each time you saw her. She was a blessing to me and she will be greatly missed. Prayers of comfort and peace to her family!

Kim Gragg

September 12, 2020

I went to church with Brenda at Community Baptist Church. Brenda was beautiful inside and out. She loved the Lord and she loved her family. Brenda had the sweetest spirit about her. Always smiling and truly a woman of God. She will be so missed! Family, my prayers go out to each of you. Cherish your precious memories until you can see her again in heaven!

Lisa Helton

September 12, 2020

What a beautiful legacy Brenda has left for all that knew her. That will live on forever. She was one of the kindest people I have ever know. Everytime I saw her she was quick with a smile and a hug. She will be missed every day but lives on forever in Heaven. Praying for God's peace and comfort for the family. Angie.. I love you sweet friend ♥️

Tina Roach Rader

September 12, 2020

Tommy and the family are in my thoughts and prayers now and in the days to come...

Nancy Setzer-Wallace

September 12, 2020

Tommy,
To you and your family ...Since graduating from school with Brenda I have seen her occasionally in the last 50+ years. She was always so friendly and smiling in that sweet way she had to make you feel good about knowing her. I am so sorry for what you and your family and Brenda have gone through during her battle. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers
Love,
Nancy Setzer Wallace

Drena Adams

September 12, 2020

In 1968 it was God's plan for me and Brenda to meet. Soon after that we became the best of friends. Memories of our time together over the years will forever be in my heart. I will miss Brenda's sweet smile, her faithfulness, encouragement but most of all the friendship we shared. My prayer for the family, peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. As you always told me, "I love your will my heart."

Houston Groome

September 12, 2020

Brenda was a wonderful and gifted person. She loved her family and talked so proudly about them. She will be missed and she has been reunited with her beautiful daughter now.
Houston and Kaeti Groome

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Biography

Mrs. Brenda Starr Teague Kiser passed beautifully into Heaven from her home on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. She joined her precious daughter, Jennifer Lynn Butler Cox, whom she had been eager to see for 25 years. Brenda was 73 years old. Loving her and caring for her all the way were her husband, Thomas Kiser, daughter, Angie Ruppard (Tony) of Hudson, and four granddaughters, Taylor Cox of Asheville, Hayley Rawls (Travis) of Taylorsville, Sara Beth Crow (Kyle) of Lenoir, Anna Lee Ruppard of Hudson and a brother, Reggie Teague (Sarah) of Concord. The love surrounding her was simply an extension of the love she had given while being a wife and raising her children and grandchildren

Brenda and her family were also supported by countless friends, extended family members and a Hospice team that made it possible to fulfill her wish of staying home.

Brenda was born March 19, 1947 in Caldwell County to the late Ferne Bush Query and the late James Columbus Teague. She grew up in Hudson, North Carolina where she was raised by her grandparents, Belk and Lossie Bush. She enjoyed small town agricultural living where everyone takes care of each other and seeks to meet the needs another may have. Those values motivated everything she did and thought. To this day, some of her closest friends are the cousins she grew up with and her childhood friends and classmates from Hudson High.

Brenda gave her whole heart and life to Jesus in her early twenties and she raised her sweet girls to know the importance of loving Jesus, too. She was a beautiful example of His great love, generosity and care. More than one person can say, “Brenda tucked a $20 or a $100 in my hand because she knew I had a need.” It was so much more important that others had what they needed than for her to keep something for herself. But beyond money, Brenda also knew the need someone may have was for a smile, a listening ear, a kind word or even something silly to lighten the load of life.

Brenda used her time, talent and gifts to add joy and beauty to life. Her desire to learn and sense of adventure were endless. She enjoyed playing the piano, photography, painting, gardening and clogging. She loved bluegrass, picking the banjo or playing her fiddle with the Hardee’s gang on Wednesday mornings. Brenda won WILLY awards with Foothills Performing Arts for her portrayals of Ms. Maudie in “To Kill a Mockingbird”and Ethel Savage in “Miss Savage”. She had a General Contractor’s license, a Realtor’s license and most recently used her Massage Therapy license to give people a gentle touch and reminder of the healing that is possible when we care for others. If there was something Brenda wanted to do, she did it.

Brenda’s life with her husband Tom was full as well. They enjoyed camping, family beach trips and taking long rides. Together, they had a booming craft business back in the 1980’s and 1990’s going to festivals all across the state with their woodworking and hand painted designs.

Brenda’s professional life was equally rewarding as a Legal Secretary and then Real Estate Researcher for almost 50 years with the same firm, Carpenter, Bost and Cartee. She was revered and sought after in the legal community for her expertise. Her work gave her dear friends in the Court House, Register of Deeds, Tax Office and Tax Mapping. Those friendships there were a treasure to her.

Brenda also enjoyed over 50 years as an active member of Community Baptist Church in Whitnel where she played the organ, was a church secretary and supported a variety of youth plays and programs. She was precious to her church family and loved each one as exactly that, family.

Without a doubt, Brenda lived life full of color, full of adventure and full of love. She will be missed, but the touches she left on each of our lives will be a sweet reminder of how truly special she was.

A memorial service to honor Brenda’s life will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Community Baptist Church in Lenoir at 2:00 pm with Rev Waitsel Beard officiating.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Brenda Teague Kiser.

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