Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel

9271 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville, VA


Brenda Gibbs Shuler

February 18, 1950May 10, 2020

Brenda Gibbs Shuler, 70 of Hanover, Va. went to be with her Lord and Savior on the same day that her family celebrates her Mother’s Day 5/10/20.

Brenda’s journey began on Feb. 18, 1950 in Richmond, Va. Devoting her life to her beloved husband, Harry; sons, Michael & David; and daughter, Kimberley; and her 8 loving grandchildren.

She was a beloved Christian & member of Greenwood UMC. A graduate of VCU with a master's degree in education. She had a passion for teaching which led her to work with Special Education students in Henrico and Hanover Counties for almost 30 yrs. Brenda was kind and welcoming to all she encountered, touching the hearts of thousands with her quiet calm nature, putting others first with her trust in God. Brenda will be remembered for her beautiful smile, heart and willingness to serve the Lord.

She was preceded death by her mother and father, Marie and Waverly Gibbs; and sister, Joyce Mckay. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 50 years, Harry Shuler; brother, William Gibbs; sister, Adamarye Patteson; her children and grandchildren, Michael Shuler: children Ella, Callie, and Wesley; David Shuler: wife Jonae, children, Jeremiah, Jay, Jayden, Jaliyah; Kimberley Shuler and Sam: children Lathan, McKenzie, Derrik.

Visitation will be Friday night, 5/15, from 5 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be, 5/16, at 1 pm, all at Woody Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove Road in Mechanicville Va. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the General Fund of Greenwood UMC, 10040 Greenwood Rd., Glen Allen, Va. 23060.


  • Marie Jewell Gibbs, Mother (deceased)
  • Waverly W. Gibbs, Father (deceased)
  • Joyce Mckay, Sister (deceased)
  • Harry R. Shuler, Husband
  • William Gibbs, Brother
  • Adamarye Patteson, Sister
  • Michael Shuler, Son
  • David Shuler (Jonae), Son
  • Kimberley Shuler (Sam), Daughter
  • Ella, Callie, Wesley, Jeremiah, Jay, Jayden, Jaliyah, Lathan, McKenzie, Derrik, Grandchildren

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  • Visitation

    Friday, May 15, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 16, 2020

  • Interment

    Saturday, May 16, 2020


Brenda Gibbs Shuler

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Ruth Parker

May 17, 2020

Dear Shulers, Gibbs, Pattesons, and all who loved Brenda, My deepest sympathy to you all and my regrets to not be able to attend her celebration services. A BEEG VIRTUAL HUG TO YOU ALL! The days of COVID19 are strange indeed. Just know that we were there in heart and prayer and will remember Brenda with such love and admiration that few merit in a lifetime. We will miss her sweet spirit on this earth but know she is in a far better place, rejoicing with other saints who have gone before. Our hearts are heavy with her absence. Again, our condolences! Love and prayers, The Parker Family, and Bev, and Al

Robin and Robbie Smith

May 16, 2020

Brenda was a great Sunday school teacher and I've enjoyed being in her class with Bob Smith.She was a joy to be with and very understanding person .May God be with your family during this time .She will be missed

Romina Scott

May 16, 2020

I will truly miss seeing this supportive Grandmother at the sports events that her Grandson played. ❤️ She never missed a beat.

DHShuler HRSPA Rep

May 13, 2020

The members of Henrico Retired School Personnel Association extend their condolences to the family of Brenda Shuler and our appreciation for her years of service to students and staff.

Danielle Howard

May 13, 2020

Shuler family... My heart is sadden by the lost of Mrs. Brenda. She was an amazing lady. She was always kind and had a giving spirit. I am going to miss her. Please know that your entire family is in my prayers. My condolences to you. May the good memories of Mrs. Brenda bring comfort in your time of sorrow.
Love Danielle & EJ❤👣


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