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Brenda Carole Hearn

August 25, 1942April 25, 2021

Brenda Carole Hearn 78, died after a brief illness at Baptist East Hospital Sunday, April 25, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard D. and Elree W. Butler and her husband, Arthur C. Hearn.

She leaves two daughters, Becky Senn and Amy Casteel and a son, John Hearn. Brenda lived in Memphis for the last 57 years where she raised her family. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, Donovan and Jamie Casteel, Gregory and Gabriel Senn and Lainey, Lexy and Ashton Hearn. As well as her great-grandchildren, Tessa and Walker Casteel. She also loved her daughter in law and great granddaughter in law, Shawna Hearn and Desi Casteel. Brenda has 3 sisters Cindy Benoit, Ginny Chrispen and Dee Ransom.

Brenda was a loving christian woman. She enjoyed gardening, baking and just spending time with the ones she loved. She was a selfless woman who cared so much for her family and loved the Lord. She will be dearly missed by so many. There will be a visitation for immediate family Wednesday, April 28 at Family Funeral Care followed by a graveside service at Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Etta, MS.

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Dee Butler Ransom

April 27, 2021

II Corinthians 5:8
"to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord"

Brenda has always been a very dear "Butler Girls" big sister...from the time we were all young girls and then later as we all grew "older" together. The quietest one of our sometimes rambunctious bunch, Brenda had a remarkably generous spirit, ready to comfort at any moment and share a laugh, too. I will always carry with me (and have so far) so many of her encouraging words from the time I was a little girl. She reminded me one day when I was probably ten years old that "we make our own happiness." Geographic distance did not impede our closeness as we grew older. Cliche it may be, but Brenda had a "heart of gold". She certainly loved each of her dear family and always spoke radiantly of her grown children and their loved ones, proudly of her grandchildren and joyfully of her great grandchildren! I have been blessed to have shared her love.

Natalie Leonard

April 27, 2021

I was fortunate to be included in the Butler Girls by this loving woman with a great sense of humor. She called me their "sister by another Mother" . She took me under her wing during the time my older sister had cancer, and passed away. She could make you feel better with a joyful comment and a hardy laugh, even tho we were apart.
We both shared many conversations about gardening, and she always was interested in current plants. I will miss this dear friend's helpful ideas and lessons on plants.
Love to my special Butler Girl.

Cyndy Butler Benoit

April 26, 2021

We take a moment today to celebrate the remarkable life of Brenda Carole Butler Hearn. She chose a Sunday in Spring to go home. That beautiful, ever smiling woman, known equally for her green thumb and her patience, that loving and beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother has long had much to teach us all and continues to do so. She will be forever missed. I am so blessed to have her in my heart.

I beleieve she hopes each of us is always watchful and grateful for her kind of loving spirit in our world and hopes we extend it to others. Rest in peace, my dear sister.

Ginny Chrispen

April 26, 2021

Brenda and I shared the love of crocheted afghans and other needlework. She welcomed and supported anything I did . Although we live in different states, we talked almost weekly about politics and hobbies.
The Four Butler Girls have lost a precious one, but we know she is with us still. Bren remains my little sister, and it will be difficult to fill the hole in my heart.