Roselawn Funeral Home & Roselawn Memorial Gardens

5350 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN


Brenda Sue Duez

January 19, 1949September 2, 2020

Brenda S. Duez, age 71, of Murfreesboro, formerly of Moweaqua, Ill, passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Mrs. Duez was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Moreland Heather. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Gary E. Duez; daughters, Stephanie Bryant and her husband Jim and Teresa Lambert and her husband Brandon; son, David Duez and his wife Tracey; dad, Marvin Heather, Sr.; sisters, Darlene Heather and Dianne Craig; brothers, Marvin Heather, Jr., Chad Craig, Rodney Craig and Butch Craig; grandchildren, Abbey Cafferty and her husband Sam, Emily Bryant, Mary Bryant, Harrison Lambert, Brooke Duez, Macy Duez and Sara Duez. Graveside services to celebrate Mrs. Duez will be at Four O’clock the afternoon of Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are cordially invited to visitation from Two O’clock till Four O’clock also on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Roselawn Funeral Home. Due to the current health crisis, we will “Live Stream” the service on our Facebook page, Roselawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens-Murfreesboro, TN. Roselawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, 5350 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129, 615-893-2742.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • Graveside Service to Celebrate

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020


Brenda Sue Duez

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deborah webb

September 10, 2020

Dear Duez Family, so sorry to hear about Brenda. I have many fond memories of our neighborhood get togethers. My prayers reach out to you and your family at this time. Sincerely Debbie Webb (Helen ct neighbors)

Susan Moore

September 9, 2020

My sincere sympathy to Brenda's family. Brenda was a kind and loving lady. I knew the Duez family from growing up in Moweaqua for several years. When I think of Brenda, the words that come instantly to mind are energetic, fun, and gracious. Several years ago I spent a weekend with Gary and Brenda (and Cynthia). We packed more into that weekend than I have probably done in the rest of the 26 years I have lived in Tennessee (energetic). We had such a good time (fun)! We went to Bourbon Street, the Bluebird Cafe, the Country Music Hall of Fame, listened to presentations by songwriters, and even went to a Lynard Skinnard concert. Brenda and Gary welcomed me into their home so warmly and made sure I was comfortable (gracious). I know her family was very important to her! While I was there, she and Gary still made sure they were able to attend a family get-together. They just took me along, and I was welcomed there as well. What wonderful memories I have because of the kindness of Brenda and Gary. Love to the family.

Larry and janet Morrell

September 8, 2020

We have fond memories of Gary and Brenda Good times going to Grantsburg fishing. She was so full of life and an absolute joy to be with . You have our deepest sympathy and are in our thoughts and prayers . Sincerely Janet and larry

Amy Estes

September 8, 2020

I met Teresa and her family when I was 10 years old and we were family immediately. I am simply heartbroken over the loss of such a great woman. I don't think she ever knew the impact she had on so many of us that were just fortunate to be a small part of this family. I had never been introduced to such great music as I was in this home. The laughter goes without even saying. Never was there a dull moment. From ski train trips to beach vacations and all the adventures in between. I hope you each are filled with the comfort of knowing you have been truly blessed. Your parents not only made a family of their own but one for us all to strive to have.

I love each of you

Judith Diane Shulman

September 8, 2020

Brenda was part of the Tuesday Bell Buckle lunch group that I attended, and she could always be counted on for numerous interesting stories about her travels with Gary. She was also a devoted mom and grandma who made us feel close to her children and grandchildren by sharing tales of their interesting and impressive lives. I will miss Brenda and all that she contributed to our little lunch group.

Dave and Pat Watts

September 7, 2020

Our heart felt condolences to Gary, Stephanie, Theresa, David and their families. Brenda was one of a kind—- down to earth, loyal, and where there was a will she’d find a way—- especially where her family was concerned. No one was more proud of her children and grandchildren—-we feel we know each of them through her stories! We were fortunate to share a lot of great memories, fun and laughter. From our low key visits and being shown favorite places in Tennessee and Nashville, to Ski Train trips, Key West and more. She touched many hearts and could start a conversation with bout anyone. Who but Brenda could meet George Harrison’s sister in a bathroom line by just striking up a conversation. Her stories were not only great but true! Though we are so saddened by her loss, she leaves wonderful memories for her family and friends to cherish. Dave and Pat Watts

Bill Johns

September 7, 2020

Gary,Stephani, & Theresa:
Shirley & I are saddened to learn of Brenda's passing. She & your families have been delightful friends.

Janet Lambert

September 6, 2020

I am so very sorry for your loss.
You are in my heart and my prayers.

Wayne & Donna Weatherall

September 5, 2020

Our deepest condolences to you Gary and your Family during this time. Brenda will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Darlene & Terry Armstrong

September 5, 2020

We met Brenda & Gary in Nashville and became fast friends and kindred spirits. We shared a love of music and travel. They kindly agreed to visit our home on a driving trip through Canada.. They offered to open their home to us next time we ventured near them. It almost happened but a broken wrist changed our plans. Sadly, that missed visit is never to be now and that breaks my heart. I had looked forward to seeing her again, face to face, sharing travel stories. Our heart goes out to Gary and the extended family who are missing a lovely and special person from their life and the world is poorer from her passing. My only consolation is that Brenda lived her life so fully, enjoying live music and surrounded by a loving family, friends and husband.


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