OBITUARY

Brenda Lee Mann

August 22, 1943June 8, 2018

Brenda Lee (Washington) Mann, 74, went to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by her family on Friday, June 8, 2018. She was the devoted wife of Edward L. Mann of Reading, together over 50 years.

Born August 22, 1943 in Reading, Brenda was a daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Burford) Washington.

Brenda was a 1961 Reading High School graduate. She worked for CNA Insurance Company, retiring after 15 years of service. Brenda last worked at Boscov’s department store for over 5 years.

Brenda was an avid Bingo player! She was a firm believer in God, family and friends. Brenda enjoyed spending time with her family. Many viewed her as a mother figure. She was a faithful friend, always there to lend an ear or a helping hand.

In addition to her husband, Edward; Brenda leaves behind to cherish her memory, five children: Ricky D. Pegram of Reading, Michael C. Pegram of Reading, Rory B. Pegram and his wife, Wanda of Charlotte, NC, Tanya D. Mann of Norfolk, VA and Letitia A. (Mann) Holt and her husband, David II of Douglassville; seven grandchildren, Shannel A. Pegram, Jahuan A. Pegram, Dante T. Pegram, David R. Holt III, Jordhan A. Peterson, Sean A. Peterson and Zariya K. Holt and two great grandchildren, Myah L. Pegram and McKenna L. Pegram.

Also surviving are her brother, Curtis Washington and his wife, Bonnie of Mechanicsburg; a cousin that was like a sister, Fran E. Thompson of Reading; an aunt, Viola Whitfield of West Chester; her mother-in-law, Elsie (Mann) Terrell of Reading; her sister-in-law, Deborah Terrell of Reading and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

In addition to her parents, Albert and Elizabeth; Brenda is predeceased by her two sisters, Cheryl and Juanita Washington; her brother-in-law, Harold O.D. Mann and her father-in-law, Harold C. Miller.

Home Going Service for Brenda will be at 10am on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Spring Valley Church of God, 2727 Old Pricetown Rd., Temple, PA 19560. A viewing will be Friday, June 15, 2018 from 7 to 9pm in Theo C. Auman Funeral Home, 247 Penn St., Reading, PA 19601 and on Saturday morning in church from 9 to 10am. Brenda will be laid to rest in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reading.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society Berks Co. Unit, 3893 Adler Pl., Ste. 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

Fond memories and online condolences may be shared at www.TheoCAuman.com

  • FAMILY

  • Albert Washington, Father
  • Elizabeth Washington, Mother
  • Edward L. Mann, Husband
  • Ricky D. Pegram, Son
  • Michael C. Pegram, Son
  • Rory B. Pegram, Son
  • Wanda Pegram, Daughter-in-law
  • Tanya D. Mann, Daughter
  • Letitia A. Holt, Daughter
  • David Holt II, Son-in-law
  • Shannel A. Pegram, Grandchild
  • Jahuan A. Pegram, Grandchild
  • Dante T. Pegram, Grandchild
  • David Holt III, Grandchild
  • Jordhan A. Peterson, Grandchild
  • Sean A. Peterson, Grandchild
  • Zariya K. Holt, Grandchild
  • Myah L. Pegram, Great Grandchild
  • McKenna L. Pegram, Great Grandchild
  • Curtis Washington, Brother
  • Bonnie Washington, Sister-in-law
  • Juanita Washington, Sister
  • Cheryl Washington, Sister
  • Fran E. Thompson, "Sister"
  • Viola Whitfield, Aunt
  • Elsie Terrell, Mother-in-law
  • Harold C. Miller, Father-in-law
  • Deborah Terrell, Sister-in-law
  • Harold O.D. Mann, Brother-in-law
  • Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
  • DONATIONS

  • American Cancer Society Berks Co. Unit

Services

  • Viewing Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Viewing Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • Home Going Services Saturday, June 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Micheal Folan

August 12, 2018

Short and sweet music to live and die for RIP

Edward and Michele Morrison

June 16, 2018

A SENSE OF FEELING

I FEEL, WITH WHAT I SEE
A CHILD, HAVING TO LEARN
THE TRUTH, ABOUT THE BEAST
WITHIN THE WORLD.

I FEEL, FOR WHAT I HEAR
THE SONGS OF ANGELS,
MUFFLED BY THE TEARS OF UNBORN
BABES IN AWE OF THEIR MULTITUDE.

I FEEL, THE SMELL OF DEATH
COMING TO CLAIM, YET ANOTHER SOUL
LEAVING PAIN AND DESPAIR IN IT'S WAKE.

I FEEL, TO TASTE
THAT SWEET AND EVERLASTING BREATH,
SHARED BY ALL, AS I KNOW IT MUST BE
RETURNED.

I FEEL, SENSITIVE TO TOUCH
LONGING TO EMBRACE
THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED
THIS WAY BEFORE,

HOPING, ONLY TO GIVE BACK
THAT WHICH WAS GIVEN.
CLOUDS GATHERED, RAIN DROPS
BEGAN TO FALL.

A SOUL SET FREE.

Monica McCoy Brown

June 15, 2018

Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a mom is like removing a space in your heart. Please know , Now is the time to grow closer and stay continually reminded of all the good times you’ve had together. Memories may fade, but the love you’ve shared transcends over heaven and earth. You’ll be apart physically, but never spiritually. Know she is with you always “ call on her and she’ll be by your side”. Sending you prayers , comfort and strength during this time of transition.
Love you much!
Monica McCoy Brown

Glarneice Green & Norman a Pettiford

June 14, 2018

To The Family: So sorry for your loss. Sending Love, Prayers and Condolences. May God continue to Bless and keep you all in this time of sorrow. God Bless. Love and Prayers.

Deborah Smith

June 13, 2018

I WOULD LOVE TO GIVE MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY I JUST WANT TO SAID SHE WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON SHE WAS A TRUE FRIEND TO MY ANUT. IOLA MAYS I NEW HER THREW MY ANUT THEY LOVE THERE BINGO R.I.P LOVE YOU MISS YOU UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

Sheldon Halljr

June 13, 2018

I'm sending my deepest spmsy to the familys of ms brenda I remember the days of running up and down 4thst when I was a kid were miss brenda lived she was the grandma of 4thst she kept all us kids in line I will miss her dearly rip in peace ms brenda u will be missed

Erika Haas

June 13, 2018

Sincerest sympathy to the Mann, Pegram, Washington, Holt, Peterson, Thompson, Whitfield, and Terrell families on behalf of the staff at Auman Funeral Homes.

Brenda was a beautiful, loving woman. I was blessed to know her.

Cynthia Glaze

June 13, 2018

Sending my condolences to the family. I loved Miss. Brenda, she always treated me like a daughter. I will always cherish the good memories I had with you. You will live on in my memories forever.

Deanna Bell Jackson

June 12, 2018

Sending condolences to the family

Mary (Woods)Liggs

June 12, 2018

I have known Brenda since I was a little girl I knew her sisters her husband her mother and her father. I would see her at bingo or around town and she always had something nice to say. To Hatch and her children, you all have an Angel to look over you from now on. Brenda you will truly be missed.