Brenda Dixon Luster

September 14, 1944March 12, 2013
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Brenda Dixon Luster, 68, of Madison, MS passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

Brenda was born in Charleston South Carolina on September 14, 1944. She grew up in Jackson Mississippi where she graduated from Central High School and Hinds Community College. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother with a genuine loving and giving spirit. She was a devout Christian and a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. She took great pleasure in spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. All of her family, including many nieces and nephews, looked to her for wisdom, guidance and creative talents.

Brenda worked under former Jackson Mayor Dale Danks and was currently the director of the Mississippi Children’s Advocacy Center where she passionately strived to improve the lives of abused children.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents Thomas L. and Vera Dixon of Jackson MS her sisters Bobbye Jean Bowering of Jackson MS, Laverne Sutfin of Jacson MS, her brother Jimmy Dixon. She has a surviving brother-in-law Buddy Bowering and sister-in-law Cathy Dixon.

She is survived by her loving husband of 20, years Jim Luster and her three children, Kevin Jenkins of Los Angeles, CA, Terri Linn Huff (Bill) of Brentwood, TN and Jeff Jenkins of Madison, MS and her grandchildren; Hannah Huff, Brandon Huff, Jacob Jenkins, Jane Claire Jenkins, Kailey Luster, and Jillian Luster. She is also survived by her step children, James, Michael, Randy, and Leigh Anne Luster.

She will greatly miss her affectionate dog Harley.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 14, 5-7 pm and Friday 1-2 pm with funeral service to follow:Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home Parkway Location

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:Mississippi Children’s Advocacy Center Post Office Box 720716 Byram MS 39272

Phone: 601-371-2566


  • Funeral Service Friday, March 15, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, March 14, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, March 15, 2013

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Linda Neely

March 16, 2013

Brenda was my mother's (Lucy Johnson) first cousin. The only family that she had and loved them all. So sorry that I couldn't be at the funeral on Friday. My prayers and thought are with all of you.

Lauren Ledyard Ball

March 16, 2013

I'll truly miss my sweet Aunt Brenda. I have memories of going to her house and playing dress up in her closet with all of my "big girl" cousins. She always sent me home with a necklace or bag to keep. Just a few years ago she graciously she hosted a shower for my wedding at her home. I admired her collection of roosters while i was there and told her how I had them all over my house. As we left she sent me home with one of her biggest roosters in my lap. Aunt Brenda was so giving and I'm truly going to miss her saying "come hug my neck" just the way my Nana used to say it.

March 16, 2013

Dear Jimmy, My sincere sympathy to you and all your family in the loss of your dear wife. Please know that I am thinking of you at this time and you will be in my prayers. Love, Your cousin, Aden C. Pryor

Zenda Heafner

March 15, 2013

So sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Zenda, Lee & Ryan Heafner

Stan and Sandra Gail Pellegrine

March 15, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. She will be truly missed. I know it doesn't seem like it but just remember God will never puts more us than me can handle and I'm am here for you.

Linda Long- Hardigree

March 15, 2013

Jim,My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.I haven't seen you or Brenda since Fowler Buick (GMC Truck Lot State St.)but have thought of you often.Im so sorry for your loss.

Linda Long-Hardigree

martha yount

March 15, 2013

My heart and prayers go out to Kevin, Jeff and Linn and to all of you and your families, I pray for healing, peace and comfort for all of you in both families and especially her children as they are also my family.

Bingo Depot Staff

March 15, 2013

May god bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. You will be truly missed. Your legacy will continue to be an important aspect and will reflect in our work every day. Thanks for everything that you have done for us, as well as the charity.

March 15, 2013

Jim, So sorry for your loss. Your neighbors at Wildwood.

Stacy Felder Godwin

March 15, 2013

Sending my deepest condolences to Jim and the family. Brenda was my mentor, guardian angel and the one person I have most admired since meeting her in 1996. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and God Bless.