Brenda Noel Parker
December 24, 1942 – February 2, 2019
Brenda Noel Parker, 76, of Wayne, Michigan, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019. She is the beloved wife of Martin, mother of son Martin Parker III and wife Leticia of Dallas, Texas, and daughter Kimberly Pearson of Garden City, Michigan. She is survived by her sister Linda Meyer and her husband David of Staunton, Virginia. She was Nana to four loving grandsons in Michigan, three grandsons and one granddaughter in Texas, and one granddaughter in New Jersey. She also had four great grandchildren.
Brenda was a spark that ignited everyone around her and she was known for her feisty approach. She was proud to marry the love of her life, Martin, and for spending over 55 wonderful years together.
Some of Brenda's favorite achievements include marrying Martin, caring for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was athletic, serving as co-captain of her Caroline High School Basketball team and winning the state basketball championship. She was the star in I Remember Mama in her high school play. Her witty skills and strong beliefs served her well throughout life.
Over the years, Brenda worked diligently as an office manager for many businesses. Brenda had always been so independent and self-sufficient throughout her life; making mistakes and learning from them but most importantly loving and being loved by her family.
Her favorite persons were individuals who work hard, were honest and trustworthy, who care about others and strived to preserve the earth we have been fortunate enough to inhabit. She was one of those individuals who worked hard all her life, showed her passion for life, and loved her cats and family. During her valiant battle with COPD, she never lost her determination to live and be the best at everything she did.
A visitation for Brenda will be Thursday, February 7th: family arrive at 5pm and receive friends/guests from 6pm-8pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, Wayne. A funeral service will be officiated by Pastor Richard Smith, held on Friday, February 8th, at 11am (gathering beginning at 10am) also at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to honor Brenda's love for cats and other animals, can be made to the Michigan Humane Society (see link below).
- Michigan Humane Society
- Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2019
- Continued Gathering and Visiting Friday, February 8, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, February 8, 2019
- Final Resting Place
Brenda Noel Parker
David Lee Wright
February 5, 2019
Brenda was my la'amore adviser in High School. All her efforts went to naught though she tried very hard. We got a good laff or so out of that when we emailed following 50th class reunion. I love her dearly, even after an absence of over 57 years. Laugh often and freely Brenda Eve, I shall hear and remember you always. Thank you for the blessing of knowing you.
Walter and Susan Parker
February 4, 2019
Knowing and loving Brenda has been an amazing part of our lives. I often told her I wished I would of met her sooner. So much fun we could of had and she would laugh. We love this picture of Brenda and Martin. We brought this cake up from Virginia to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Martin, you and Brenda are a testament of what love is and what we all aspire to have. You and your family are in our prayers. Praying for peace and comfort in the coming days. We love you all!!