Brenda Kay Ballengee

July 27, 1948January 29, 2013
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Brenda Kay Ballengee, 64, of Wilmington, NC passed away peacefully on January 29, 2013 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Brenda was born on July 27, 1948 in Huntington, WV. She was a graduate of West Virginia University, and lived in Indianapolis, IN with her family for many years.

Brenda was preceded in death by her father, James Ware; her children, Matthew Christian and Mary Catherine; her brother-in-law, Lewis Cook; her father-in-law, Marvin Ballengee; her mother-in-law, Mary Ballengee; and her first husband, Steve Bailey and his parents, Charles and Nelma Bailey. Brenda is survived by her husband, Glenn Ballengee; her children, Tracey Bailey, Adam Ballengee, and Andrew Ballengee; her grandson, Joseph Anderson; her mother, Opal Ware; her sister, Pam Cook; her brother, Jim Ware and his wife, Mary Anne; her sister-in-law, Becky Ballengee; her nieces, Jennie Coleman, her husband John, and their children Alexis, Hunter, and Blake; Sara Shoulars, her husband Jeremy, and their son Cruz; Karen Ware-Rudnik, her husband Jeff, and their children McKenna, Delaney, and Cooper; and Julie Wallace, her husband Mark, and their daughter Ava; and many other very special cousins. She will be missed dearly by all of her family and friends.

The funeral services will be held on Monday February 4 at 1:00pm at Coble Ward-Smith, 3915 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403, following the visitation at 12:00pm. Burial services will be held afterwards at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 1311 Shipyard Boulevard, Wilmington, NC 28412.

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  • Visitation Monday, February 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 4, 2013

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Margaret Humphreys

February 21, 2013

Dear Glenn,
I am so sorry to learn of Brenda's passing and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Marsha McAtee

February 8, 2013

Dear Glenn and family,
I was shocked and saddened to hear that you have lost Brenda. She was a bright, gentle spirit and I know how much she'll be missed. I'm so glad I got to see you both at the 40th reunion. May God comfort and sustain you all.
Marsha Swepston McAtee

Nancy Hayflich Rees

February 7, 2013

Dear Glenn and family: I was so sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. I remember her as a kind,beautiful HEHS majorette, and still beautiful when I saw her at our 40th reunion. I'll always remember running into the two of you in the Atlanta airport way back when! My prayers are with you all at the sorrowful time. May G-d keep you in His grace.

Randy Haun

February 7, 2013

Glenn and Family ... May God Bless all of you during this time of your great loss. With Prayer and my Deepest Sympathy. I am so very sorry.

Randy Haun HEHS '67

Marty Waddell

February 7, 2013

Dear Glenn and family,
I was so saddened to learn of Brenda's passing. May God be with all of you and hold you in the palm of His hand until you meet again.
Marty Harshbarger Waddell

February 7, 2013

Dear Glenn, I am so saddened to learn of Brenda's death. I remember her as such a sweet, loving person and I recall seeing her briefly at our 40th reunion and being impresssed at how beautiful she still was. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Please know that I am praying for you as you go through this difficult time.
Roberta Patrick Capen, Montgomery Village, MD

February 7, 2013

prayers to the family. marvin layne and family

February 7, 2013

Dera Glenn, SO sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. I too remeber her as being a wonderful person. Didn't know you were in Wilmington. I live about an hour north of Charlotte. My prayers and thoughts will be with you and your family! Shelby Harbour (Cooleemee, NC)

Robin Chandler Wilks

February 7, 2013

Dear Glenn, it saddens me deeply to hear of Brenda's passing. She was always so sweet. Prayers going up for all of you at this time for peace and comfort.

Robin Chandler Wilks, Clarkesville, GA

Anita GArdner-Farrell

February 7, 2013

Glen, so sorry to learn of Brenda's passing. She was a sweetheart. 'Will always remember sitting beside her in Miss Grady's Latin class.