May 3, 2016
Mrs. Brenda Joyce Brandon, age 74 of Rockwood, Tennessee passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Brenda was born June 25, 1941 in Rockwood, Tennessee to Deford and Nora McElroy. She was married for over 60 years to Donnie Brandon. Brenda was retired from nursing after 30 years at the Chamberlain Memorial Hospital in Rockwood. She was of the Baptist Faith. Brenda was a Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Friend to anyone in need and she was referred to as “Granny” by all. She Loved Life and had a positive impact on everyone she met or knew. Brenda was preceded in death by her Parents: Deford & Nora McElroy; Brother: Floyd McElroy
She was survived by:
Husband: Donnie Brandon of Rockwood, Tennessee
Sons: Gary Brandon (Alice) of Knoxville, Tennessee
Mike Brandon (Brenda) of Rockwood, Tennessee
Harley Brandon (Tina) of Rockwood, Tennessee
Danny Brandon (Sharon) of Rockwood, Tennessee
Phillip Brandon of Rockwood, Tennessee
Many Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren
Brother: Marvin McElroy (Rita) of Kingston, Tennessee
Sister: Vivienne Bradshaw of Rockwood, Tennessee
Several Nieces, Nephews and Many Friends in the Rockwood Community
The Family would like to Thank Gayle Selby Marks and all of the Doctors and Nurses at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, along with the Nurse of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Floors who showed kindness, love and support during this difficult time.
Arrangements are as Follows: At the request of Brenda, to lessen the emotional impact on the Family Members; Graveside Services will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 11:00am in the Oak Grove Cemetery with Rev. Charles Kelley, officiating. Family request Friends to meet at the Cemetery for the Services at 11:00am. Flowers may be sent, however if ones should want to make a Memorial in Memory of Brenda, Family requests those are sent to: American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway Suite #2700, New York, New York 10006.
Evans Mortuary is Serving the Family of Mrs. Brenda Joyce Brandon