Brenda Mitchum

Brenda Joyce Mitchum

Nov 9, 1942 - Sep 25, 2020
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Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11 :28

Brenda Joyce Mitchum was born November 9th 1942 in Winton, North Carolina to the union of David and Beatrice Scott. She was the youngest of four daughters.

At a young age, Brenda dedicated her life to God. She was a faithful member of the Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Toledo, OH. Brenda had a firm love for God and her family teaching them on a consistent basis how important it is to value and spend time with one another. Throughout the years, herself and husband John of 36 years took in, fed, clothed, and treated many like their own. A true display of how beautiful she was both inside and outside. Brenda was very outgoing and loving having put a smile on peoples face whenever in her presence.

To know her was to understand that she was very detail-oriented and loved to create. Due to her versatility in skill, she held many careers ranging from a seamstress at the well-known "Henry the Hatter" in Detroit to a patient care technician.

One of Brenda's favorite passions was spending time with family. She would go above & beyond to decorate for the holidays to ensure her family enjoyed a meal together. Brenda will be remembered by her strong independence and love for others. She made her transition peacefully surrounded by family on September 25, 2020.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Mitchum; son, Derrick Hodges; and sister, Bernice Kimble.
Brenda leaves to cherish her memory: three children, Sherry Kidd, Ernestine Hodges, and Renee (Charles) Moore; daughter-in-law, Christie Lynn (Abby) Hodges-Alleyne; sisters, Cleatrice Rice and Hilda (Leonard) Williams; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family & friends.
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Diane Freeman

Posted at 08:09pm
We will ALWAYS remember the fun times we were blessed to share whenever we got together. Aunt Brenda is in a better place and wouldn't come back if she could. May God's peace that passes all understanding be with you/us. God bless we Love you all. The Williams/Freeman family

Gwendolyn E.March Jones

Posted at 06:43pm
May your heart find comfort knowing that your love one is at home with the Lord
Love Gwendolyn E.March Jones & Family


Posted at 06:21pm
My days and life will never be the same without you. You and my Grandad provided this sanctuary and place of peace that I feel no one truly understood. You saved me so many times I can’t even count. You taught me so much and although I know my main man (my Grandad) is happy to be back with his only true “Love”, my heart aches without your presence! There will never be another you and although we will work hard to do things like you did, they cannot be duplicated. Your imprint you left on my life is strong and I hope and pray that as the days go by and the sun shines that I can smile and feel that special warmth and feeling deep down in my soul that only my Grandmother could give. Until the Good Lord reunites is again, I love you Grandma!


Michael Jackson

Posted at 09:03am
Alone in the world and she was there for me when no one else was and loved me like her own. I dont see how john and mom put up with me and Derick singing like we were putting on a concert at 2 in the morning or begging for John to take us to get food. We had amazing conversations about life and that's what I will always remember and rejoice that she is with Derrick and John.

Michael J.

Corlett Alexander

Posted at 05:03am
Sherry may you and your family find strength at your time of need stay prayerful. Your friend Corlett

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