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Welcome to the memorial page for

Brenda Lorraine Brent

April 4, 1956 ~ May 16, 2017 (age 61)

Brenda Lorraine Brent, 61, of Irving, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at her daughter’s residence surrounded by her family and friends.

Brenda was born on April 4, 1956 in Las Vegas, NV the daughter of Richard Raymond Brent and Verla May Lane Brent (deceased). 

She was the oldest of eleven children, Richard, Frankie, LeRoy, Stephen, Rhonda, Kelly (deceased), Joni, Iva (deceased), Tonka, and Tess.  She was the mother of four children, Chad and his wife, Alisha, Gilmore, Richard Gilmore (deceased), Tanya Maria, and Gloria Bradley. She was both a grandmother and great-grandmother. 

She was a homemaker and was of a deep Jehovah’s Witness faith.  She loved spending time outdoors, cooking meals and bringing family and friends together. 

There will be a memorial service at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 4150 Sand Hill Road, Springfield, IL 62702.



I’m Only Sleeping


Please don’t stand at my grave and weep

I’m only here to get some sleep

No more pain and sorrow

Cause there will be a new tomorrow

Where we will live forever in a paradise Earth

For Jehovah has given us a brand new birth

When you wake up tomorrow, you will see

It’s Jehovah, my Father that is taking care of me

So do not cry, please be still

I’ll wake up with a brand new thrill

To live forever in joy and peace

For Jehovah’s wonders will never cease

So please don’t cry, and feel alone

Cause I’m not here for long, I’ll soon be home

At home forever on a paradise Earth

At home forever on Jehovah’s NEW EARTH

So pay attention and you will see

There is a way to be with me

So please don’t stand at my grave and weep

I am only here to get some sleep


Isaiah 48:17, 18


This is what Jehovah says, Your Repurchaser, the Holy One of Isreal:

“I, Jehovah, am your God,

The One teaching you to benefit yourself,

The One guiding you in the way you should walk.

If only you would pay attention to my commandments!

Then your peace would become just like a river

And your righteousness like the waves of the sea.”


A special thank you to all our family and friends for all of your support.

 Service Information

Memorial Service
May 21, 2017

5:00 PM
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
4150 Sand Hill Road
Springfield, IL 62702

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