A native Atlantan, she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Georgia State University. Her career included working at several hospitals in the Atlanta area. She is survived by her sister Ann McElroy of Decatur GA; son Matthew Rainwater of Atlanta GA; niece Julie Spearing of Chapel Hill TN; nephew Jeff Peckham of Mooresville NC; 3 great nephews and 6 great nieces

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  1. Brenda was a wonderful friend. She loved the Lord, and she was not ashamed of the gospel. I am thankful for knowing her. What a blessing she was to me and my faith.

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. I would love to leave a loving encouraging thought. Jehovah hates death; he views it as an enemy. ( 1 Corinthians 15:26) He has ” a yearning” to conquer that enemy, to undo death by means of the resurrection. He longs to bring back those who are in his memory and to see them live on earth again.- Job 14:14,15.

  3. So glad I to got to know Brenda over the last few years! She was a special lady and sure she will be missed.

  4. Bill and I were so thankful that we got to know your loved one, Brenda. We appreciated the times that she joined us in our Sunday School class. May God give each family member comfort, strength, and hope in your sudden loss. I know you will miss her and are thankful that you know she is with Jesus and you will one day be reunited.
    Bill and Kim

  5. I miss you so much Brenda. Trying to comfort your broken heart over the loss of your mom was something I just couldn’t do. I wish I had lived closer. You were so lonely and my calling you almost every night acknowledging your worth in life and to others lives. Reaffirming my love to you as we were best of friends. Only God could do that. God took you home to be with your mom, sister and your son David. What a celebration for all of you. Will see you again friend!! I love you and miss you so much.

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