She was born January 31, 1942 in Fonde, Kentucky. She is the daughter of the late Luther and Essie Mae Thomas.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her siblings: Jim Thomas, Larry Thomas and Rita Ison.
She is survived by her sister John Ann (Don) Thomas, Also survived by her four children: Lonnie (Lisa Gail) Maiden Jr. of Middlesboro, KY, Buddy (Annette) Maiden of Middlesboro, KY, Woodie (Benny) Howard of Middlesboro, KY and Angie (Bobby) Kelly of Shawnee, OK; Grandchildren Isaac and Rachel Maiden; Eric and Brent Lambert, Ashley and J.L. Laws, Lindsey Powell, Paige Harbin, and Gracen and Dana Howard; Luke and Levi Kelly; great-grandchildren Conner Powell and Baylee Harbin and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Brenda was baptized at a young age at Hensley’s Chapel Baptist Church in Middlesboro, KY. She was a long time resident of Middlesboro, KY where she was a merchant for many years and later moved to Tazewell, TN where she continued as a merchant until 2012.
Funeral services will be led by Dr. Bobby Kelly of Shawnee, OK at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Green Hills Funeral Home Chapel in Middlesboro, KY.
The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Green Hills Funeral Home.
All graveside services will be private at the Green Hills Memorial Gardens in Middlesboro, KY.
Pallbearers will be Lonnie Maiden Jr., Buddy Maiden, Benny Howard, Isaac Maiden, Luke Kelly, Levi Kelly, Trey Harbin and Don Thomas.
Green Hills Funeral Home, Middlesboro, is in charge of all arrangements. www.greenhillsfuneralhome.com