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Brenda Lynn Coleman

In Loving Memory of

Brenda Lynn Coleman

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February 24, 1952
April 19, 2021
Brenda Lynn Coleman was born February 24, 1952 to the union of the late great Mamie (Harris) Coleman and Sylvester Coleman whom she shares two other siblings.
She departed this life peacefully in the early morning of April 19th of 2021 in her home in Las Vegas.
Brenda graduated from South Shore High School in Chicago, IL and then attended the University of Chicago where she studied business marketing. Shortly after, she began work at the Merchandise National Bank, where she met her then husband with whom she shares two (four) children, respectively. A couple years later, she began work as the Mayor’s Executive Assistant at the City of Evanston, IL Government office. Her favorite job though was working for the Chicago Fire Department as a Hazmat and Emergency Preparedness Supervisor. She loved the crew and credits her favorite cousin Stanley Lane encouraging her to go for it.
In 2003, she moved to Las Vegas with two of her children to seek better opportunities. She LOVED the mountains, but always longed for bodies of water and more rain. Brenda loved drawing, dancing, singing, cooking, gardening, writing and telling short stories, laughing, the spring time, the color purple, babies, animals, music, and spending time with her loved ones. She was heavy into women empowerment, justice, and equality. She loved ballet, roller skating, and playing the piano as a youth. She also enjoyed listening to the saxophone and violin. She LOVED jets, fireworks, and horror and sci-fi movies as well.
She was beautiful, inside and out, funny, intelligent, supportive, creative, humble, caring, generous, independent, very business savvy, sweet, kind, protective, loving, adventurous, and the strongest woman I know. Her comforting hugs, loving eyes, infectious laugh, and warm smile will be greatly missed.
She leaves to cherish her memory; Stacy Coleman of Chicago, Jason Dent of Las Vegas, her devoted children Brandi Dent (Veronica), Darik Gardner of Las Vegas, who stayed by her side until she departed, her two step kids Darrion “Dink” Bratton of Richmond, CA and De’Shea Bratton of Iowa, whom remained loyal as if they were her own.
Also, her grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, great nieces, a very close niece Ebonie Wooten, nephews, great nephews, cousins, lifetime friends, and newer acquaintances that adored her.
*Celebration of life to be announced*

25 Responses

  1. I only knew Brenda from Facebook but I loved when she would ask a question about something I would try and be the first yo answer. R I H

  2. I love u Ma Bonez u will 4ever be miss my heart is heavy u was a beautiful woman may u rest in everlasting peace ur a beautiful Angel now

  3. Although I only know her through interaction this really hit me hard. Brenda is the type of person who has the beauty and intelligence to make life wonderful for all who got to know her. My heart is heavy. As I have always told Brenda ” I love you”. See you on the other side.


  5. Bless her soul, may she enjoy the flight and freedom… landing only to take her place on the throne of ancestors

  6. Oh my goodness! This Southern gal could cook!! Everything was great, especially her desserts. And she loved going to the drive in.

  7. I don’t know what secret she was using, but my sandwiches she made for my lunches for my field trips in grammar school were THE BEST SANDWICHES!!! Haven’t tasted a better one yet!

  8. I offer my condolences to the entire Coleman / Dent family from the Branch Family . We grew up on East End together in Chicago . May she Rest In Peace ….. #nextdoorneighbors

  9. I loved my cousin. I will never forget how good she was to me. She had a huge heart. Rest in Paradise

  10. I grew up directly across the street from Brenda and her family. Brenda was much older than me but I remember how beautiful and elegant she was simply just walking to the store. The amazing thing is her personality was just as beautiful. She always took time to speak. You will be miss Queen!!

  11. I love you mom! You will always be a part of me…thank you for all the advice and knowledge

  12. I love and miss you so much Ma. I am comforted by the signs and confirmations. I knew you’d be by my side, like alwaysYou are so special to me, and you’re coming everywhere I go. My Mamabonez

  13. I was about 7yrs old.First friend ever since .we lived in Hyde Park, Chicago Illinois ,then we move to 78th and East End, you have always been my big sister and always your little will always be in my Heart. Remember our High School Days…South Shore High.And when Our got pick to go on soul train..we through that we were stars
    ..Love you .you are fine you are with your mom,and dad, now.Rip-your little sis-charlene,Walls,Thomas

  14. In the short time I knew her she definitely was a ray of sunshine when I would see her. She had the pretties
    eyes and smile. She spoke highly of her family and friends. I’m glade to have had her has a friend. RIP kind caring Brenda.

  15. I would never forget the first time I met ma….she was sooooo sweet and welcoming….she treated me like her own. I remember I use to be over my sister/ ma house all the time in 8th grade. I feel like blood couldn’t have brought us closer….I remember when she gave my a guess watch out of her collection..she knew I wanted one because I admired it so…she didn’t treat me no different from her children. I was so hurt when they moved from Chicago…ma (they) was my family. You never know how a gentle soul, a beautiful smile, and a welcoming spirit can make all of a difference. She had all of that….I know that ma made it to heaven…for sure of that because I believe she was a earthly angel her with us. ❤️

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