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*