Brenda Joy Crain, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully on October 2, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 11, 1941, in Rutherford County, North Carolina.
Brenda embarked on a remarkable career as an Executive Secretary in a Rutherfordton NC law firm for many years. Her work ethic and dedication were unmatched, earning her a high profile within the firm. Even in retirement, Brenda continued to contribute her skills by working alongside her husband in his business in Atlanta, GA. Her commitment to excellence was evident in everything she did.
One of Brenda's trademarks was her impeccable sense of style. She had an innate ability to dress elegantly and always looked stunning. She would never leave her home without being dressed to "The Nines," ensuring that she presented herself in the best possible way. Just as she dressed immaculately, so too was her home—a reflection of her perfectly groomed personality. Beyond her professional achievements and fashion sense, Brenda will be remembered for the love she had for her family and animals. In the early years of her life, she worked tirelessly to provide for and raise her family as a single mother. Her strength paved the way for a brighter future for those closest to her.
Brenda had a wise and kindhearted spirit that endeared her to everyone she met. She possessed a servant's heart and found immense joy in helping others. She was known as a Prayer Warrior—a person with unwavering faith who uplifted those around her through prayer. Proud of the accomplishments she made during her career, Brenda also sacrificed to care for her family—an accomplishment that brought her great pride. Her devotion and selflessness were an inspiration to all who knew her.
Brenda is survived and will be dearly missed by her grandsons; Chad Hamrick, Joseph Craig and his wife, Leanne, Lyle Walker, and his wife, Michelle, granddaughter, Kaitlyn Hunter and her husband, Greg, great-grandchildren; Victoria Shey, Sommer Davis, Gabriella, Mathew, Kaleb, Wyatt, Bryanna, Adalyn, Cooper, and Carson and a great-greatgrandchild, Daylin. Additionally, Brenda is survived by her brother, Gary Hopper and sister, Patricia Hopper. She is preceded by her daughters Teresa Loveland and Myra Denise Eply; granddaughters Amanda Hamrick and Kaily Walker; and her husband of 28 years, Robert Wade Crain and her precious Scottish Terrier and best friend, Tessie.
To honor Brenda's life and pay tribute to her legacy, a visitation will be held from 12:00 - 12:45pm on Tuesday, October 10th, 2023, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 East Main Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 29307. Her Funeral Service will take place at the same location from 1:00 PM. Brenda will be laid to rest during a Burial ceremony at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Family and friends are invited to the home of Lyle and Michelle Walker for more time of sharing memories and fellowship immediately following the burial.
Brenda Joy Crain leaves behind a beautiful legacy of dedication, love, and kindness. Her memory will forever warm the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing her. May she rest in eternal peace.
Memorials may be made in her memory to the Spartanburg County Humane Society at https://spartanburghumane.org/donation-submission/