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Monday, June 18 2018
Brenda Burrow Smithson

Posted by: Clarke & Staples Funeral Homes, Inc. AT 01:33 pm   |  Permalink   |  16 Comments  |  Email
To Brenda's Family: She loved God and she loved her family and friends. Brenda was a wonderful boss. I'll never forget our trip to New York in December. She shared her love for flowers with me through the Victoria Garden Club. I loved Brenda and I will surely miss her smiling face. A wonderful person!!
Posted by Mary Wadford on 06/20/2018 - 03:52 PM
Rip Brenda Smithson you will truly be missed. Sing with the angels and enjoy being pain and cancer free now.
Posted by Charlie crymes on 06/20/2018 - 05:41 PM
So very sorry about Brenda! I know how much she will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to you all! Blessings, peace and understanding, Betsy
Posted by Betsy Newcomb Long on 06/20/2018 - 07:29 PM
TO: Brenda's Family-Brenda and I knew each other as young girls. It was many years later that we would work together in Victoria as married adults. Joe, I am so sorry for your loss; I did not know Brenda was battling cancer. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time". Mary
Posted by Mary Harward on 06/21/2018 - 05:10 AM
Joe and family, we each have a life journey, and our time here is limited. We form many sacred bonds with Brenda, God calls us to cherish these bonds. May you have comfort through faith in Christ, our Lord.
Posted by Nancy Alder on 06/21/2018 - 06:27 AM
Joe and Family, We send our deepest sympathy on Brenda's passing. She was a very special lady who loved life, her family and the Lord. Now among the angels she is pain free, finding peace and reuniting with loving family members. Please know that we are here if you need anything and please do not hesitate to call. May God grant you the strength and peace you need at this time.
Posted by Jack and Margaret Richards on 06/21/2018 - 08:38 AM
sorry to hear about brenda passing away our prayers are with the family from the ball family
Posted by jennifer ball on 06/21/2018 - 09:01 AM
My prayers and thoughts go out for the family . Sweet Lady Rest in Heaven 🙏😔❤️
Posted by Boo (Whittaker) Caudle on 06/21/2018 - 11:44 AM
Joe and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Brenda was always a sweet and caring christian woman. Praying that your memories will help comfort you all now and in the days to come.
Posted by Charles & Vanessa Martin on 06/21/2018 - 12:33 PM
So sad to lose my childhood friend since 2nd grade. I know you are now out of pain and meeting up with your Mom, Dad, and Aunt Cody. See you when I get there. Prayers for Joe, Jolinda and Spike.
Posted by Joyce and Ramsey Norton on 06/21/2018 - 12:54 PM
Joe & family, My thoughts & prayers are with you. God bless you all. Love, Edwina S. Walker & family
Posted by Edwina Walker on 06/21/2018 - 02:07 PM
Brenda was always an amazing and selfless woman. She was committed to helping others in any way that God led her. She will be greatly missed by the many people whose lives she touched with her endless kindness, generosity and love. My prayers are with all who knew and loved her during this time of loss. ❤️
Posted by Michelle Fitts on 06/21/2018 - 02:58 PM
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you. The pain of lost can seem too much to bear at times but keep focused on the joy of all of our reunions which will last for eternity. Love, Janne Arthur Kingery (Majewski)
Posted by Janne Kingery Majewski on 06/21/2018 - 10:18 PM
In support of dear Jolinda, and to honor her beloved mother, Brenda, who raised a beautiful daughter, we are honored to make a memorial donation in your name. We are grateful for your gifts to the world, Brenda. May you rest in peace and may your memory live on in your children.
Posted by Trina Willard and the KAG Team on 06/22/2018 - 01:32 PM
Joe, Jolinda and Spike, my heart is heavy. May God carry you in His loving embrace during this difficult time. Love, Debbie
Posted by Debbie Baber on 06/22/2018 - 08:13 PM
Sorry to hear about Brenda. She was a very sweet person. With heartfelt sympathy to the family.
Posted by Mike Pettry on 07/07/2018 - 03:17 PM

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Brenda Burrow Smithson, 71, of Victoria, Va. joined her family in Heaven on June 18, 2018. She is survived by her husband of fifty-two years John W. “Joe” Smithson, her daughter Jolinda Smithson; son, John E. “Spike” Smithson and her brother Keni Burrow. Brenda enjoyed cooking, gardening, helping others and spending time with her family. Her warm smile and kind heart will be missed. She was a past member of Victoria Fire and Rescue and a member of the Victoria United Methodist Church where the family will receive friends on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 1pm until the start of services at 3pm. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to the Victoria United Methodist Church. Staples Funeral Home, Victoria, in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at

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