was born in Hardin County, Tennessee on January 3, 1950 the daughter of the late Ted and Clarice Brown Ellis.
Brenda was a homemaker. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. Brenda enjoyed fishing, arrowhead hunting and she enjoyed riding. She loved most of all spending time with her family and keeping her grandchildren.
Brenda departed this life on July 21, 2012 at the Hardin Medical Center in Savannah, Tennessee at the age of 62 years , 6 months and 18 days.
She is survived by her children, Carolyn Murphy, Tina Finley and her husband Terry, Stacey Strickland and her husband Ronnie, Jimmy Allen Gray and Michael Beckham, all of Savannah, Tennessee and Angela Gray of Finger, Tennessee
9 grandchildren, Kelly Funk, Dustin Weeks, Wesley Weeks, Brittany Murphy, William Murphy, Colby Murphy, Destiny Hobbs, Brennan Linville and Carson Finley
one great grandchild, Caleb Weeks
one sister, Mary Hellen Franks of Savannah, Tennessee and one brother, Brandon Maxedon
She is also survived by a special friend, Tommy Beckham
In addition to her parents, Brenda was preceded in death by her former husbands, Jimmy H. Kelley and Jimmy Gray, one brother, Joe Ellis, 2 sisters, Kathy Parson and Mary Katherine (Shug) Ellis and her grandparents, Nan Brown and Ed Brown