Brenda Marie Brown was born on June 7, 1953, to Viola and Phillip G. Sanders Sr. in Sioux City, Iowa.
She was a strong single parent of three children, whom she loved so very much. Her ultimate joy in life was her three grandchildren, whom she adopted eight years ago. She made sure they were well -taken care of and that they experienced unconditional love and felt safe.
Brenda enjoyed spending time with her family and playing Yahtzee with her sons. She also enjoyed spending spare time at the casino, the ocean, and camping. She was honored by being employed in the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department for 24 years.
She was involved with several organizations throughout the parks department, including the program she started, Northern Stars, which involved youth education. She was very proud of the opportunity to become a mentor, giving students a chance of a lifetime to attend Stanford University on a four-year scholarship.
She felt good about being recognized for her remarkable accomplishments, achievements and dedication to the parks department by former Seattle Mayor Norman B. Rice. She also modeled for a time during the 1970s for Shades of Beauty.
Brenda was a Buddhist and practiced under Soka GakkaiI International USA. She was very grateful for her family, friends, co-workers, and people she met along the way. She appreciated every step she took.
The family thanks everyone who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her father; a sister Glenda Sanders, and a nephew Patrick Hardy.
Brenda passed into perfect peace on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. Those remaining who will continue to celebrate the life of their beloved, are her children, Bobby Brown, Corey Brown Jr. and Dana Dildine; beloved mother Viola Sanders; eight grandchildren, Sykell Brown, D’Zekeo Reed-Brown, Corey Brown Jr. Chalise Dildine-Brown, Bobbiauna Brown, Cherish Dildine-Brown, Sam Dildine, and Chaun Williams; five sisters, Victoria Myles, Beverly Sanders, Angela Sanders, Phllis Sanders, and June Sanders- Moore; two brothers, Terrance Sanders and Phillip Sanders Jr.; and a host of aunts, uncles,nieces,nephews, cousins, other family, and lots of friends.