Brenda Hopkins Davis was born on April 11, 1952, to the late Samuel J. Davis and Margaret E. Hopkins, in Bethesda, MD. Brenda was the tenth child of twelve siblings: Wilhelmina, Wilbur, Pearl, Joann, Diane, Codell, Odell, Rose, Larry, Otis, and Steve. On Thursday, May 30, 2019, Brenda was called home to be with the Lord.
Brenda grew up in Kensington, MD in the historic community of Kengar. She attended Montgomery County public schools and graduated from Rock Terrace High School. After graduating she worked for the Department of Health Education and Welfare (HEW) as a mail clerk. She retired from HEW and attained various jobs until she found her heart's desire as a health care provider.
Brenda had a natural gift of caring for people. In 2009, she became the caregiver for Nina Burre ll, who we all called "Aunt Nina." Brenda immediately became-a part of her family, attending family functions and family reunions. She continued to care for Aunt Nina until her death in 2014. Then she went on to become the caregiver for Aunt Nina's neighbors, Mrs. Green, Dr. A. Adair, and his sister Joyce for three years. No matter how bad the situation, she always stepped in and took charge. She was the "Best" as Miss Joyce would say. The families loved her very much and she will truly be missed.
Brenda liked to talk, she would talk to anyone, and as we know she was very outspoken. Brenda would always say, "tell it like it is!" Brenda loved her family! She kept a journal of family birthdays remembering to call and recognize each one on their special day. Before her passing, Brenda made it a point to call every family member and friend whose number was in her phone to let them know she loved them.
Brenda was a lifetime devoted member of Lee Memorial AME Church in Kensington, MD. Brenda served in various roles in the church including the usher ministry, the kitchen ministry and would help out wherever she was needed. Brenda loved her church family!
Brenda Hopkins Davis entered eternal rest to be with her parents; sisters, Wilhelmina Bowie, Pearl Stewart; brothers, Wilbur Crockett, Otis Reid Hopkins and Odell Williams. Left to cherish her memories are sisters Joann Gabay, Diane Davis, Rose Fitch, Codell Gillerson; brothers Larry (Elaine) Davis, Steve (Linda) Davis; god children Rita Nzuwah and Shaquille Dixon; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other family and friends. Also cherishing her memories are her dearest and devoted friends Sheila Johnson, Barbara Terry, and Brenda Kellogg.