Brenda Gay Wearn, 78, peacefully entered into her eternity, Tuesday, December 26, 2023 at her daughter’s residence in Washington, Wilkes County. You may honor Brenda and support the family at a memorial service in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00PM, Saturday afternoon, January 20, 2023, with the Pastor Jack Foley officiating. The family will greet friends after the service Saturday, January 20th.
A beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Brenda was born on June 20, 1945, at home in Matthews, and leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness.
Growing up in Wrens, she was a proud graduate of Wrens High School, class of 1963. After graduating, she embarked on a new chapter in her life by marrying and moving to Millen. In 1969, Brenda relocated to Augusta where she began her career as an executive secretary at Gracewood State School and Hospital. Her dedication and hard work were evident throughout her 36+ years of service until her well-deserved retirement.
Despite retiring from one career path, Brenda's unwavering passion for creativity led her to pursue another avenue. With a love for styling hair, she decided to enroll in a cosmetology course after retirement. Eager to share her talents with others, Brenda had a select group of clients whom she would cut and style hair for. She took great pride in enhancing their beauty and making them feel their best.
An artistic soul at heart, Brenda had many passions outside her professional life. Known for her incredible cakes, she became renowned among friends for creating delicious baked goods for all occasions. Gardening was another activity that brought immense pleasure to Brenda's life. Spending time tending to her beautiful yards allowed her to connect with nature's wonders and experience the vibrant colors that bloomed under her care. Traveling was a cherished pastime for Brenda as well. Exploring new places near and far brought excitement and enriched her understanding of the world around her.
Brenda's beloved Yorkshire Terrier, Ruffy, provided her with constant companionship and unconditional love. Their bond was unbreakable, and Ruffy was a faithful source of comfort and joy for Brenda throughout the years. Above all else, Brenda's family held a special place in her heart. She treasured every moment spent with them and took pride in being a loving homemaker. Her quiet and reserved personality was perfectly complemented by her devotion to creating a warm and nurturing environment for those she loved dearly.
While attending Mt. Horeb Baptist Church, Brenda found solace and strength in her faith. As a young girl, she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior, using her beautiful singing talent to honor and glorify Him by singing duets with her sister and offering her voice as an expression of her devotion.
Brenda was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lawrence "Larry" Wearn; and devoted parents, Mary Oleta Barrow Gay and Ernest Luther Gay. Brenda will be deeply missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing her. She leaves behind cherished memories for her surviving family members: children, Pamela J. Humphries (Wayne), Bruce Johnson (Debbie), and Heather Bentley (Richie); caring siblings, Patricia G. Kitchens (Larry) and Donald A. Gay (Elizabeth); grandchildren, Amy R. Lawrence, Ashley K. Humphries, Brittany L. Humphries, Taylor Bentley (Amanda), April Knight (Joey), Josh Davis (Marley), and Daniel Davis (Carrie); as well as great-grandchildren Braydyn R. Humphries, Hagen Knight, Ryland Knight Brianna Davis, and Camden Davis.
As we bid farewell to Brenda Gay Wearn, let us remember the beauty she brought into our lives through artistry, compassion, and love. Her gentle spirit will forever be etched in our hearts, and her memory will continue to inspire us to embrace creativity, cherish family, and live each day with grace and kindness.