Obituary of Brenda Pettus
Brenda Remona Greenhill Pettus was born in Franklin County, Alabama on April 21, 1947. Her parents were Albert and Ella King Greenhill. She was welcomed to the family by her sister and, eventually best friend, Zula Mae and big brothers Bencil and Flavel. A few years later, her little brother Tulon came along, her other best friend, who she talked to every day.
She was raised on the family farm where she and her siblings learned the values of hard work, plowing fields and working a garden along with other things. It was these skills that led to her passion for working a garden and putting up her vegetables and fruits. She learned from her mom how to be a great cook and would provide outstanding meals for her family.
Everyone would get so excited when they found out she was cooking.
She could do anything: meat and potatoes, and the most delicious desserts. She also decided to bake for the public and she did cakes and wedding cakes. Of course, they were delicious.
Mom had a lot of odds and ends jobs in her lifetime, but her passion for people was what brought her the greatest job. She ran a daycare in her home for many years and was known as Mama B. She loved those babies that she helped raise like her own. They were B’s babies. Later in life she became the director of the Senior Center. She was perfect for the job. She loved to talk, plan outings and just hang out. She always had a story to tell. She loved her senior family and friends and made them feel special.
Mom loved to travel and was always ready to go along. We grew up camping and exploring all over. She loved to share her talents with her family and her grandkids. If she knew anyone was planning a trip, she was ready to roll.
Brenda was the one that taught her son how to be an avid hunter and fisherman, getting up at dawn and taking him hunting from an early age. She tried to pass her cooking skills to her daughter. She loved to show her grandkids how to sew, plant the garden or cook.
Mom loved her nieces and nephews just like her own. She loved life, her family and her friends. She always had a smile on her face, something funny to say, and a willingness to help anyone that needed her. She will be missed more than words can describe.
She was a Member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Ella Greenhill, brothers, Bencil and Flavel Greenhill, sister, Zula Mae Guinn.
She is survived by her husband Ronnie Pettus, daughter Leann Pettus Breckenridge, son and daughter-in-law, Richie and Beth Pettus, Grandchildren Colby Breckenridge, Allie Pettus and Ella Grace Pettus. Brother Tulon Greenhill, and numerous neices, nephews, and cousins- Especially one from Texas, Montie Sunday.
Visitation will be Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 11AM-1 PM at Greenhill Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 1 PM with Bro. Jason Vinson officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Richie Pettus, Colby Breckenridge, James Guinn, David Greenhill, Doyle Greenhill, and Bensil Greenhill.