Brenda Ormond Love, 75, of Littleton, NC, born May 23, 1944, passed away the evening of Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
Ms. Love was preceded in death by her parents, William Bennie Ormond and Jewel Brigman Hopkins of Roanoke Rapids; her husband Dallas “Bunky” Martin Love of Roanoke Rapids, infant daughter Angela Yvonne Love of Roanoke Rapids, sister Essie Brown of Roanoke Rapids, brother Dexter Ormond of Roanoke Rapids, granddaughter Victoria Love of Littleton and grandson Steven Love of Roanoke Rapids.
She is survived by her sisters, Nancy (Steve) Daughtry of Pensacola, FL., Susan Ellis of Roanoke Rapids and Susan (Chris) Dearing of Tennessee; her daughter Debbie (Steve) Pittman of Roanoke Rapids, sons Leonard (Julie) Love of Littleton, Keith (Effie) Love, Tony Love, Mike Love, and Billy (Edith) Love all of Roanoke Rapids.
She is survived by her grandchildren, Shannon (Mikey) Warren, Shelly Pittman, Leonard (Sheila) Love Jr., Jennifer (Brian) Brewer, Joanna Davis, Brenanessa Love, Christopher Love, Brandon (Nicole) Love, Bradley (Barbie) Love, Somer Love (Fiancé -Nick Delbridge), Alexis Wolfe, Elizabeth Love and Billy Love Jr and 21 great-grandchildren with Chloe Love and Jaden Gray of the home; her fur-babies Bella and Princess.
Ms. Love departed her earthly home for her forever home in Heaven, smiling as God welcomed her home and a joyous reunion for Brenda joining her Forever Love Bunky and her Best Friend Essie and all those that have passed.
Ms. Love enjoyed listening to Bunky sing and play the guitar for her.
Family was everything to her, she deeply loved her family and she raised a very large family and she cherished all the family get togethers. She had a passion for cooking and was an outstanding cook and no one could compare to her cooking.
She worked at several restaurants waitressing, including one that she opened in the Roanoke Valley: Brenda’s Family Restaurant.
She was a people person. She loved country music (Elvis and Conway Twitty). She enjoyed traveling and going to shows and dancing. She enjoyed going to the beach and enjoyed gambling with her sisters. She will be sorely missed by us all, but she will be forever in our hearts.
The family will receive visitors Wednesday night; July 10 from 6 to 8 at Hockaday Funeral Home. The service will be conducted on Thursday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Hockaday Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy King officiating.
Burial will follow at Love’s Cemetery behind Community Drive In on 158. The family will meet with friends and family at other times at the home of Steve & Debbie Pittman.