Brenda Susan Dumas Bradley, age 71, of Black Mountain, NC, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center in Asheville.
She was born on March 1, 1951, in Mobile, AL to the late James Dumas and Evelyn Redman Dumas. Brenda grew up in Pensacola, Florida and spent most of her adult life in Western North Carolina. Brenda retired after 35 years from her job as a training supervisor at Blue Ridge Group Homes.
Brenda was a big fan of the University of Alabama college football team and made sure to watch the games on Saturday’s and cheer on her “Roll Tide” team. She was a very creative and crafty person who enjoyed making macrame and crocheting and giving her wonderful smelling homemade soaps to friends and family.
Brenda was a great cook, too, and homemade breads were her specialty. She also was a lover of plants, and her plants were her “babies”. She also cultivated vegetable and herb starts. Most importantly, she loved her family. She was a wonderful daughter, mother, grandmother, partner, and friend. Those who knew and loved her will miss her deeply.
Those left behind to cherish her memory are her partner of 30 years, Kathryn Beattie, of Black Mountain; a son, Scott Harris of Union Mills, NC; a brother, Mack Dumas of Pensacola, FL; two granddaughters, McKenzie Harris of Union Mills, NC and Britney (David) Stines of Burnsville, NC; a great-grandson, David Stines and a great-granddaughter, Lily Stines, both of Burnsville.
A Memorial Service will be held on Winter Solstice, December 21, 2022 at 3pm at the residence, 12 Bright Hope Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28711.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions to honor Brenda would be made to:
The Bee and Butterfly Fund, 1202 Clover Ridge Court, Rapid City, SD 57701.
Online condolences may be left at: www.penlandfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Penland Family Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements.