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2550 Nebraska Avenue
Toledo, OH 43607
Phone: 419-534-2550
Fax: 419-534-2570
Brenda Stephens

Brenda Lavelle Stephens

Feb 9, 1942 - Apr 13, 2019
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Brenda L. Stephens "Nana", was born February 9, 1942 in Bowling Green, Kentucky to James Nolan Finn and Sula De (Burnam) Rice. Brenda transitioned her life on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Merit House Senior Community of Toledo, Ohio.

Brenda was a graduate of Whitney High School. She graduated from The University of Toledo with an associates degree in Business. She was a retiree from the City of Toledo in Administration with Fire and Rescue.

She enjoyed family gatherings and listening to music. She was passionate about holidays; Christmas was one of her favorites. Brenda's love was unconditional for her family and friends and she would give you her last. "Nana" spoke her mind without hesitation. Brenda was also a member of Indiana Avenue Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. John Roberts.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents and sons, Stewart K. Armstrong and Michael B. Palmer.

She leaves to Cherish her memories, daughter, Christie A. Armstrong; grandchildren, Erin Landry, Stewart, William, Autumn, Ashley, Chauncy Armstrong, Caitlin (Jacob) Moos, Nick Armstrong, Dasia (Brittany) Daniel, Chandra Armstrong, Daysha Wolff, Keichan Armstrong, and Michael Palmer II; 11 great grandchildren; brother, John R. Finn; and a host of family and friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    April 17, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    April 17, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
    Address
    2550 Nebraska Avenue
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
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  • Second Visitation

    April 18, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    When
    April 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location
    Indiana Ave Baptist Church
    Address
    640 Indiana
    Toledo, oh 43604
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  • Service

    April 18, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    April 18, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Indiana Ave Baptist Church
    Address
    640 Indiana
    Toledo, oh 43604
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Melinda Aldridge

Posted at 03:32pm
My condolences to the Armsting family during this difficult time. May the Good Lord supply you all with the strength that you need to get through. It's not a goodbye it's a see you again one day. Until then know that she's your Guardian Angels watching over you and wanting you to continue living and sharing her love and legacy to others. God Bless You All
Melinda Aldridge
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Michael

Posted at 10:05am
Dear Stephens family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Brenda. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. May God give you and your family comfort in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected. With deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.
 
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Jw Posted at 07:49pm

During this season of Easter & beyond, may Jesus our God of comfort, our risen Lord, richly bless you all as you remember Brenda's life legacy and celebrate her homegoing to Heaven. "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord'. peacewithGod.net Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Michael
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