17Brenda J. White (nee Hardin), 68, of Elyria, died peacefully Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at her home surrounded by family, following a long illness. She was born October 10, 1945 in Lumberton, North Carolina and has been a resident of Elyria since 1972.
Brenda was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who always put family first. She enjoyed vacationing with her family, reading, cooking, baking and music.
Her greatest achievement is the legacy of the many left behind that have been touched by her endless strength, unconditional love and wisdom.
Brenda is survived by her husband of 53 years, Norman R. White, Jr.; daughters, Dana J. White of Elyria, Darlene D. Lee of Shanghai, China, Donna R. Wiley of Merrimac, Massachusetts and Dianna Hatfield of Elyria; son, Norman R. White III of Elyria; brother, Leroy “Doc” Hardin of Lumberton, North Carolina, Robert Hardin of Elyria, James Hardin of Connecticut; sister, Betty Pelletier of Danvers, Massachusetts; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her infant son, Richard B. White in 1962; parents, James and Ethel Hardin; sister, Faye Hardin in 1999; and a brother, Buddy Lee in 2010.
Friends will be received Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 2 P.M. until the time of a 5 P.M. funeral service at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria. Reverend James Smucker, Chaplain of Mercy New Life Hospice will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Aplastic Anemia, and MDS International Foundation, 100 Park Avenue, Suite 108, Rockville, MD 20850.