Brenda Balentine, 52 / March 22, 1958 — Dec. 25, 2010
Published 5:36 pm Thursday, December 30, 2010
Brenda Thomas Balentine, 52, passed away Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 in her home in South Bend.
She was born and raised in Niles. Brenda was a homemaker who enjoyed her soap operas and the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books. Most of all, she loved being with all her family when she could.
Brenda fought a courageous battle with cancer until our Lord took her home.
She is survived by her husband, Marvin, of 10 years; her mother, Imogene Thomas, of Niles; two sons, Chad and Shaun Hayes of Mishawaka and North Liberty, Ind.; two stepchildren, Johnnie and Dawn Balentine; six grandchildren, Rebecca Jordyn, Isaac, Troy, Xavier and Hanna; two sisters, Wilma Zimmerman and Kathy Thomas of Niles; two brothers, Danny and Randy Thomas of Three Rivers, Mich.; 12 nieces and nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harvel Thomas; a brother, Tommy Thomas; a grandson, Chad Edward Hayes Jr.; and a great-niece, Ava Zimmerman.
A memorial service will be at a later date.
“Her journey has just begun.”