Brenda Faulkner Armstrong was surrounded by her loved ones on July 3, 2013 when God called her to her Heavenly home.
She was born on February 12, 1950, to the late Carson Daniel Faulkner and Ellen Gaskins Faulkner of Willacoochee, Ga.
Brenda leaves behind her beloved older sister, Jenetta Faulkner Lisle of Jefferson, and brother-in-law, Wayne Lisle. The two sisters, though 15 years apart, have always been very close. They often combined their Godly gifts of loving, caring, and selfless devotion. They found much joy in pairing up and using their talents for cooking, decorating, and growing beautiful flowers to bring much joy to family, friends and their community.
Growing up, Brenda attended Riverside Baptist Church, Nashville, Ga., Willacoochee Elementary and Atkinson County High School. In the late 1960s while at Massey Business College, she worked in a bridal store on Peachtree Street in Atlanta. The wedding events with lovely flowers, wonderful catering and happy families inspired her to open her own floral shop in Lawrenceville, Flowers by Brenda, in the early 1970s.
Brenda's dream of preparing southern home-cooked meals for large groups of people was realized when she opened Location Catering of the South. She earned a top-notch reputation in the motion picture industry for location catering of fabulous food and service to Hollywood film stars and crews. For over 37 years, she traveled all over the U.S. and Caribbean with her fleet of mobile kitchens, as movies and commercials were being filmed.
It was on one of these movie sets, over 20 years ago, that she met the love of her life, Bill Seckel. They shared many wonderful experiences and places while traveling from one filming location to another. After retirement, they enjoyed many happy, relaxing years together, and with their family, friends and dog Jackpot.
Brenda loved her nieces and nephews as if they were her very own, and made each one feel as if they were her special treasure.
Nephew, Dareyl Lisle, wife Sallie, children Mackenzie (deceased), Maggie, Samantha, Megan, Gennifer, David and Brian, of Gainesville.
Niece, Jennifer Lisle Goza, husband Lee, children Daniel (deceased), Annie, Rachel, Tim, Kellie, Michael and Matthew, of Jefferson.
Niece, Ellen Lisle Semones, husband David, children Seth, Kade and Luke, of Warner Robins.
It was recently said that "Brenda was a unique, one of a kind, beautiful, Christian lady. Everyone who didn't know her missed out on a huge blessing. Everyone that was privileged to know her, has reflections of that Brenda-beauty in them forever."
Funeral services and interment will be held Saturday, July 13, at 1:30 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church, Nashville, Ga. with Pastors Jimmy Futch and David Semones officiating. Please join the family immediately following the service for visitation, hugs and memories and light refreshments.
A celebration of Brenda's life will be held Sunday, July 21, from 2 to 5 p.m., where the family will receive friends in the community room of Certus Bank, Jefferson.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Riverside Baptist Church, Nashville, GA.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com