June 14, 1955 ~ December 4, 2006
Brenda Kay Bennett Dupree, 51, of 368 London Road, Asheville, died unexpectedly on December 4, 2006.
A native of Williamsport, PA, she was the daughter of Shirley A. Bennett and Hugh P. Bennett, Sr. and his wife Lois, all of Williamsport. She had lived in Asheville for the last 12 years and worked as a loan coordinator with Telco Credit Union. She enjoyed being with her granddaughters and riding her motorcycle.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Getis Evan Dupree; a daughter, Jessica Austin of Asheville; a son, Jeremy Jones of Ephrata, PA; four grandchildren; three sisters, Lucina Campbell of Williamsport, Patricia Zimmerman of Montoursville, PA and Cynthia Eiswert of Shippensburg, PA; three brothers, Hugh P. Bennett, Jr. of Linglestown, PA, Charles W. Bennett and Nathan A. Bennett, both of Williamsport.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm Tuesday, December 19, 2006, in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home.
I met Brenda working at Ingles. She welcomed me with open arms and we became good friends. She was a true friend and confident. I will miss her very much.
Mrs. Dupree was a very cheerful member of the care2.com network. I was privileged to celebrate her birthdays in 2005 and 2006. It seems that she made the most of her time in these final days, as she remained a fun and an optimistic presence on the network. I wish all things good for her loved ones. And I feel great confidence that her goodness of spirit will long be a source of positive energy. May your many happy memories be a source of joy in days and years to come. Yours Sincerely, Trace Lawrence
My deepest sympathy to Brenda’s family. I’m unable to attend the memorial service but I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences and prayers to Brenda’s loved ones. I had the pleasure of working with Brenda for a brief time. She was a wonderful person and touched so many lives, she will be missed.
My deepest sympathy to you, Evan, to Brenda’s children, her parents and brothers and sisters. Brenda and I never met in person, but I’ve known her on the internet for over 6 years. I still sign on daily and expect to see an email or pictures of her beloved grandchildren, Kendall, Abigail and that darling little ‘Spike’. How I’ll miss her. Somehow, I think our Lord took her swiftly rather than have her suffer, and for that, I’m grateful. It’s the ones who are left behind that suffer the most.
As you know I met Brenda many years ago at Curves where we exercised and became fast friends. Linda, Brenda and I would gather at my house for the ‘theme dress up’ days at Curves, what a blast. Brenda and I chatted via phone, hung out together, I even got her a great deal on her new car when she wanted one. I loved seeing updated pics of the puppy, her motorcycle, the kids and hearing about her house plans. She indeed was a very bright spot in my life and she will be extremely missed. I know she left you with wonderful memories to ease the sorrow in the coming months, years. I will see you tomorrow, what a sad day it will be to have to say goodbye to my friend…Love to all.
BRENDA WAS AN INSPIRING CO-WORKER AND IS GREATLY MISSED. YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS.
Evan, I thought of you all constantly on the day of Brenda’s memorial service. I wish I could have been in town. There are so many ways that Brenda was a part of my life, and she was a kind, upbeat, thoughtful part of my life. I miss her so very much. She was my best friend here in Asheville. I still look for her on the internet or wonder if she wants to go exercise or to a boxing lesson. She will always be in my memory. I send my condolences to you in your loss of this wonderful person. Linda Dudley
six years now have passed and I still miss you so much