Brenda Fisher Wilkey

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Brenda Gayle Wilkey, 47, of 20 Ross Mintz Road, Candler, died unexpectedly Sunday, January 25, 2004, at the home of a friend in Athens, GA. Mrs. Wilkey was born in Buncombe County and was married to Lloyd Donald Wilkey who died April 30, 2001. She is survived by her parents Don and Joan Lindsey Fisher; a son, Joshua Ray Whiteside of Enka; two step-daughters Charlene Taylor of Black Mountain and Kelly Reynolds of Fletcher; one brother Rick Fisher of Candler and three step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Brown officiating. Burial will follow at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

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  1. Dear Joan, Don,& Josh. I’m truly sorry. I can only imangine the pain you’re going through. It’s so difficult to understand the loss of this ‘Special Lady.’ Brenda touched many lives as she walked her Life Journey. I met Brenda the 1st day our freshman year of High School. We shared some stuff in thirty-three years. My daughter Amy, still has the nickname Brenda gave her twenty years ago. Time passes so quickly. I do know Brenda loved each of you with all that she had to give. As the days come & go, and the world moves on, your lives will never be the same. Her spirit will remain with you. Forever there will be a memory to make you smile, somtimes cry. I wish for you, Serenity, Strength, and the Gentleness of Peace, and that you find every single thing that will put your heart at ease. My Heart Goes Out to You… Cindy Devern(Moss) Nichols

  2. Joan and Family,
    I just want to say how sorry i am for you at this time. Blaike always liked going and doing with Brenda. She will be missed and remembered. I will be keeping you in my thoughts.
    Love, Melanie Wilson and Blaike

  3. Joan, Don and Family,

    I was sorry to hear about Brenda. I know your heart is broken. I can remember when my Mother and Daddy went through this with Darrell. I’m so glad I got to thank her for making my cousin happy. I’m glad they had those years together. You will be in my prayers.

    Love from one village kid to another.

  4. Josh,Joan,Don,

    My heart goes out to you everone.Brenda was very sweet young lady.She will be missed by one and all.She made those days of hunting trips that we made down in Ga. with Steve and David easyer to deal with.She and I would get out and find all kind of stores and new things to see.Josh do take care and know she loved you.

    Judy Taylor

  5. Dear Don and Joan,
    Our heart felt prayers are with you in this time of great sorrow. May God bless and give you the strength that you need in this hour.
    Know this was a great shock to you as with us all.
    Praying for Josh also. Words are not sufficient at this time.
    God is the answer and the One Who alone can give the needed comfort and help.
    God bless.
    Love and Prayers, Don and Martha

  6. Dear Joan and Family, I was very shocked to hear about Brenda’s sudden passing. I can only imagine your grief. You are in my prayers. May God be with you and help you through this extremely difficult time. Kay

  7. To my big brother Johnny and Brenda’s family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss, Brenda was such a wonderful lady and friend to me as to many others I know. She brought happiness and light to everyone around her, especially Johnny and for that I’d shared with her how grateful I was. She was a true angel and will be missed terribly. Our familys thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God bless all of you.

  8. We are so sorry for your loss…just know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Bob and Mary Brookshire Cook

  9. Dear Don & Joan,
    Our hearts are heavy as we grieve with you at this time. Our prayer is that you will find comfort in Gods Word,your friends and your Church Family.

    Ralph & Alene Smith

  10. So sorry to hear of this tragedy. Brenda had a such heart of gold and made such an impact on my life as a child and as a adult. She always welcomed me with open arms into her home. Many of my childhood memories involve her. She will truely be missed, but I will always cherish the memories I have of her. God Bless You All….
    Aletha Howell George

  11. Joan, Don & Family – my deepest sympathies and much love to you all. You are all in my prayers.

  12. Joan and Don we are sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. Were are in Florida and thinking of you. May God be with you. Charles and Jeanette Brown.

  13. Joan,

    There is no love more precious than the love a mother has for her child.
    Throughout our friendship, Brenda expressed her deep love for her son, Josh. Yet, she never failed to mention the love and respect she had for the woman that gave her the inspiration of motherhood.

    With all my love,

  14. Dear Joan & Don,
    We are very sorry about Brenda. We will never forget working at the bread store for her. She let us run the cash register, stock shelves and feed old bread to the birds. She always told us how pretty we were.

    We love you and pray for you,

    Sarah & Rachel

  15. Don & Joan & Family,
    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your precious daughter, Brenda.
    Know that you are in my prayer and thoughts.
    May God bless and sustain you in the days ahead.

    God Bless,

  16. Dear Don and Joan, Please accept my deepest sympathy regarding Brenda. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you are trying to deal with you loss. I love you. Linda

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