She was a lifelong resident of the Old Fort area. She was born in Cleveland on June 9, 1957, a daughter of the late Donald and Vida Thomas.
She was of the Baptist faith and a devoted member of the Samples Memorial Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was also dearly loved and cherished her church family and friends from Samples Memorial.
In addition to her parents, Brenda is preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Sue Swallows; one sister, Linda Ramsey; and two brothers, Dennis Thompson and Steve Thompson.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, one son, Jeff Swallows (Tina Hixson) of Old Fort; three brothers: Billy Thompson, Robert Thompson, and Eddie Thompson; four grandchildren: Dimitree Evans, Mackenzie Swallows, Justin Swallow and Devon Callahan; special friends: Sharon Scoggins and Debbie Swallows; and numerous other extended family members and friends.
A celebration of her life is planned for Sunday night, Oct. 28, 2012, at 7 p.m. at Samples Memorial Baptist Church located at 371 Samples Chapel Road S.E., Cleveland TN 37311, with the Rev. Mark Cameron officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday afternoon from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. service time.
Family and friends will assemble on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Mountain Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Old Fort for interment. Greg Swallows, Chris Evans, Lane Greenwood, Toot Swallows, Jamie Hixson and Steven Callahan are serving as pallbearers.
You are encouraged to share a memory and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial Web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service is honored to assist the Swallows family with these arrangements.