Brenda Susan Grist, 68, passed away October 5, 2020 after a long battle with dementia. She was born on July 30, 1952 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina to the late Sidbury Smith and Mary Elizabeth “Libby” Morris Smith Trimble. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Charles P Trimble, Jr. and her aunt, Judy Morris Edwards of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Brenda is survived by her two loving children Robin Hook (Chris) of West Columbia, SC and Ryan Brown (Nikki) of Chapin, SC. She is also survived by her precious grandchildren Baylee, Bradlee, and Aiden Hook of West Columbia, SC and Cayden and Cohen Brown of Chapin, SC; one sister Vicki Gibson (Ed) of Greensboro, NC, as well as many nephews, nieces, great aunts, and cousins.
Brenda grew up in a military family and for most of her childhood resided in Japan. After her father retired from the US Army, her family settled down in West Columbia, South Carolina. Brenda was a 1970’s graduate of Airport High School. She was also employed for many years with Lexington/Richland School District 5 where she worked at Chapin High School. In 2012, she retired from Lexington County School District 2.
Brenda loved her church and her church family. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Cayce, SC where she was a part of the Joy Circle. She was an avid reader and loved to crochet. She enjoyed spending time with her family and loved her dogs.
A memorial service will be held for family and friends at Noon, October 10, 2020 at Lake Murray Presbyterian Church in Chapin, SC. The family will receive friends prior to the service at 11am.
Robin, Ryan, Nikki and Chris would like to send our deepest heartfelt thanks to the staff at Carolina Gardens, West Columbia, Lexington Medical Center and Pruitt Health of Ridgeway. Each doctor, nurse, and caregiver who cared for our mother did so with kindness, dignity, and grace during the three years she was in their care.
Friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.southcarolinacremation.com