Brenda Asbury

Brenda Hill Asbury

04-20-1945 - 05-11-2024

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Brenda lived to be 79, but passed away after recent health struggles. She grew up in Bluefield, West Virginia and later Virginia. She is predeceased by her parents, “Jack and Jean” Hill and infant brother. Sister Linda Cox, nephew Breck Cox (Kirby), and grandnephew Nolan Cox reside in Lynchburg, Virginia. Special (former in-law) family members “Cricket” and Calvin Green, “Pokey” Asbury, and Valerie Mahood (Phil) live in the Bluefields.

From her Appalachian heritage, she built her professional experience from driving in the coal fields as an administrator to later gaining commercial insurance skills and education in Charlotte, North Carolina. She continued her advancement in the insurance industry in South Carolina until her retirement.

Brenda has been called “short and sassy,” “a good person who would do anything for you,” “brave and tough,” and “one of my last best friends.” She loved to cook Thanksgiving dinner, decorate for Easter and Christmas, and celebrate New Year’s Eve. She took pleasure in sending special occasion cards, collecting beautiful dishes and bits, and reading mystery novels. She kept in touch for years and years with friends and relatives from the Bluefield twin cities and Charlotte. Johnny (Iris) Disibbio, Darlene Blankenship (Larry), David Therrell (John), Worth Burns (Marie), and Sandra Marks (Bill) were included in this circle. She enjoyed annual “Cousins’ Reunions.” Notably, cousin Judith Rankin (Carl) of Wytheville, Va. who was just one week older than Brenda--their mothers were sisters. Cousin Sally Lambert (Karl) lives closest to Brenda's family roots in Rocky Gap, Va.

Brenda moved to Columbia, South Carolina to be near her daughter, Jacqui Asbury. They shared vacations, eating out, and some gym time with their personal trainer (thanks, Kim Jacobs). Brenda appreciated visits to family in Virginia, driving through Arizona, and escaping to beautiful beaches when possible. Upon retirement she met with friends from work, cherished her home life with her cat Tux, and became her daughter’s best friend.

The family is thankful for her medical care with Dr. Desai and Charlene, the staff at MUSC, and hospice care from MUSC Health. The South Carolina Cremation Society is assisting the family. Please share memories and messages on the online guest book by clicking on the “Tribute Wall” tab above.

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