In Loving Memory

Of

Brenda Loretta Herbin

 

Friday, October 4, 2002

12:00 P.M.

Visitation 11:30-12:00 P.M.

Grier Funeral Chapel

115 N. Cloudman Street

Charlotte, NC

Rev. Belvin Jessup, Officiating


A Tribute to Life

"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want."

Ms. Brenda Loretta Herbin came into this world August 6, 1949, in Guilford County, North Carolina. She departed early one morning, September 27, 2002, from her home in Charlotte, North Carolina.

She graduated from Dudley High School (Greensboro, NC) in 1967. After growing up in Holmes Grove United Methodist Church (Greensboro), Brenda became a dedicated member of New Light Baptist Church (Greensboro), where she was a member of the Cardes H. Brown Jr. Fellowship Choir, The Early Morning Choir and a member of the dramatic cast of the spiritual play, "No Room In The End." After moving to Charlotte in 1994, she became a dedicated member of Macedonia Baptist Church where she participated in The Gospel Choir and The Hymn Choir. Brenda was a praying woman who dearly loved her family and church.

Brenda enjoyed crocheting, ceramics, singing and listening to her gospel music. Brenda’s spontaneous humor and her entertaining genius have left endearing memories to us all.

Brenda was preceded in death by her mother, Earline Herbin, her father, Vance Day, her grandmother, Zula McAdoo Herbin, and her brother, Richard Washington Herbin. She leaves her legacy of love and cherished memories to her brothers, Charles "PeeWee" Herbin (Greensboro) and Ralph "Skippy" Herbin (Charlotte), her lovable pet dog "Bootsy", and a host of other relatives and friends.

God saw you getting tired

And a cure was not to be;

So, He put His arms around you and

Whispered, "Come to me."

With tearful eyes we watched you

And saw you pass away.

And, though, we loved you dearly,

We could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,

hard working hands at rest,

God broke our hearts

But He only takes the best.

~The Family~


Order of Service

Prelude

Processional

Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ."What A Fellowship"

 

Scripture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. Pride

                                                Macedonia Baptist Church

Prayer Of Comfort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. George Cheek

                    Pastor, St. John AME Church, Gibsonville

Selection** . . . . . . . . ."Two Wings" . . . . . . . . . . . Deacon Lester Wallace

            Macedonia Baptist Church

Obituary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Read Silently)

 

Acknowledgement of Condolences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Alesia Wallace

     Macedonia Baptist Church

Comments from The Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Joseph Davis

 

Eulogy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rev. Belvin Jessup

    Pastor, Holmes Grove United Methodist Church , Greensboro

 

Funeral Director In Charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grier Funeral Service

Recessional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Walk In Jerusalem"

Interment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oaklawn Cementary

                                                                                                        Charlotte, NC


Floral Bearers

Dorothy Bell*

Brenda Ford*

Ruby Glenn*

Josephine Jackson*

Lynnette Mason*

Aramita Rhyne*

Deloris Wilson*

Alesia Wallace*

Pall Bearers

Sam Davis*

Joe Ford*

Champ Harris*

Clayton Harris*

William Rogers*

Jerry Wallace*

*Member of Macedonia Baptist Church

Ushers - MBC

 

~Acknowledgements ~

A special thank you is extended to friends, Macedonia Baptist Church members, neighbors and Hospice of Charlotte for their caring, kind deeds and support during Brenda’s illness.

The family also wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to everyone for making their hours of sadness easier.

 

Arrangements Entrusted To:

- Grier Funeral Services -

"Serving the Family with Dignity and Personal Understanding"

115 N. Cloudman Street

Charlotte, NC 28216

Phone: 704/332-7109 Fax: 704/332-5273

James B. Humphrey, III -- Funeral Director in Charge

programs published by Herbin Design - Charlotte

 


May 1951 (21 mos.)

with Tamecia

1978 at Teddy Pendergrass concert

Singing with McDougal at New Light BC

1996 with Suzanne Jessup, Mrs. Mary Hubner, Ralph

 

1995

Speaking at cousin Nannie's "Celebration 80" in 1999

Holmes Grove UMC

 

TWO WINGS

"I want...

Two wings to veil my face,

Two wings to cover my feet,

Two wings to fly away to glory

Then the world can't do me no harm."

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WHAT A FELLOWSHIP

What a fellowship, what a joy divine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

"Leaning, leaning,
Safe and secure from all alarms;
Leaning, leaning,
Leaning on the everlasting arms."

0h how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
0h how bright the path grows from day to day
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
Leaning on the everlasting arms?
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

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Post Script.

(Brenda's dog, "Bootsy", passed June 18, 2004.  Bootsy lived 14 years, 10 months)

Remembering Grandma Zula Herbin

Remembering Brother Charles "PeeWee" Herbin

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