April 22, 2013

Brenda Pauline Davis Dempsey

— Ms. Brenda Pauline Davis Dempsey, 68, of Dalton, departed this life Friday, April 19, 2013, at Memorial Health Care in Chattanooga.

Brenda was born June 20, 1944, in Ellijay. She was a daughter of the late Clifford David Davis Jr. and Hazel Parks Davis Wofford. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Henry Davis, and a sister, Mable Wright.

She was a graduate of Valley Point High School and proudly served her country in the U.S. Air Force. She was retired from the Ridgewood Health Care Center with more than 20 years of service in administration. Brenda always kept busy painting, drawing, crocheting and lived life to the fullest, but her biggest joy was caring for her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Crystal Montique Dempsey of the residence; son and his partner whom she thought of as a second son, Justin Heath Dempsey and Bradley Wortham Spain of Raleigh, N.C.; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Ruth and Willard Penson of Rocky Face, and Betty Cadden Jordan of Chatsworth; brother, Jimmy Davis of Dalton; sister-in-law, Glenda Davis of Pensacola, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services to celebrate the life of Ms. Brenda Pauline Davis Dempsey will be today at 11 a.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Clifford Chambers officiating.

She will be laid to rest at the West Hill Cemetery with Randall Dempsey, Brandon Dempsey and others serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel today from 9 a.m. until the service hour.

Condolences may be expressed to the family www.pondersfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.