|Birth: ||Feb. 24, 1943|
|Death: ||Aug. 3, 2011|
Obituary from the Hogg Funeral Home & Crematory website, August 2011:
Hayes: Brenda Faye Blackmon Caviness, 68, died peacefully August 3, 2011 at her home. Brenda was born and grew up in Richmond, graduating in 1961 from Midlothian High School where she was a majorette. Brenda was a model for Miller and Rhoads. She and husband, Lou moved from Richmond to Buckroe Beach and then to Gloucester County to their home on Severn Wharf Road that she loved so much, and she cherished the good neighbors and many friends she had in this community. She was a faithful member of Union Baptist Church, the Judson Circle, working with the GA's, served on the Hospitality Committee and serving on the Disaster Relief Committee. She was very active with the disaster program, traveling all over the nation doing mission work, building homes and traveling with the youth of her church. Brenda retired from Siemens Corporation after 25 years as a professional secretary. Brenda was a gifted organizer and was known at her job as "the Sarg". She was a member of the "Red Hat" ladies and a group of professional secretaries who met once a month for lunch. She was also a founding member of several churches, Memorial Baptist, Lyndale Baptist and East Hampton Baptist. Brenda loved her family, and her passion was raising her children and spending time with her grandchildren.
Her parents, Melvin G. and Margaret B. Smith and sister Dale S. Outten preceded her in death.
She is survived by:
Husband: S. Louis "Lou" Caviness, Jr.
Daughters: Christine Caviness Philpott and husband David
Pamela Caviness Wright and husband Ed
Grandchildren: Jennifer Nicole Wood
William Gaither Griffin, Jr.
Jeremy Landon Philpott
Cameron Louis Philpott
Great grandson: Michael Mathew Wood
Brother: Melvin Grant Smith, Jr.
Sister: Deborah Smith Luck
And a host of nieces and nephews
Funeral services officiated by Reverend Dr. Rodney Autry and Reverend Richard Whiteheart will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Union Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Union Baptist Church.
A graveside committal service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday in Maury Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.
In memory of Brenda memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. G. Edward Mowry, 7274 Joseph Lewis Road, Hayes, Virginia 23072.
Arrangements by Hogg Funeral Home and Crematory, Gloucester Point.
Created by: GJ
Record added: Aug 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74617404
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