Brenda Dean Abel of Queenstown, MD died at her home on Friday, March 16, 2012 surrounded by family and close friends. Born Sept. 2, 1961 in Easton, MD., she was the daughter of Donald Lee and Norma Jean Dean of Centreville, MD. She was a graduate of Queen Anne's County High School, Class of 1980. After High School she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Salisbury State College where she met her devoted husband of 24 years, Richard A. Abel. After college, Brenda worked in the telecommunications industry until becoming a Realtor in 2005 with Champion Realty. Brenda, along with longtime friend, Wendy Dyott of Easton, MD., completed the 60 mile "Susan B. Komen Walk for the Cure" in 2009.
Brenda loved spending time at the beach with her family and friends. Her greatest passion in life were her two girls, Alex and Carly. She had a tremendous love for life and enjoyed each day to its fullest. She was a devoted wife, daughter, sister and friend and will be missed by everyone who knew her. Brenda will always be remembered for her beauty both inside and out.
In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband, Richard A. Abel, two daughters, Alexandra Lee Abel and Carly Jean Abel, all of Queenstown, MD., a sister, Debbie Dean and her husband Jeff Scott also of Queenstown, MD., two brothers, Donnie Dean and his wife Denise of Queen Anne, MD., and Bruce Dean and his wife, Monica of Centreville, MD., and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at Centreville United Methodist Church, Centreville, MD. on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11 AM with burial following at Chesterfield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Centreville United Methodist Church, 608 Church Hill Rd., Centreville, MD 21617 or Hospice of Queen Anne's, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville, MD 21617