We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc.
Miss Brenda Couzens, age 63, of Dayton, OH, was born on June 25, 1959, to the late Willard and Cassie Mae Robinson-Couzens. Brenda attended Colonel White High School with the Class of ‘77 and later proudly fulfilled all high school requirements to obtain her GED. She was an Advocate for Teen Mom with the Dayton Area Health Plan where she made a great impact upon their lives. She also was employed for many years at Aramark Food Services, serving employees at Moraine GM Truck & Bus Assembly and DPS Food Services.
Brenda was a Faithful and Dedicated member of Ark Ministries Intl’. She possessed a willing heart and helpful hands to assist and serve in the Ministry of Jesus Christ. She always provided ‘Sweet Treats’, for the children and extended the warmest hugs with a magnetic smile towards everyone. Our Sister-In-Christ was loved deeply and dearly.
Brenda was a Beloved Mother, Devoted Grandmother, Loving, Sister, Aunt and Friend to the Community. One of her greatest joys was nurturing, spending time with her Grandchildren. She lived for her favorite Holidays that focused on sharing in love with Family, Thanksgiving, Christmas especially, the personal National Holiday, her Birthday!
Brenda loved to entertain others by taking strolls down memory lane by storytelling. She kept her mind engaged with crossword puzzles, Word Search, Solitaire, and by being a ferocious, avid reader! Bren’s signature characteristics were a big smile, which instantly drew anyone who was blessed to know her into a wonderful circle of love and acceptance! She possessed a generous heart in words and in deeds. She was compassionate, empathetic and very caring. Your pain was her pain, your struggle was her struggle, your fight her fight. If “We’re in this together” was a person, that’s who Brenda chose to be. She could, will, influence, sway, and convince anyone to see tay in the game of life and see things through with words of encouragement or admonishment. There’s nobody who embodied the ‘Good Samaritan’ more than Brenda. She not only loved her own children but embraced children who needed shelter from the storms of life, standing between heaven and earth for the Motherless, a special bonus or God Mom, for many.
She was preceded in death by parents, Cassie and Willard Couzens; grandparents, Frazier and Bertha West Robinson-McDougal; sister, Loretta Candler; brothers, George Preston, Tonny Couzens, Willard Couzens Jr. “Pee-Wee”.
Left to cherish Brenda’s memories are her beloved sons, Michael (Shakira), Yuanis and Jordan; grandchildren, Michael, KaMaya, Christian, Yuania, Amariya, Amani, MyKayla, Yanelle, Josiah, Jasir, Daria, Amaris’s, Judah, Payton, Rylee, Messiah, Piper, Julius, Laurin, Yeshua, Sierre, LeYauni; loving sisters, Nancy Mukes, Gloria J. Hall, Sherri Couzens, Judy (Gregory) Parker, Soul Sisters, Yolanda Frost, ‘MooMoo’, Deetra Strickland; dear to her heart nephew, Michael Preston; special niece, Donna; special son, Robert Jackson; devoted daughter, Jasmine Sneed and Goddaughter, Deaira Turner; special endearing cousins/brother and sister, Frederick Robinson and Berdenia Williams; lifelong friends, Charlotte Campbell, James Holland “Notty”; and a host of nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.
Walk-through visitation 9-11 am Wednesday, August 3, at the House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc., 2107 N. Gettysburg Ave. (Mask Required). Live streamed service at 11 am. Link: www.facebook.com/Stream-All-Services-102620271622310/ Interment West Memory Gardens.