Brenda Helms Clarke
Brenda Helms Clarke
  • March 29, 1949 - May 12, 2017
  • Columbia, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Brenda Helms Clarke, 68, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Shandon United Methodist Church, with Rev. Smoke Kanipe officiating. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church in Player Hall. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.

Mrs. Clarke, widow of the late Robert Sellers Clarke, Jr., passed away Friday, May 12, 2017. Born on March 29, 1949 in Charlotte, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Chasker “Chuck” Theron and Rue Elizabeth Yandle.

Brenda was a graduate of AC Flora High School and attended North Greenville College. She was a member of Shandon United Methodist Church and the George Huggins Sunday School Class. She retired from the South Carolina Neurological Clinic with over 20 years of service. Brenda had a tremendous love for shag dancing and was a member of the Capital City Shag Club. She loved working in her yard, cake decorating, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are her sons, Robert Sellers Clarke III of Lexington and Lee McCollum Clarke (Kenzie) of Lexington; grandchildren, Finlay and McCollum Clarke both of Lexington; sisters, Teresa Helms Horton (James) of Elgin and Debby Helms Zeoli (Kenneth) of Gilbert; and best friend, Kathy Teague of Blythewood.

Memorials may be made to Harvest Hope Food Bank, 1775 12th Street Ext, Cayce, SC 29033; or Donate Life America, 701 East Byrd Street, 16th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219.

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