Brenda T. Wood
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Brenda T. Wood
  • January 8, 1960 - November 25, 2017
  • Mississippi

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At 57 years of age, Brenda Tapp Wood of Olive Branch, Mississippi, died from cancer on November 25, 2017. She is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, James Ross Wood; her parents Maxine Frederick Tapp and Willie Tapp of Corinth Mississippi, niece Amanda Houston Null and nephew Daniel Tapp (Stephanie); great nieces and nephews, Chloe Null, Kaitlin Tapp, Shiloh Null, John Houston Tapp and Augustus Null; as well as her Mother-in-law, Polly Ross Wood Rowe. Brenda has many surviving cousins who were very generous during her illness.especially Donna Coke. Brenda was predeceased by her grandparents, Willie Dee and Acton Shields Tapp and Herbert and Myrtle Frederick and her sister, Karen Suzanne Tapp. Brenda graduated from Hernando High School and Northwest Community College. She loved working at EMPrinting and truly appreciated her work friends and family. Brenda exhibited great courage in the face of many challenges. She was always kind, generous, patient and warm, with strong character and mind. Always no nonsense and direct. Brenda loved her "Rosser" and he loved her deeply. They were truly soul mates. Ross was a loving, patient caregiver as they faced challenges together. They had lots of fun and laughs with their many friends over the years especially the trips to Big Cedar. Brenda loved doing things with her dear friend, Rhonda Mahan. Brenda will be greatly missed by all who knew her. We will always hold her close in our memories and were fortunate to have her presence in our lives. Ross's family often referred to her as St. Brenda and always will. We learned much from her. A celebration of her life will be held at The Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch on Sunday 12/3/17 at 1:00 PM, In lieu of flowers.. Please make a memorial gift to Vanderbilt University Medical Center Gift and Donor Services 3322 West End Ave, Suite 900 Nashville TN 37203 in her name.