Brenda L. Abbott, 58, of Battle Creek, passed away at her residence, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday, February 8, 2019, following an illness.
She was born on October 6, 1960 in Battle Creek, Michigan to the late Franklin and Patricia (Barland) Sayles.
Brenda married James Abbott, Sr. and they recently celebrated 29 years of marriage.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Gary Sayles.
Brenda is survived by her husband, James Abbott, Sr.; her children, Treasa (Dennie) Smith, Tonya Lower (Shawn Vanderpool), Tabitha Lower (Robbie Malcolm), Sean (Amy) Bish, George Abbott, Jimmy Abbott, Jr. (Michelle Thorp), Kim (Larry) Wyman and Nathan (Frankie) Hatch; fourteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Pam Lower and a brother, Daniel Sayles. She will also be missed by the many hearts she has touched.
A memorial service to celebrate Brenda’s life will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at New Hope Apostolic Church at 6900 E. Drive N. in Battle Creek, with Pastor Douglas Fleury officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Brown Funeral Home, 521 E. Main Street, Niles, Michigan 49120.
Memories of Brenda may be shared with her family at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com.
The family is being cared for by Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Niles.