July 15, 1951 - October 6, 2021
Brenda Theresa Taylor was born to the late Janet (Joan) Hillery and James Leroy Hopkins on Sunday, July 15, 1951, in Baltimore, Maryland. God called her home on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, after a lengthy illness. Brenda attended Baltimore City Public Schools. She began her career in the Dietary Department of John Hopkins Hospital and later was employed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The famous Lexington Market, in downtown Baltimore, was her favorite place to shop for goods. Brenda loved meeting friends there for lunch and to discuss the bargaining prices for that day. When it came to R&B music, Brenda was truly the one to hit the dance floor with the latest dance moves. Her nurturing nature with children, allowed her to extend her love and affection to young kids who were part of her life. Brenda had a fondness for traveling the high seas of the Atlantic Ocean. Cruising on the cruise ships to the islands such as, the Bahamas and Nassau to name a few, gave her great pleasure and enjoyment. An avid “catalogue shopper” was Brenda. You could find any new gadgets in the home that were purchased through her meticulous ability to be the first to try it. For example: portable CD player, Nija Foodi, Air Fryer, and an indoor grill “Darling” was used as a term of endearment that she would call her loved ones. Her infectious smile warmed the hearts of those in her presences. She was preceded in death by two sisters: Jean Stubbs and Darlene Mason; one brother Howard Allen. Brenda leaves to cherish her precious memories:( brothers) Montell Hillery, Jr., James Hopkins, and Mallory Hopkins, Sr.; (sisters) Chantree Williams, Valerie Hopkins, Adrienne Denard and Marcia Hatcher; (stepfather) Montell Hillery, Sr.; (adopted sisters) Karen Thompson and Laverne Price; (a devoted goddaughter) Tyra Taylor; (dearest friend) Rachel Taylor; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, co-workers, and neighborhood friends.
Brenda Theresa Taylor was born to the late Janet (Joan) Hillery and James Leroy Hopkins on Sunday, July 15, 1951, in Baltimore, Maryland. God called her home on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, after a lengthy illness. Brenda attended Baltimore... View Obituary & Service Information
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