Brenda Cullop Warner , 71, of Winston-Salem, N.C., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.
She was born in Galax, Va., the third daughter of five children to the late Emory Preston Cullop and Faye Moorefield Cullop.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Rex Cullop.
Brenda spent most of her working career at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, with 32 years of dedicated service in the Departments of pathlogy, surgery and neurosurgery. She was a doting grandmother who enjoyed endless adventures with all her grandchildren. She set a beautiful example to all of the importance of living a fair, honest, and hardworking life for the Lord.
Survivors include her daughter, Jill Warner of Hot Springs, N.C.; her son, Andrew Cody Warner of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three sisters, Hilda Reedy of Galax, Va., Kittie Browne of Roanoke, Va., and Jewell Key of Winston-Salem, N.C.; grandchildren, Ciara Warner of Hot Springs, N.C., Hannah Groves of Montreat, N.C., and Seth and Alexandra Warner of Cordova, Tenn.; nieces and nephews, Kevin, Darin and Amy Reedy, Tony Browne and Karen Barnes Shearer; and many dear friends that were very special to her in so many ways.
At Brenda's request there will not be a formal service.
A gathering of friends to celebrate her life, her family and the friendships that have been shared through the years in Winston-Salem, N.C., will be planned for a later date. It was her wish that the family gather at her favorite place for a special memorial at Topsail Island, N.C.
The family wishes to express their great appreciation to all of the wonderful people who lovingly cared for her at home during her illness and to the staff at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice & Palliative Care.
Thank you for all your patience, kindness, respect, support and prayers.
Memorials may be made to the Victory Junction Gang, 4500 Adam's Way, Randleman, N.C. 27317 or the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice & Palliative Care, 101 Hospice Lance, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103.