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LAKELAND - Brenda Sue Wood was born on March 12, 1959 in Jellico, Tennessee and passed into eternal rest on April 28, 2010 in Lakeland, Florida. Cause of death is pending Medical Examiner's study. She was 51 years old.
She was a resident of Lakeland, Florida since 1979. She was a retired Certified Nursing Assistant, homemaker and devoted wife and daughter.
Her favorite things to do included taking care of her seven "puppies", decorating, restoring antique furniture and collecting Tinkerbells. She traveled every year with her mother and sister, Mary Kirkland for which they were knick named "the three musketeers". She loved to babysit her nieces Lauren, Brooke and Megan. Brenda Wood was baptized on March 24, 1979 at Rehobeth Mission and attended Lakeland Bible Church. Too soon, she went to see the "big ranger".
She is survived by a family that loves her deeply, her husband James H. Wood; her mother Leona P. Robinson; her step-father "Herbie" John H. Robinson; her sisters: Deborah K. Reisig, Melodee L. Madison, Mary L. Kirkland, Anna L. Lones, and Cindy L. Dean all of Lakeland, Florida; her brothers: Charles C. Runyon Jr., of Dundee, Florida, John R. Runyon Sr. of Lakeland, Florida, Michael E. Robinson of Kingston, Tennessee; her children Charles Eric Staggs and Jessica Ann Hartley of Portsmouth, Ohio; her step-daughter Julie Wood of Lakeland, Florida; 8 grandchildren, 35 nieces and nephews and 10 great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Charles C. Runyon, Sr. and brother, Guy Robinson.
The viewing will be on Monday May 3rd from 5-7 and the funeral will be held on Tuesday May 4th at 11am at Heath Funeral Chapel, 328 South Ingraham Avenue in Lakeland, Florida with Mike Millican officiating.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.heathfuneralchapel.com.
Heath Funeral Chapel
328 South Ingraham Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801
Published in Ledger on May 2, 2010