Brenda Ruth McBath Thacker
Knoxville - Brenda Ruth McBath Thacker, after a long battle with cancer, gained her heavenly wings on Sunday, January 10th in Louisville, TN. Brenda was born on April 6, 1951 to the late W. Paul and Samuel Bernatta Rorex McBath in Louisville, TN.
Brenda grew up and was educated in Blount County, Tennessee. She graduated from Everette High School before earning a Bachelor's of Science at Knoxville College. She later earned a Master's of Science degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Educational Specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University.
Brenda retired after 34 years of teaching in the Pulaski City School System and the Blount County School System.
Brenda was a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church. She served as a Deacon, Elder, Sunday School Superintendent, and choir member.
She was a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and Phi Delta Kappa, Educational Sorority.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Samuel Paul, Malcom R. and S. Glenn McBath, father of her children, Michael Bourne, and late husband Jimmie Thacker Jr.
Brenda was survived by son, Miguel Bourne (Megan Davis); daughter, Elizabeth (Fredrick) Pope; granddaughters, Kyla Bourne, Just'Us Bourne, Stella, and Mona Pope; sister, Bernetta Hardin; loving companion, Jimmy Chandler; children, Nikki, Felicia, Jasmine; aunts, Earnastine Jackson, Vicki Scott, Barbara McBath and Lela McBath, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and an amazing support system to include, the Chandler family.
Open visitation, 11:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday January 14, 2021 at Jarnigan & Son Chapel.
Family will receive friends 12:30 - 1: 00pm., Friday January 15, 2021 at Jarnigan's Chapel; funeral services 1:00 p.m., Rev. Sidney Davis Jr., Presiding, Rev. Dr. Alvin Smith, Eulogist.
Interment Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Final arrangements by JARNIGAN & SON MORTUARY www.jarnigansmortuary.com