Brenda Murphy Underwood
Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home - Jacksonville Beach
1701 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville Beach, FL
UNDERWOOD Brenda Murphy Underwood, 67, passed away April 29, 2016. Brenda was born in Huntingdon, TN. She moved to Jacksonville in 1962 where she graduated from Forrest High School. Brenda worked as an account manager for the Hamilton Collection and later for J.P. Morgan Chase. After retiring from Chase she volunteered at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens where she served as a guide in the The Land of the Jaguar. Brenda had a deep love of nature and an affinity for all animals, from the big cats to the beautiful birds she photographed. Brenda and her husband of thirty-three years, Roger, traveled to many countries together including her favorite trip to Kenya. In addition to her husband Roger, she survived by her sister, Dianna Jordan (Stan), her sister-in-law, Judy Bauer (Gene), son, Mathew Cooley (Calvin), step-daughters, Beth Weldon (Roger) and Paddie Creveling (Ken), grandchildren, Emily, Raymond, Ethan, James and Caroline, nephews, Tom Neal, David Neal (Cindy), nieces, Lillian, Madeline and Erin, and we must not forget her little dog Daisy as well as her cousins and many friends. A Memorial Service will be held 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 2nd at HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach. Visitation with the family be from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of NEFL or the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

Published by Florida Times-Union on May 1, 2016.
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Dear Roger and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. She was my manager for many years at The Hamilton Collection and was a joy to work with. I loved her quick wit, cheerfulness and dearly valued her friendship. We had an amazing trip to New York -- one she made memorable for all of us! She was truly a very special lady who I know will be missed by all. Sincerest condolences to your family.
Jane Bell
June 6, 2016
My condolences to Brenda's family. I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Brenda at Hamilton and took a trip to NYC with she and other friends. She was so much fun and a little spitfire! I have a good, funny story I could share. I'm sorry I missed the ceremony, I did not know until the day after. God bless.
Valerie Janes
May 3, 2016
Roger, our thoughts and prayers are with you, Brenda and families during this difficult time.
Ann Denis Noonan
May 3, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the Underwood and Jordan Families. I always saw Brenda when she was smiling and laughing at Bunco games. I hope remembering the good times will make it easier in your time of sorrow. It was a beautiful and loving ceremony.
Gale Dickson
May 3, 2016
So sorry to hear of Brenda's death. I used to work at Hamilton Collection & remember how nice & sweet she was to everyone. My condolences to the family. Joan Fawcett
May 2, 2016
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