Brenda Sue Gabbard

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Brenda Sue Gabbard, 59 of Fayetteville, AR passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 in Fayetteville. She was born Feb. 22, 1953 in Green Forest, AR to John Douglas and Thelma Ruth (Morris) Douglas.

She was proudly retired from Claims Management Inc. and attended Ridgeview Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

She is survived by her husband Darrell Gabbard; sons Jeremy Gabbard (wife Rachel) and Jason Gabbard (wife Tamara) as well as her grandchildren: Jarron, Tyler, Jayden, Kaylia, Haven, Kiara, Olivia and Adalyn; her "Elite Eight". She was a proud sister of four siblings: Christine Hale (husband Jimmy), her late sister Lorene Wheatley (husband Harold), her late brother Homer 'H.B.' Douglas (wife Mary) and her sister Charlotte Peterson (husband John). She was also loved by her brother and sister-in-law Bruce and Shawn Gabbard; her late father-in-law Sherman Gabbard and mothers-in-law Helen Gabbard and Geraldine Gabbard. She will be greatly missed by numerous lifelong friends.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Jan. 14 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nelson-Berna Funeral Home in Fayetteville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15 in the Chapel of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home, with Reverend Charlie Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home & Crematory.