Obituary for Brenda Elaine Carter

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Brenda Elaine Carter

August 30, 1958 - August 19, 2017

Brenda Elaine Carter, 58, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at her sister’s home.   A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, August 25, 2017, at 2:00 PM at Newell Chapel, 83313 M51 Decatur officiated by Rev. Tim Mathis.  Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 PM until the time of service.  Memorial donations can be made to Don Carter.  Those wishing to sign Brenda guest book may do so online at

Brenda was born in Benton Harbor on August 30, 1958 to Denver Henslee and Laverne Kelley. On May 15, 1976, she married Clarence Donald Carter in Decatur.  Brenda enjoyed working in the yard and being crafty.

Brenda is survived by her husband Don, siblings Billie Smith, Lisa Spillman, Patricia Norris, Denver Henslee Jr., and Scott Henslee.

Brenda was preceded in death by her father Denver Henslee, her sister Delsey Henslee, and her sons Greg and David Carter.


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Date: Friday, August 25, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm

Newell Chapel


83313 M-51
Decatur, Michigan 49045

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Born: August 30, 1958
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Dale & Susie Newton posted on 8/26/17

Brenda you are missed by every one that ever knew you. Your love and closeness with all your family helped you through many rough times. Donald and you had always had a rough way to go in life, but your love got you through everything. The loss of both your sons was horrible and all of us that were close with you grieved with you also and still do. Then your dad passed away that was your family's strength. I remember how much you liked Tweety Bird, and I will always think of you when I wear my Tweety Sweatshirt that says, BECAUSE I SAID SO!!! I use to pick on you and call you Maudy Mae. I said that to you when you were so bad at the last, and saw a look on your face that you knew who I was. God bless all of your family and Donald of whom was your rock to lean on and you were his. We all miss you so much but you are with God now and not suffering anymore. Love to all of your family, and my nephew Donald. We are always here for you, if you need us. Love to all, Dale & Susie Newton


Linda Fisher posted on 8/25/17

Brenda you will be missed, your willingness to help, your smile, your laugh, your love for chocolate. May God Bless your soul. Miss you buddy.