Brenda Faye Cooke Rushing of England, Arkansas died on Friday, September 27th, 2013, after an extended illness. She was born July 3, 1941, in Marianna, Arkansas to Stephen Wheatley and Mary Nell Sumner Cooke.
Brenda became a Registered Nurse and spent 31 years of her career serving patients and their families as the Director of Nursing at England Manor Nursing Home. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and friend whose stoic wit and kind heart were a blessing to those around her. She was a unique soul who will be greatly missed.
Brenda is survived by a daughter; Niki Rushing Gray of England, a son, Phil (Wendy) Rushing of Fayetteville, a sister, Billie (John) Moore of Helena, a brother , Steve (Anna Mae) Cooke of Lexa, three grandchildren, Maggie Rushing , Wheatley Gray and Joseph Rushing.
Visitation will be held Sunday September 29th from 3-5PM at Roller England Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held Monday September 30th 10AM, at First Baptist Church, England. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens at 2:30PM in West Helena, Arkansas.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, England, Arkansas.