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Brenda Brown Meenach

October 19, 1951 — July 4, 2024


Winston-Salem - Brenda Brown Meenach, 72, loving wife, mother, sibling and dear friend to many, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2024 surrounded by her family and friends in her home. 

She was born October 19, 1951 in Yadkinville, North Carolina to the late Grady L. Brown and Inez M. Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-son, Robert Meenach and his son, baby Jack Meenach, her brother, Robbie Brown, her children’s father, Eddie Cave, her sister, Loretta B. Barker and many beloved aunts and uncles along with Crickett, her sweet Florida pup. Left to cherish her memory are her doting husband, Jay L. Meenach, son, Preston Cave and daughter Sharon Cave Spillman along with her grandchildren Ashlyn Cave, Austin Aldridge, Kayla Spillman, and Jaide Wirth, and great-grandchildren, Lakyn and Hensley and her beloved buddy, Max. She leaves behind two devoted sisters, Glenda B. Booker (Mike) and Karen B. Googe (Keith) as well her many nieces and nephews.

 Brenda had suffered for many years from several auto-immune diseases and later in life with Parkinsons. Before becoming disabled, she served the community of East Bend and Yadkinville as a hairdresser. She had a wonderful clientele and loved the job of serving them. Her past clients have often commented that they went to Brenda’s shop, Head-of-Time, not only to get the best in hair care but also to get the best in heart care. She loved her clients and often witnessed to them about Christ. She often said she loved each and every person who ever sat in her chair. She was very thankful to work alongside Jerry Jester, Alicia Bobbitt and Lisa Johnson that were not just her colleagues but her friends in Christ. 

Brenda’s ministry extended past her clientele as she sang in several gospel quartets. She and her friends took their gift of music into churches, youth halls, nursing homes, prisons and anywhere they were invited to come. She never missed an opportunity to love people and tell them about how awesome her God was. Even through her suffering she kept the faith and often stated that she was so very blessed.

Her biggest passion was caring for her family. Even after she was disabled, she made sure her kids, siblings, parents, grandkids and all extended family were taken care of. She always had a house full of people and after moving to Florida in the hopes of easing some of her pain, she was constantly entertaining family in her beautiful home. Her home became the place to vacation and recharge for the summer holiday. She never turned anyone away and always rolled out the red carpet for everyone. Her love language was definitely serving others. She formed lasting friendships wherever she went and was more concerned with others than herself right up until the end of her life. The family is most grateful to Hospice and Dee Redmond for their continued care during her declining health. 

A celebration of life service will be 2:00pm Saturday, July 20, 2024 at Forbush Friends Meeting by the Rev. Jake Penley, Marty Matthews, and Karen Googe. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00pm at Forbush Friends Meeting on Saturday, July 20, 2024. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Trellis Hospice, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or Associates in Christian Counseling, 8025 North Point Blvd., Suite 231, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Meenach Family. Online condolences can be made at 





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