Brenda Ellise Hassell was born on August 28, 1953 in Harlem Hospital to Gloria Coleman and Maxwell Hassell. She was educated at Public School 136 in New York, New York.
Brenda was known for her funny, generous, and likable sense of humor. She was very kind hearted and enjoyed playing with the kids. Brenda was everybody's Aunt in the neighborhood. Every one loved Aunt Brenda.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Gloria and Maxwell; common-law-husband, James Kennedy; two brothers, Andre and Loni; and three sisters, Laura, Diane, and Robin.
Brenda leaves behind to mourn: her two sisters, Valori and Darlene; her three children, Ramar, Nicole, and Simone; five grandchildren, Lyniece, RJ, Maleek, Chelsea and Davion; five nieces, Denise, Yvette, T.T., Andrea, and Stacey; her six nephews, Allen, Steven, Shelton, Terrence, Dave and Johnollie; seven great grandnieces; ten great nephews; and a host of cousins and friends.
Brenda was loved and will be dearly missed.
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