Brenda Cockram McConnell

April 1, 2021

Brenda Cockram McConnell, 71, of Bassett went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. She was born on June 12, 1949 to the late Noel G. and Ruby Massey Cockram. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde E. McConnell.

She was an active and charter member of New Life Baptist Church. Brenda was faithful to the Lord and loved her church and her church family very much. One of her greatest joys was playing the piano and singing for the Lord and she took every opportunity to do that. Her life was a testimony of faith. She would be at church every time the doors were open until her health wouldn’t allow her to attend.

Brenda retired from Bassett Furniture Industries.

She is survived by her three sons, Scott, Michael and Lee Weaver; three grandchildren, Parker, Brayden and Savannah Weaver; daughter-in-law, Cindy Weaver; two sisters, Sandra Cardwell and her husband, Bill, R. Yvonne Cockram and her fiancé, Peter Maaseide; brother, Leon Cockram and his wife, Barbara; several nieces, nephews, other extended family and her church family.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at New Life Baptist Church, 415 County Line Road, Bassett, VA 24055 with the Rev. Cletus Lackey officiating. Interment will follow at Blackberry Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 1:30 PM on Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to New Life Baptist Church, C/O Cletus Lackey, 85 Dalewood Dr. Bassett, VA 24055.
Bassett Funeral Service is serving the McConnell family.

Bassett Funeral Service
Blue Ridge Funeral Directors Association
Mother of Lee Weaver, manager of Oakey’s South Chapel, Roanoke, Virginia

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