Brenda Armentrout Paxton, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at her residence.
She was born in Covington, VA on October 17, 1947, to the late Lewis Franklin Armentrout & Frances O’connor Armentrout. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Kevin W. Paxton in 2014.
Brenda was a loving and dedicated wife, Mother, grandmother and sister. Brenda lived for her family and would do anything to make her grandchildren happy. Brenda enjoyed crafting, crocheting and reading. Her smile could light up a room and she had a gentle kindness about her that always made you feel at ease. Brenda’s heart was filled with love for God, her family, friends, and church family. She was a member of Pinnell Chapel United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her Husband of 54 years, Wendell “Popeye” Paxton; a Son and Daughter-in-law, Wendell Todd & Shannon Paxton; three Grandchildren Justin Paxton & Andrew McLaughlin both of Los Angeles, CA, Courtney Paxton & Jeremy Sexton, Amber Paxton and Brandon Weiford, all of Covington; three Great Grandchildren, Landon Wells, Kinley Weiford and Leland Sexton; her siblings: Emma & Parker Wright of Covington, Wanda Sue & Rodney Bell of Lenoir, NC, Frankie & Shirley Armentrout of Lenoir, NC, Shelby & Dean Braswell of Boomer, NC, Carol & Grayson Stamey of Lenoir, NC, and an abundance of cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and church family. Special heartfelt thanks to Mountain Regional Hospice workers Shawn Wright, Pattye Ford, Ashley Boyd & Kathleen Fridley.
A celebration of Mrs. Paxton’s life will be held in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at 2:00 PM with the Rev. David Brown officiating assisted by the Rev. Bill Gilliland.
Interment will follow at Lone Star Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Todd Paxton, Brian Wright, Steven Bell, Boyd Goodbar, Brandon Weiford, and Jeremy Sexton
The family will receive their friends at Arritt Funeral Home on Wednesday night from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
The family suggests that memorials in Brenda’s name be sent to Pinnell Chapel United Methodist Church Youth Group, in care of Holly Stayton; 6211 Potts Creek Rd.; Covington, VA 24426.