Brenda Joyce Studdard Waugh, age 71, of Birmingham, Alabama, born the third of ten siblings, to the union of Hiawatha and Christie Lee Clark Studdard, Sr. made her peaceful transition surrounded by family June 17, 2019 at Brookwood Medical Center, Birmingham.
As a young girl, she attended Washington Elementary School, then Samuel Ullman High School, finishing in the class of 1967; additionally she attended Stillman College and the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
Brenda’s spiritual sunrise in Christ as a child was at Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, under the pastorage of the late Rev. W. W. Thomas.
She was joined in holy matrimony to Maurice F. Waugh and to this union were born two children, Maurice and Marla.
After having a twenty-five plus year career tenure as a Quality Care Reviewer, she retired from the University of Alabama.
Those who preceded her in death are her parents and her youngest sister, Loretta.
Brenda leaves to celebrate a beautiful and joy filled life: her children – Maurice Nathaniel (April) Waugh and Marla (Thomas) Jackson; Lavetta Johnson who was like a daughter; grandchildren; Zachary, Parker, Maxwell, Taylor and Addison; sisters – Eula Charles, Jacqueline Weatherly and Sylvia Studdard; brothers – Hiawatha, Jr. (Carolyn), James (Gerri), Dwight (Shelby) Kevin (Bobbie) and Brian Studdard; a special aunt, Melinda Lewis; lifelong sister friends – Rosalind Buchanan, Constance McCray, Ibelia Johnson, Floritta Thigpen and Sharon Guyton; numerous nieces and nephews who adored her, cousins, former co-workers and friends. Truly “Sweet Bren” will be missed by all who loved her and those whom she also loved.
From the depths of our hearts, the Waugh and Studdard family gratefully acknowledge the thoughtful and loving expressions of love and compassion extended to us during the illness and passing of our beloved mother, sister, aunt and friend.