Brenda Kay Blanton, 71, passed away Friday evening, June 17, 2022.
Brenda was born in Shelby, January 6, 1951, to the late John Lee Bradley and Pauline Camp Bradley. She is preceded in death by husband Jack C. McSwain, and three sisters, Martha Humphries, Shirley Weston and Ruby Bradley.
Brenda is survived by her loving husband of 11 years, Gregory Van Blanton. Also left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Tracy Hamrick and her husband Jimmy, Michelle Alexander and her husband Chris. She is survived by two stepsons, David Blanton and his wife, Lynette, Jeffery Blanton and his wife Tara. Brenda leaves behind six special grandchildren, Emily Hamrick and her fiancé, Cody McCurry, Levi Blanton, Benjamin Blanton, Eden Blanton, Gregory Blanton and Ava Blanton; one great-grand child, Christian Hayes Alexander. Brenda is survived by three sisters, Edith Bolton, Dorothy Gneda, Shelby Calloway and one brother, Jimmy Bradley and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered to Hope's Chest Inc., 1042 Sam Lattimore Rd, Shelby, NC 28152 and Clifford's Army Rescue, PO BOX 370, Earl, NC 28038.
To honor the life of Brenda Blanton, a funeral service will be led by Rev. Tom Runyon in the chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 2 o'clock, the family will receive friends an hour prior. Burial will follow at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, 2621 Blacksburg Rd., Earl, NC, 28038.
Online condolences may be offered at cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com
Cecil Burton Funeral Home is serving the family.