Brenda Darline Wyatt Callahan, 75, of Gallatin, TN, went home to be with the Lord on April 21, 2021. She was born September 29, 1945, in Dearborn, Michigan, to Dewey and Geneva Wyatt, and grew up in Detroit and Riverview, MI. In 1966, Brenda married Genneth Callahan and worked for a time as a secretary before committing herself to being a full-time homemaker.
Brenda is survived by her daughters, Kimberly (Roger) Wallace of Madison, TN, and Rachel (Chris) Campbell of Hendersonville, TN; 7 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild; as well as her brothers, David Wayne (Marsha) Caudill and Austin Dale (Diana) Caudill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Genneth Carl Callahan; her son Jonathan Carl Callahan; her sister Ann Sharron Doan; her brothers Richard E. Mark Caudill and William Lynn Tobias; and her parents.
A Life Celebration and Memorial Service will be held in Brenda’s honor on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Three Oaks Church, 502 Douglas Bend Rd., Gallatin, TN 37066. Visitation will be held for family from 1:00-2:00pm, and the family will be receiving friends from 2:00-3:00pm, with the service beginning at 3:00pm CST. The service will be available for livestream viewing by those unable to be there in person at the Three Oaks Church YouTube channel. Flowers, food, and gifts to the family may be brought to the church on April 25th. Alternately, donations may be made in Brenda’s name to the ASPCA (www.aspca.org) in honor of her great love of animals. Interment will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Brownstown, MI with a graveside service on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 1:00pm EST.
Brenda leaves a legacy of loving others in a tremendous way. With a giving heart always ready to help everyone she could, she often made sure families around her had groceries, Christmas gifts and school clothes for their children, and other needs met, always quietly and humbly, never seeking recognition. She loved her nieces and nephews as well as her children’s friends as her own, she regularly spoke words of life and encouragement, and was a faithful friend and prayer warrior. Her happiness came from seeing those that she loved were happy and she took great joy in her role as a mother and grandmother. Brenda frequently reminded her family and friends to “Go with God, and God will go with you”. She loved God, her family, and her friends, and will be greatly missed on earth, but she’s received her ultimate reward and is now running down the streets of heaven!