Friday, September 17, 2021
1:00 PM EDT
At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.
2465 55th Street
Fennville, MI 49408
Life Story / Obituary
Brenda (Bren) Faye Webb Hawk (Mammie/Mam) age 77, of Holland, Michigan went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 12, 2021 with her family by her side.
Born July 12, 1944 in Prestonsburg, KY to the late Jesse and Beatrice (Pickle) Webb. She was preceded in death by her Sister, Pat “Patsy” R. Conn of Pikeville, KY and her Brother, Randall “Buddy” G. Webb of Hager Hill, KY.
She graduated from Prestonsburg High School in 1962. Throughout her childhood and teens, Brenda was very active in her Church Youth Group, taught Sunday school, sang in the Church Choir, and loved to ride her bicycle. During High School, she was involved in a local song and dance team called the Patsy Teenagers. At a young age, Brenda discovered her love of fashion, design, and dance. Brenda married in 1965 to the late John R. Hawk, and later had two daughters. Throughout her child rearing years, Brenda worked as a bookkeeper in their many family businesses, volunteered for the local schools and National Cancer Society, and was known for her Southern Hospitality. In 1989, Brenda and her family relocated to White House, TN. In 1994, Brenda returned to KY after her divorce and cared for her Mother while working as a legal assistant, and part-time receptionist at a local hair salon. In late 2005, she relocated to Michigan for several years, moved back to Ohio, and then onto Florida before settling back in Holland, Michigan in 2019.
She was known for her amazing home cooking and baking. Brenda had a heart for caregiving and loved her family and friends. She left her “heart print” on many lives and her smile and laugh were contagious. Brenda had a heart for her grandchildren and their friends. She spent many hours playing games, helping with homework, running lines for plays, vocabulary words, doing hair for proms and homecomings, and teaching them how to cook. She was an amazing listener. She always sent cards for every occasion and decorated for every occasion. She loved Christmastime, wrapping gifts and loved watching her family open the special gifts she wrapped.
Left to cherish Brenda’s memory are her two daughters and “son”, Julie and Rob Longwell, Jill Grumney, and her beloved Grandchildren - Brittnee (Taylor) Blom, Lexee (Phil) Bouman, Keaton Cornell, Camden Cornell, Allison Grumney and Brandon Grumney. Great Grandsons - Ezra and Bravery Blom, Theodore (Teddy) Bouman and Grayson Hicks. Treasured friendships were Suva Music, Elvenia Combs, Teresa (Sue) Preston, Sharon Richardson, Marlene Heston, and Holly Hall who poured endless love, support, laughter, and memories into her life. A special appreciation to the ladies of Centerburg Place.
The family extends special thanks to Dr. Michael Borenitsch and staff at Holland Hospital Family Medicine, the caring staff at Golden Orchards in Fennville, MI, the doctors, nurses and staff at Holland Hospital, and an extra special thank you to Paula with Elders Helpers for her love and care over the past months.
The family will receive visitors on Friday September 17, from 11:00am to 12:45pm, at the Dykstra Funeral Home - Saugatuck Chapel, 520 Lake Street, Saugatuck. A funeral ceremony will be held following visitation at 1:00pm. Pastor Kel Blom is presiding over the service. A graveside service will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Saugatuck. A link to view the funeral via livestream will be posted on Brenda's obituary page at dykstrafuneralhome.com
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Brenda’s honor to Golden Orchards at 2464 55th Street Fennville, MI 49408.
Professional service under the auspices of Dykstra Funeral Home.