Brenda E. Armitage

Age 71, of Lansing, MI, passed away October 9, 2019, in Lansing. She was born December 22, 1947, in Lansing, MI, to the late Cecil B. and Ruby I. (Whaley) Graves.

Brenda worked for Delta Dental, retiring after 30-plus years of service as a Dental Analyst.  Brenda, to many of us known as “P-Nut,” was a genuine good-hearted woman who thoroughly enjoyed her family, the lake and life only as she could live it.  Her life was full of adventure; never a dull moment as she was always up for whatever the next road lead her to.  From the next golf outing down south, trip to Vegas, NASCAR event, fishing expedition or just enjoying her family time, P-Nut wasted no time fretting over the “Small Stuff.”  She would always say “It’s all Small”, “it’s what you make of it that changes its size.”  Full of wisdom and knowledge that lady was…

In her later years, post retirement, her summers were filled with time at the cottage with family. The winters were waiting for the summer to begin again so she could get back to the lake.  Her love for trinkets, collectables and “stuff” (the cows at the lake) will forever be a memory for those who her knew her well.  She did love her décor and wasn’t necessarily partial to any one style, this meant people too.  She loved everyone and everyone loved her.  Her sweet and kind nature was infectious and will be missed.

Brenda is survived by Bob Armitage, her husband of 52 years; her children: Robert (Kimberly) Armitage, Amber (Brad Roll) Stevens; grandchildren: Cody (Hailee Southwell) Stevens, Ashley Armitage, Kenzie Stevens, and Logan Armitage; great-grandchild, Jaxon Stevens; sister, Patsy (George) Sills; sister-in-law, Pat Graves; she is also survived many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, brother Barney Graves, and a sister Debbie Cullimore.

The funeral service for Brenda will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Visitation will be 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, as well as one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu flowers memorial donations may be made in memory to Hospice of Lansing, Inc.



In Loving Memory


I thought of you with love today,

But that is nothing new.

I thought about you yesterday,

And days before that too.


I think of you in silence,

I often speak your name.

All I have are memories,

And your picture in a frame.


Your memory’s my keepsake,

With which I’ll never part.

God has you in His keeping,

I have you in my heart.

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October 9, 2019 at 3:42 pm

An angel went to heaven today. Look after me mom.

Linda (Fairchild) Fitzke
October 10, 2019 at 9:40 am

I am so very sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. I worked with her at Delta Dental for many years. Gosh she was just a peach; always upbeat, compassionate and dedicated. Brenda spoke often and fondly of her family, it was obvious they were her entire world. Much healing and peace is wished to her loving family.

Robert Armitage
October 10, 2019 at 3:07 pm

You thoughts and comments are greatly appreciated Bob

Theresa Gray
October 10, 2019 at 12:08 pm

I am so very sorry to hear of Brenda’s (p-nut) passing. I loved her very much. I did her hair for many years until just recently. She was so much fun and sassy. She talked so much about Bob and her family and loved you all so much. Brenda will be missed! I know that she is in the presence of our Loving Lord that she loved so much. May the Lord strengthen you in your time of heartbreak and mourning. Peace be with you.

Deborah Keyes
October 10, 2019 at 6:56 pm

Robby said it best. Heaven open the gates and welcomed a special angel P-Nut. She will forever be in our thoughts and prayers. My sincerest condolences to Bob and the family.

October 10, 2019 at 6:57 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss.

Carolene Vanepps
October 10, 2019 at 7:42 pm

I am so sorry for your loss, prayers and hugs for the family. God picks his garden and Brenda is the brightest flower in Gods garden.

Carolene Vanepps
October 10, 2019 at 7:50 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to the family! God picks his garden and Brenda is the brightest Rose in that garden.

October 10, 2019 at 8:29 pm

God took a very beautiful soul. Rest in paradise aunt pnut! Prayers to uncle Bob, Amber and Robbie. Love you!

Debbie Suggate
October 10, 2019 at 10:02 pm

So very sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. I worked with “Peanut” at Delta Dental and shared a few fun times with her after hours as well. I remember fondly her love of country music and cowboy boots. Always with kindness and smile. She will be missed.

Karyn Hill
October 11, 2019 at 1:02 pm

To my bestest friend forever. I’m missing you so much!! You are now running free!

Mary Higgins
October 12, 2019 at 11:24 am

P-nut was the most caring person I have ever known. She was always upbeat. I hadn’t seen her in awhile but when I was back in Michigan this August I had a chance to visit her. RIP

Larry Pittman
October 12, 2019 at 2:16 pm

Sorry for your lost. I have a lot of good memories of her. From Bolling Wednesday nights to play cards every Friday night for all most 20 year. She was such a joy to be around. I will always hold her memory for ever in my heart. May she rest in peace.

Jan Contreras
October 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Tim (a/k/a Habeeb) and I will miss P-Nut even though I didn’t get to see her much unless I was with Lynn when I visited from Texas. P-Nut… LYMTML as we’d say…. Now go sit on a cloud with Horsie & your Mom and do some fishing for stars…
To her family, I am so sorry for your loss and wish we could be there to give y’all hugs.
– Jan & Tim Contreras

October 14, 2019 at 4:51 pm

I’m so sorry to lose you but know you’re in a better place and free of the tubes! I’ve loved you like a sister since I met you about 57 years ago. I know you’re with your folks and brother and sister, and have lots of things to catch up on! You will be missed by all of us that love you! And thankful to have had the privilege to know you!

Heather Woods
October 14, 2019 at 8:41 pm

Our family holds you all heavy in our hearts. What a beautiful angel to have watching over you. Rest in peace P-nut. You will forever remain in or memories.

Love to all,

The Randolph Family
Toni, Heather and Sean

October 15, 2019 at 7:52 am

So many beautiful memories of P-nut. Love and grace are my immediate thoughts of her.
My deepest condolences to Bobby, Amber and Robbie. Love you all.

Me and The
October 15, 2019 at 8:23 pm

Momma, we had a beautiful service for you today and there were tears and laughter. You touched so many people in your life, I am not certain you know just how many. The words of many who came to pay their respects and well wishes were beyond words as well as all of the support for those that couldn’t be there. Although you were not there in body, I felt you there with me, holding my hand through all of it assuring me as always, that everything is gonna be just fine!! You are, were and always will be my blessing, my clarity and my rock. That’s just how powerful your personality and heart were. Your memories will forever be present in my mind and heart. Live well in your after life as you did with your time here. Give Grandpa Cecil, Grandma Ruby, Grandpa Ralph, Grandma Mary, Uncle Barney, Aunt B, Aunt Nell and tell Uncle Jay to keep hiding that chewing tobacco I from Aunt Ruby!!! Love you mostest!!!

Davina Rice
October 18, 2019 at 10:22 pm

We are so very sorry to hear of P-Nuts passing. I will always remember her wonderful smile and laugh. She was a one of a kind wonderful lady. Love you Bob

Charles Culhane
October 23, 2019 at 9:56 am

Bob and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort. I feel your pain.

God bless,
Charlie Culhane

Robert Armitage
October 23, 2019 at 1:46 pm

I can never thank you enough for your thoughts and prayers but I really appreciate them from the bottom of my heart.


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