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.