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Funeral Service

Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Wednesday January 19th, 2022

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Brenda Dixon Apple

Brenda Dixon Apple, 74, of Reidsville passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022 at Annie Penn Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Puryear officiating. A private burial will follow.

Brenda was born in Rockingham County to the late Thomas and Claudia Talley Dixon. She graduated from Reidsville High School and Western Carolina University with a BS Degree in Education. She spent her career as an English Teacher, starting at Ruffin High School and ending at Rockingham County High School in 1997. After retirement she decided to go back to work teaching and helping at the YMCA for a few years. Brenda was a loyal member and Choir director at Penn Memorial Baptist church for many years. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Apple and son, Lewis Marvin Apple.

She is survived by her son, Thomas Apple and wife, Anna; grandchildren, Caitlyn Oliva Apple, Christin Leigh Apple, Zakary Thomas Apple and Barrett Greg Apple.

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Tommy, I just saw where your mom passed away and I'm so very sorry. She was so sweet and the coolest English teacher I had at rockingham. She helped me find my old self and I ended up making good grades in class because she believed in me. You and your kids are in my thoughts and prayers. I know how much she loved you and your brother and she was always so proud of y'all no matter what, and I bet she loved those grandbabies like they were her own and she was probably so proud of them too. I wished I had known when it happened so I could have been there to say my good byes to a wonderful woman.

Ruth Anne Grogan Jan 28 2022 2:53 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Brenda Apple

Glenda Billingsley Isley Jan 24 2022 12:18 PM

She was a very good teacher and sweet lady🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

Renee Vernon Jan 20 2022 8:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Brenda Apple

Joyce Hale Jan 20 2022 6:58 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Brenda Apple

Jason Julian Jan 19 2022 4:01 PM

Tommy and Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your dear mother, Aunt Brenda was a special lady and I really enjoyed talking with her. I will always remember her home cooking, her big smile and her love for family and Gospel music. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Blessings, Pastor Nathan Chapmon

Nathan Chapmon Jan 19 2022 3:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Brenda Apple

Mark and Carol Thompson Jan 18 2022 5:41 PM

Tommy, Anna and family I am praying for you all. Brenda will be missed greatly. she was one of the most faithful church members Penn Memorial has ever had . she was a great Sunday school teacher, a great choir director And she participated in many ministries of our church and I know her rewards in heaven are great Not because of all she done but because of her love for her Lord and Savior. God bless you all

Cindy Lewis Jan 18 2022 5:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Brenda Apple

Emma A Mosely Jan 18 2022 3:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Brenda Apple

Dennis and Diane McAlister Jan 18 2022 3:39 PM

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