Brenda Lee Barrett

Brenda Lee (Taylor-Lockhart) Barrett, 48, of Palestine, W.Va., returned to her Father in heaven after a courageous eight-year battle with cancer. She was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2006.

She was born Dec. 19, 1965, in Weston, W.Va., daughter of the late William (Sr.) and Mary Lorriane Giles.

She was an in-home caregiver and enjoyed the outdoors, nature, doing crafts and loved her grandchildren. She was a Baptist by faith.

Brenda is survived by her daughter, Brittany Lockhart of Republic, Mo.; her son, Mitchell Lockhart of Palestine, W.Va.; eight sisters, Oleta Taylor, Jacqueline Tomblin, Nena Greathouse, Cheryl Brookover, D’ona LeTosky, Drema Giles, Gina Haney and Georgette Giles; five brothers, William Taylor, Robert Taylor, Charlie Taylor, Brian Taylor and Mark Taylor; two grandsons, Blake Malcom and Ashton Lockhart; 36 nieces and nephews; her close friend and cousin, Tina Null (Rodney); and numerous other friends and loved ones.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her adoptive parents, Chuck and Betty Taylor; and a sister, Darlena Giles.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Day, Dr. Shah, Dr. William Tse and the Critical Care Unit at Camden Clark Medical Center.

A celebration of life will be 2-4 p.m. today with a 4 p.m. service at the home of her son, Mitchell. He can be reached at 1-304-275-3437.

Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.

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