>FORT MILL -- Brenda Sue Steed Anthony, "Precious", the beloved wife of John Anthony, departed from her earthly life to embrace the arms of her everlasting Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008. Brenda was born to James Ray and Ethel Steed in Asheboro, N.C. She graduated from Chatham Central High School and attended nursing school in Charlotte, N.C. In addition to being a loving wife, she managed the family real estate business and previously owned and operated P.N.N.E.C. Electrolysis of Rock Hill, S.C. Brenda's first birth was Oct. 17, 1948, but more importantly she was born again in Christ on April 13, 1994. She married John Anthony on July 9, 1994 and together they truly enjoyed life. Brenda was also an avid supporter of the Humane Society of York County.
Brenda was a faithful servant of the Lord and an active member of Calvary Church in Charlotte. She attended numerous Bible Studies, was a member of the Martha Ministry, Food Service Ministry and a member of Early Risers Sunday School class.
She was predeceased by her father and mother. She is survived by a brother, Lloyd Steed; sisters, Elizabeth Mills, Carroll Hodgin and Patricia Hussey; stepchildren, April Anthony, John Henry Anthony and David Anthony; stepgrandchildren, Morgan Anthony and Gabriel Anthony; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at Calvary Church Rea Road Room, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, NC 28226, from 7 to 9 p.m. today, Nov. 20, 2008. The funeral will be held in the sanctuary of Calvary Church on Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at 10 a.m., with Pastor David Ingrassia and the Rev. Jimmy Hussey officiating. Interment will be 3 p.m. Friday at Gilmore Memorial Gardens in Julian, N.C.
Lowe Funeral Home of Matthews (704- 545-3553) is serving the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society of York County, 2036 Carolina Place, Fort Mill, SC 29708 or Gethsemane Garden Christian Center in Kenya, Africa, care of Calvary Church.
Brenda will be missed by all the lives she touched, but we have the wonderful assurance knowing one day we will see her again.