Brenda G. Charles

Brenda Charles (Gingrich) 55, of Lititz died Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Rheems Nursing Home from a long battle with Huntington’s Disease. Brenda fought a good fight. She kept her faith in believing GOD is GOOD regardless of what we see.

She is survived by Kayela Charles (daughter), Marlin Gingrich (Father), Barb Heisey, Lisa Young (sister), Barry Gingrich (brother).

Memorial services will begin at 7pm on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at New Hope Bible Fellowship Church, 9 Eisenhower Blvd, Lancaster, PA 17603. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to HDSA and mailed to HDSA Mid-Atlantic Region, Attn: Shawn Supers, PO Box 414, Gore, VA 22637. **Please include a note that the donation is being made in Brenda Charles memory.

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  • Dear Family ,I am so sorry for your loss of Brenda. Life is short but Jehovah God made a promise at John 5:28,29 that we will see our loved ones again. At that time Revelation 21:3,4 says that no one will ever get sick and die. These verses have given me comfort and hope. May they do the same for you.

  • To Brenda’s Family:
    I stopped to talk to Brenda often when visiting my mom at Rheems. She loved when I brought my dog Dazi or photos that she would hang onto. Despite her illness she was bright and loved bingo; she knew where the numbers belonged. Brenda is free; she now has a new body and is blessing Heaven. I prayed for her every day and will miss her tremendously. My sympathy to her family and her ever faithful cousin who was always by her side helping her.
    blessings and peace. Pat Graybill

  • I am saddened that my daughter lost her mother at a young age but I am at peace knowing that the long suffering has ended my deepest condolences to her and Brenda’s Family she will be missed

  • Kayela & the Gingrich Family,
    My heart is broken in knowing I have to go on mortally without my beloved friend, Brenda, but I know I have gained an eternal friend. I found it an honor to be there for Brenda and am glad each of you supported my efforts. My eyes look onward to the day when our regenerated bodies are planted on the NEW EARTH in the NEW HEAVEN, where we can live forever without the pains and concerns which this fallen realm brings.
    Peace be with you.
    In Faith, Hope, & Love,
    Bonnie Hershey

  • Lisa & Family,
    Our hearts go out to you and your family during this difficult loss. We know that no words can help ease the pain that you are feeling right now. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Gerri & Tim

  • I am so saddened to learn of Brenda’s passing. I met her casually while visiting my sister in Rheems. I visited Sis (who introduced us) and Brenda twice each week for five months until Sis came home. Brenda was always so proud to show me her pretty fingernails after they were painted. Sometimes I would hold her hand while I recited the Lord’s Prayer, and then pat her on the head and say “God Loves You.” After Sis was released, Rheems said I could no longer visit Brenda or any other of my new friends there. I made many calls and wrote many letters over a three-month period, but never received a reasonable explanation. I will always regret that I was never able to tell Brenda that I did not abandon her, even though that may well be what she thought. I know God had a loving place in His heart for her, because He had touched her so specially in her life. I know she went straight to heaven. God bless her. May she rest in peace.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. She was like a second mom to my daughter when she was young. I don’t know how I would have made it without her. She really was the best of friends. May you find comfort in the fact that she is no longer suffering. She is reunited with her mother and sisters, Cathy Jo and Cindy. I know she missed them all. Surround yourself with memories, faith and each other. Love and prayers to all of you. Catherine

  • So very sorry to hear of the passing of Brenda. I have many fond memories of her Cindy and I together playing in Lititz. May God give her peace and know that my thoughts and prayer are with her family and the Gingrich family. In deepest sympathy, Sherri

  • Dear Kayela,
    I am saddened to learn of your mother’s death. I met the two of you many years ago when I helped her organize your photos and your family’s photos when you lived in a townhouse in Columbia. I enjoyed many times of visiting with her. She was so proud of you! She always was so faithful in sending cards and letters to me and I always appreciated them! May you experience peace and comfort as you walk through your journey of losing your mother. Please express my thoughts and prayers to your family, too. Carol Herr=

  • Dear Gingrich family,
    So very sorry to read of the passing of Brenda. I have such fond memories of our time in high school, as a fellow member of the rifle squad, and of our time working at the ski goggle factory in Rothsville during the summer between our junior and senior year of high school. She always had a smile on her face. May good memories sustain all of you during this time. In sympathy, Lynn

  • I know its been years since we have had any contact with Brenda, but she will always be remember as kind hearted. Kayela and the rest of the family you are in our thoughts and prayers. Praising God that she is no longer suffering.

  • I am saddened by the passing of a long-time friend, but am at peace that her suffering has ended. I can almost picture her spirit soaring encumbered. My condolences to Kayela, and the Gingrich family.

    Thanks for the many memories Brenda – enjoy Heaven!

  • I am so sorry to hear about Brenda passing away. I got to meet her in Rheems when I would come and visit. She was a very sweet lady and I always loved her colorful socks. She will be dearly missed.

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