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Obituary for Brenda Lou Blevins (Salmons)

Brenda Lou  Blevins (Salmons)
Brenda L. Blevins, 71, of Prince William County/Manassas passed away Friday, November 11, from the progression of ovarian cancer and subsequent chemotherapy treatments. She was predeceased by her loving husband Charles (Charlie) L. Blevins (June 1986), and first born daughter Carrie A. Blevins (August 2020). Her daughter Carla Blevins, grandson Sebastian Blevins, granddaughter Brooklyn Blevins, great grandson Jayden Blevins and sisters Sue Dyer (twin), Maggie Caperton and Linda Faine survive her.

Brenda was 1 of 5 siblings, and she was an identical twin as well! She mostly grew up in Northern Virginia; Vienna, Fairfax, Manassas & Manassas Park areas. As a child and adult, she may have been quiet and reserved, but she also had a fun sense of humor that some were lucky enough to witness. Quite the competitive board game player, too! Her entire life she believed in always having a strong work ethic, strong credit line and making sound financial decisions. She believed there was never a reason to have a fowl mouth & and if you say you are going to do something then you do it. She had a very caring heart and loved deeply. Often tearing up over the smallest of things, which just showed how strongly she felt.

Though this never defined her, Brenda lost the love of her life on their 14th wedding anniversary. After only living in their own home for 1 year. This tragedy only continued her on the path of hard work, as she kept a solid roof over her and her daughters’ heads, and successfully owned her home outright. All by herself. Through the years, she enjoyed bingo nights out, making blankets and totes and organizing start to finish bus day trips to Atlantic City. She tried her luck from time to time, but overall just wanted to be out on the boardwalk, taking in the views and souvenir shopping. She loved car rides, the rain with the windows open, and enjoying sunny days out by a lake. She loved a good cookout and house warming parties. She loved to read classic fictional mysteries and fictional stories within the Amish community. She enjoyed watching soap operas (General Hospital), evening dramas (such as Blue Bloods), a few reality shows (such as Big Brother & Survivor) and her favorite sitcom by far was The Big Bang Theory. She loved spending time with her daughter, grandchildren and grand-dogs.

During her long career, Brenda wore many hats and was a part of the Kmart Corporation for over 25 years. She worked her way up to their in-store finance department, which she truly thrived in, as she loved accounting and processing end of year taxes for family. Later in her adult life, she successfully acquired her GED, which was another very proud accomplishment in her life. During her senior years, she worked as a purchasing associate at Award Crafters for over 10 years. There she felt needed and respected by her fellow coworker friends, and was grateful every day to be a part of the work family. While sick, she talked often about returning to work and even wishing she could help from home on her good days. She missed everyone immensely.

The family is having a memorial service in Brenda’s honor at Baker-Post Funeral Home in Manassas, on Friday, December 2 at 11am. Instead of flowers, Brenda’s daughter asks that you donate to the National Museum of Natural History, because her mother loved butterflies. For donations to NMNH’s Butterfly Pavilion and all other exhibits, please visit their webpage – click on donate.

To send a check, please make payable to "Smithsonian Institution" and write "NMNH" in the memo line. You may mail to:
Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of Natural History
PO Box 418320
Boston, MA 02241-8320

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