Brenda R. Woody


Brenda Rena Woody, 62, passed away on August 12, 2023 in Columbus, OH. Brenda was born on May 24, 1961 in Chicago, IL to Bennie Mayfield and Eulanda Darling.

Brenda accepted Christ at an early age. She moved to Bangor, MI as a teenager. Graduated from Bangor High School met and married Oscar Woody Jr. The two have two beautiful daughters and the rest is history. Brenda moved to Columbus, OH in 2005 later attending Columbus State University.

She is preceded in death by her father, Bennie Mayfield (Bertha); mother, Eulanda Darling (Bobby). Brothers: Walter Hall Jr., Anthony Darling, Tyrone Smith, Bennie Mayfield Jr., Randy Mayfield, Donald Mayfield, David Mayfield. God daughter Nakita Robinson.

Brenda is survived by her daughters Eulanda and Latasha Woody. Siblings: Theodora King, Nina (Greg) Davis, Bobby Darling Jr., Paris Darling, Wayne (Teresa) Mayfield, Deborah Brown, Bryant Mayfield, Ronnie Mayfield, Scott Mayfield, Arthur Mayfield, Michael Mayfield and Julius (Michelle) Mayfield. Host of cousins, nephews, nieces, great nephews/nieces and really good friends.

Brenda loved: reading, bingo, playing cards, thrift shopping, dancing, listening to music (favorite artist) Luther Vandross and Anita Baker. Watching tv/movies: The Brady Bunch, Andy Griffith, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Color Purple, Norbit and anything with Denzel Washington. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends who called her Auntie Brenda and Bren.

Brenda adored her grandchildren Zymere (Granny Man), Zyeon (Chunk), Zykhi (Baby) Sistrunk, Michael (Scooter) and Amirah (Little Brenda) Jackson. Making it known her grandson’s are the most handsome boys in the world and little Brenda is the prettiest.

Brenda was a straight shooter, no beating around the bush on anything. Her stories led to tears and gut laughter. She taught valuable life lessons just by listening and giving the honest truth. Her beautiful soul will be missed but not forgotten. Especially her funny sayings and old wise tales.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance. Brenda dance the night away to Luther’s “So Amazing”.

Condolence Messages

  1. Neekisha Shaver

    BEAUTIFUL woman all the way around.. My prayers are with the family during your time of bereavement.. May Gods strength and peace beyond understanding be with you’ll.. Much love

  2. Love you Aunt Brenda. Hug my Dad and Grandma for me

  3. I will always appreciate and remember how you showed up to every birthday party and celebrate as I grew up. Your stories and the way that you gave advice. You will be deeply missed

  4. Sorry to hear bout the lost of your mother, at one time we were best of friends, you know life has of away of people moving on , before you realize it you lose touch with one another. But we still are able to hold onto our memories of those we lost, who have gone home to be with the Lord our Father.
    Mrs. Susan Walker-Turner

  5. Tiffiny WHITFIELD

    Sorry for your loss and I’m sending my condolences ! Your mom was a very sweet and loving person always been that way when we was lil , I know how it is loosing a parent . Keep your head up Mookie and Latasha !! You all are in my prayers

  6. Jeanette Darling-Whitiker

    Prayers and love ❤️ to the family

  7. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Was so shocked to hear that my friend passed away. Couldn’t believe it. Bren and I had such great times together. The laughs we shared were of our craziness when we were together. There was a time we went to Covert Beach. When we were leaving Oscar and Bren said let get all those cans. I was like what????? I have to dig in the garbage for them. We laughed so hard and yepper I got right in there and so did Bren. Well we had 6 bags of cans, and we took them and cashed them out. We got 60.00 and we divided it. We stunk so bad and we could hear people say we needed to take a bath as we stunk. So many great memories. Gone forever but the love and memories will always be etched in my heart and memory. Prayers for the family.

  8. Leslie (Boobie) Green

    Brenda was one of the funniest people I’ve known! She was indeed a straight shooter with her advice! Gone too soon and will be missed! Latasha and Mook, thinking about you! ❤️

  9. Debra Turnipseed

    I am deeply saddened by the loss of yall’s mom may God wrap his arms around you all and comfort you in your time of sorrow,I will continue to pray for the both of you Amen

  10. Dwayne Richmond

    I have so much love for this family and Brenda since childhood. This was a great lost to all of her childhood friends off 81st and Oglesby and Crandon our deepest sympathy to you all , she always been straight forward that’s what I loved about her you never had to figure it out because she told you. I will continue to pray for her family as they go though these hard times .

  11. Marion Nelson “Nettie Poo”

    My best and dearest friend of 52 years. I will always love you and I already miss you terribly. I miss our daily talks on the phone, cracking jokes on each other and just enjoying the company of each other. Rest in Heaven honey with all the peace and joy that you deserve. May God always bless you, take care!!! Love you

  12. To: Mookie and Latasha I send our condolences to you all and all the family on the loss of Brenda. I will always cherish my memories with her. Remember she will always be with you I love you all and if you ever need anything please let me know.❤️

Leave Your Condolence