Brenda J. West (1958-2016)

momapicBrenda June Nevell West

Born to J.C. Goforth and Thersia Jordan on April 12, 1958.  Passed away April 22, 2016. Survived by: her husband, Roy West; mother, Thersia Marson and step-father Jimmy Marson; daughter, Tammy Johnson and son-in-law Christian Johnson; son, Curtis Sims and daughter-in-law Melinda Sims; son, Mack West and daughter, Diana West; big sister, Linda Kholer and brother-in-law Danny Kholer; little sister, Sherry Sims and brother-in-law Donnie Sims. Her 11 grandchildren: Katie, Dakota, Kayla, Lucas, Stefon, Savana, Baby, Seven, Kalifornia, Lexus and Ian and Great Grandchildren: J.J., Khole, Levi and one on the way. As well as, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and numerous friends. Preceded in death by: Maternal grandparents, Charles and Effie Jordan; paternal grandparents, Fred and Edna Goforth; her father, J.C. Goforth; brother, Junior Goforth; baby nephew, Danny Leon Goforth; and aunts, uncles, and other loved ones.


Our Moma 

By: Brenda’s kids: Tammy, Curtis, Mack and Diana

 Our Moma, Brenda, left this Earth way too soon on April 22, 2016.  She was only 58 years old. Our Grandma said that as a child, Moma was always a happy child, ‘A Good Girl” growing up.  She got along with just about everyone she met.  Moma loved riding bicycles with her siblings and when she got older, even liked riding motorcycles.  She even loved eating banana splits when she was pregnant. Our Moma entered adult-hood at a young age.  She married Darrell Sims in 1972.  They had two children together, a daughter, Tammy Kathleen, born in 1973 and a son, Curtis Darrell, born in 1975.  She later married her second husband, Roy C. West, in 1978.  They also had two children together.  First a son, Mack Monroe was born in 1979 and then a daughter, Diana Lynn born in 1984.

She was a proud and loving Moma who cared deeply for all of her children, like most Moma’s do.  She always seemed to worry more for all four of her children, but never enough about herself…Always putting others first.  She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, niece, and friend.  But most of all, Moma was a devoted Grandma and a proud Great Grandma.  To us, she was the best Grandma and Moma ever!  She loved spending as much time possible with all her kids.  To her, it was never enough. Moma loved music…just about any kind of music.  She loved to sing and dance.  She would dance crazy sometimes, but dancing none-the-less!  She loved sitting outside on nice days just enjoying the sun while listening to her music and watching her grandkids play.  Moma also loved fishing.  In fact, one of her favorite songs was “Fishin’ in the Dark” by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Our Moma was an incredible woman and her life should be celebrated. She opened her home to many people who didn’t always have a place to call home.  She was a great cook and only knew how to cook for an army.  If you ever left her home hungry it was your own fault, not because she didn’t try to feed you!  Moma had a huge heart, full of love and laughter, but oh boy, did she have a temper and could sure tell you exactly what was on her mind too!!

That was just Moma.  We wouldn’t have changed her for the world.  We are all very blessed to have had her as a part of our lives.  She was strong, and quite a fighter to be so tiny and fought to the very end.  Moma will be missed terribly by us all.

We will miss her smile, her voice, her laugh, her hugs, her everything.  She fought a good fight, she finished her race, but she was very tired.  And though we will all miss her deeply, may we find a small bit of comfort to help fill the void in knowing that she is no longer in pain, she’s in a better place, she will always be with us in some way or another, and we will see her again someday.

Fly beautiful Angel, Fly.  Rest in sweet peace, Moma.  We will love you forever and you will never be forgotten.
Dove Flying

One Response to “Brenda J. West (1958-2016)

  • Carol & Mack Walker
    2 years ago

    We are so sorry to hear about her leaving us. She was such a strong woman, quiet, resilient gentle and kind. Never a complainer. The world was a better place with her in it. Our deepest condolences to her daughter Diana and the rest of her family.

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