Brenda Bailey Futrell

November 8, 1947 - October 27, 2019

11/08/1947 - 10/27/2019

Past Services

Tuesday October 29, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel
314 Main Street West
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
252-396-0202 | Directions
Wednesday October 30, 2019
Buckhorn Baptist Church Cemetery
Como, NC 27818
Wednesday October 30, 2019
2:00 pm
Ashley's Grove Baptist Church
2152 Ashleys Grove Road
Conway, NC 27820

MURFREESBORO, NC – Brenda Bailey Futrell, age 71, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the Vidant Medical Center of Greenville, NC.

A native of Hertford County, Mrs. Futrell was born on November 8, 1947 to Ollie M. and Lessie Hatfield Bailey in Como, NC. Brenda was a devoted member of Ashley’s Grove Baptist Church and loved her church. She enjoyed being a homemaker and cherished taking care of her family. Brenda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a great cook, liked to read, loved flowers, enjoyed working in the garden, always taking the time to watch the soap operas, especially The Young and the Restless, and was an avid UNC and DUKE basketball fan. Brenda loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

Besides her parents, Brenda was predeceased by two sisters; Olie May Culpepper and Doris Bryant, a brother, C.C. Bailey and a nephew, Bobby Bailey.

Brenda is survived by her beloved husband, Milton of the home, three sons, Greer Martin Futrell Jr. and wife Angela of Murfreesboro, Gregory Futrell and wife Ginger of Menola, Travis Futrell and wife Stacye of Murfreesboro; three step-daughters, Linda Pinion and husband Jeff of Oak Ridge, NC, Ann Braud and husband Kent of Greensboro, NC, Patty Sorguis and husband Aaron of Kernersville, NC; one step-son, Mike Futrell and wife Michelle of Asheboro, NC; a sister, Patsy Parker of Franklin, VA, a brother, Wayne Bailey and wife Judy of Franklin, VA; 16 grandchildren and great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro, NC and other times at the home.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 2:00 pm at the Ashleys Grove Baptist Church, Conway, NC, with David Ross, officiating. Burial will follow at Buckhorn Baptist Church Cemetery in Como, NC.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Ashley’s Grove Baptist Church, 2152 Ashley’s Grove Road, Conway, NC 27820 or online by clicking here or to the American Heart Association National Center, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231 or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Futrell family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Betty S Edwards
4 years ago

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Brenda’s entire family. I pray that those special memories each of you have of her-will help sustain you during this most difficult time.

Earl futrell
4 years ago

Brenda jean was a great lady loved by a lot of people a friend to every one too she eill be missed

Margaret Aston
4 years ago

I would like for all the family to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I especially remember Brenda from my days when I attended Chowan. She was such a sweet person. Margaret Aston, Milwaukee NC

Clarke Cooper
4 years ago

Condolences to all who knew and loved Brenda – she was a great person with a contagious humor that I’ll always remember. She loved her family and showed it constantly with her thoughts and deeds. I feel blessed to have known her and been a part of her extended family. Rest assured that she is at peace and we will see her wonderful smile again in heaven!

4 years ago

Milton and family=,I send you my deepest sympathy. I just went through the same things with the loss of my wife I pray.God will give you peace and comfort.

Rita Bryant Harrison
4 years ago

Our family is so saddened with the loss of our lifetime neighbor.Your children grew up with us, Your presence in our community and our Church will be missed.

Cheryl Lucas
4 years ago

You touched our hearts the first time we met you Brenda. The love you shared with us will forever be with us.Till we see you again.Love you Ruth LISA and Cheryl