Brenda Morgan Hewitt

June 4, 1941 - March 4, 2023

06/04/1941 - 03/04/2023

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Memorial
Saturday March 18, 2023
11:00 am
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
424 W. Church St.
Ahoskie, NC 27910
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WOODLAND, NC – Brenda Morgan Hewitt, 81, passed away peacefully March 4, 2023 in the presence of family and dear friends at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville, NC.

Born June 4, 1941 to the late Arthur Getzen Morgan and Frances Menger Morgan, Brenda was an only child, but her cousin, the late Joan Hill Tracey was like a sister to her.  Her husband of nearly 57 years Michael Adam Hewitt also preceded her in death exactly 5 years and 1 day before her.

Brenda grew up largely in Asheville, NC, but also lived in Princeton, NJ, Miami, FL, New York City, and Annapolis, MD before moving to Woodland, NC in 1979.  When she was 18 she spent an exciting year traveling and driving around Europe with her future mother in law, Virginia Crofoot Hewitt.  She attended Women’s College in Greensboro for a year before marrying Michael in 1961.

Service to others was a prominent aspect of her life.  She worked at a senior community meal site, organized outings and activities for people affected by dementia, and coordinated efforts to build playgrounds and water features in Woodland.  She was active on the Board and with behind the scenes work for numerous productions at The Gallery Theatre for many years.  Most recently, she was the driving force behind the Soup Kitchen at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.  Her volunteer efforts were recognized in 1986 when she was given the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service.  She was extremely active in her church and served on the vestry.

She brought joy to so many.  Her father called her Duchess.  She had a large circle of friends.  She played bridge, drank wine, spent time at the lake house, and connected with friends and family frequently.  She was the inspiration for a colorful fictional character in The Quaker Café, by Brenda Remmes.  Throughout her life, she had a long string of devoted pets she doted on.  She was a talented cook and a gifted seamstress.  Family and tradition were very important to her.  She was fortunate to have lived independently in her home right up to the end.  Hers was a life well lived.

She is survived by her children Laura Elizabeth Hewitt and Getzen Nash Hewitt, and granddaughter Anjali Hewitt- Sloane.  They and many cherished friends and extended family will miss her greatly.

Services are scheduled for 11:00 am Saturday, March 18, 2023 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 424 West Church St., Ahoskie, NC 27910.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to either the Soup Kitchen at St. Thomas Episcopal Church (https://www.saintthomasahoskie.com/ ) or The Gallery Theatre (https://www.gallerytheatreahoskie.com/), both endeavors to which she dedicated significant time and energy.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Hewitt family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

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jennifer joyner
1 year ago

Brenda I am so grateful to have known you. You are truly a treasure! Your support of me and my endeavors over the years has been a blessing. I am grateful for the laughter we shared at The Gallery Theatre throughout my youth and into adulthood. I hold dear the fond memories of you and Michael. I always appreciated feeling like you were in my corner rooting for me. Until we meet again, may “flights of angels, sing thee to thy rest.”

Sherri Farmer
1 year ago

I was so blessed to have known this precious angel. She was so loving. I loved our talks when she came to me for her nails. Fly high my special friend.

Sonya Chamblee
1 year ago

I’mso thankful to have known Brenda for a short while. Very caring.My thoughts and prayers for her family.

Booker Daniel
1 year ago

Brenda was such a good soul. Her caring spirit will be missed by many. Fly high, Brenda!