Brenda Newsome Hoggard

August 13, 1951 - February 28, 2020

08/13/1951 - 02/28/2020

Past Services

Monday March 02, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Tuesday March 03, 2020
11:00 am
Christian Harbor Baptist Church
1432 Swains Mill Rd.
Harrellsville, NC 27942

HARRELLSVILLE, NC – Brenda Newsome Hoggard, age 68, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC.

Mrs. Hoggard was born on August 13, 1951 to Howard Payne Newsome and Juanita Sumner Newsome in Ahoskie, NC. She was a devoted member of Christian Harbor Church. Brenda was a hairdresser for forty plus years and loved every minute she was doing it. Brenda cherished her family, especially her husband, Truman, and her grandchildren, and enjoyed watching them play sports. She was always willing to help in any way she could. She loved her family, her church family, her friends, and her beloved fur babies, Cooper and MiMi. Brenda was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Max Truman Hoggard, and brother, Charles Newsome.

Left to cherish Brenda’s memory is her son, Max Truman Hoggard, II and wife April of Harrellsville; her daughter, Krista Shea Hoggard of San Diego, CA; grandson, “Nick” Jordan Hoggard of Harrellsville; granddaughter, Kacie Logan Hoggard of Harrellsville; sister, Sandra Barnes of Winterville, NC; brother, Wesley Newsome of Cary, NC; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday evening, March 2, 2020, from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, and other times at the home of her son, Max.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 11:00 am at the Christian Harbor Baptist Church, Harrellsville, NC, with Rev. Joe Futrell, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to PAWS of Hertford County, PO Box 153, Murfreesboro, NC 27855, or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Hoggard family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Joyce Nichols
4 years ago

Dear Max & Krista. I was sorry to hear about your Mom but, so thankful that she came to see me a couple of weeks ago. It was a nice surprise to see her and all the stuff we talked and laughed about. I will always remember that visit and when I do I know I will be smiling. She was an absolutely wonderful friend and cousin. Love to all of you. We are here if you need us.

Larry Drew
4 years ago

Max and Krista, Carolyn and I send condolences and prayers. Brenda loved you so much. So many memories of Max and her fully supporting you in all activities. May God bless and keep you….

4 years ago

So sorry for your loss! I was able to see her at matches where she went to cheer for her granddaughter. Always came to watch Max play Baseball!

Kay Farmer Miller
4 years ago

Dear Max, Krista and family,
“Newsome” as we all called her in school was one of the first people I met when I started High School in Ahoskie. She became on of my close friends throughout those years and remained so even though I no longer lived in the area. Seeing her at our recent 50th. HS anniversary meant so much to all of us in attendance.
May you be blessed with peace during this time left on earth until you meet her once again!
Our prayers are with you.

Kenny and Shelby
4 years ago

So sad for your loss…sweet woman and heck of a cheerleader ❤️

Kenny and Shelby
4 years ago

So sorry for your loss…mighty sweet woman and heck of a cheerleader ❤️

Brenda (Peanut) Knight
4 years ago

Krista & Max – I think it definitely shows how much your mom was loved that so many refer to her as their best friend & I’m one of them. While there are many things I could share with you of so many wonderful memories, I want to share a couple of things from the last 2 months. Every since your mom was put on a new medication that evidently was like a miracle drug, she was back to the person she was 5 years ago. She told me one day that when she went for a drs appointment, she told them they weren’t seeing the lady they saw the last time – they were seeing the lady she was 5 years ago. What a blessing that she spent these last few months feeling & living the life she had with her beloved Truman. She also told me she hated she couldn’t help folks like she had in the past but I assured her that she was still helping folks because she was the one person I could really talk to about my mom after her passing. Newsome (as I always called her) called me at least once a week after my mom passed away to see how I was but to talk about her & me & she was my rock so yes, she was still helping folks. I loved her dearly & I know how much you loved her & she loved you. That’s the kind of love one is very fortunate to have & not all ever experience – she will live in our hearts forever. Love to both of you & let those wonderful memories stay with you always.❤️ Peanut❤️

Dianne Fairless Smith
4 years ago

So sorry to hear of your loss. Your Momma was.a.very special lady loved by many. She was a dear friend to my Mom and was good to my Mom. She will truly be missed. May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding bring you comfort and peace and strength during this difficult time. God bless each of you.

Patti Northcott Henning
4 years ago

Max and Krista, I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. Your mom used to cut my hair when I was a teenager and I remember you two as young children. Your mom was such a sweet lady and I always enjoyed going to see her. Prayers for comfort and strength.

Bill and Elizabeth Harrell
4 years ago

Sending condolences and prayers to all.