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Brenda Joyce Collier

Sunday, February 28, 2021
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On Dec. 11, 1950, Brenda Joyce Collier was born to the late Woodrow Johnson and Georgia Lee Collier.

Brenda united with the Independent Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. She participated in all the youth activities of the church. In 2000, she became a charter member of the New Founders Missionary Baptist Church. She was actively involved in the Sanctuary Choir, Women’s Ministry, and culinary committee. She also obtained her Ministerial License through (CRIM), City Reacher’s International Ministries in 2016.

Before the age of six, Brenda began her educational path by going to the Laneview School with teacher, Alma Washington. Later, she attended Dorie Miller Elementary and George Carver Washington High School. Ennis public schools integrated in 1967 and Brenda graduated from Ennis High School, class of 1968. After graduation, Brenda attended East Texas State University (now Texas A&M at Commerce). She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology. She also completed some graduate study courses in Psychology. In May 1970, while attending college, Brenda became a charter member of Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated.

Brenda lived in Los Angeles, CA, for 17 years. She was employed at the May Company and upon her return to Ennis, Brenda became an employee of Ennis Independent School District. She worked as an attendance clerk and DAEP Instructor at Ennis High School. She later transferred to Ennis Junior High, where she worked as an office administrator, Computer Lab Instructor, and PEIMS Coordinator for combined total of more than 30 years.

Brenda’s hobbies included shopping, sewing, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.

Funeral Services were held on Feb. 13, 2021.

Brenda Joyce Collier was an Exceptional Women of God, Faithful Servant, and One Loved By All. She will truly be missed. Thank you all for your continuous thoughts and prayers. -The Collier Family