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Calvary Cemetery
Monday November 25th, 2019
3:00pm - 7:00pm

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Brenda M. Wamsley

Brenda M. Wamsley “Flower Lady” (nee Burris), age 59, passed away unexpectedly on November 19, 2019 at University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.

Born March 14, 1960 to Charles and Helen (nee Gulas) Burris in Lorain, Ohio, Brenda lived in the Lorain area her entire life.  She graduated from Admiral King High School and worked for L & K Restaurant before becoming a florist, serving the Lorain area for over 35 years.

Brenda’s passion was flowers and she believed everyone should have flowers in their lives. She trained with Laszlo Sute and Bill Hixson in Lakewood.  With only a hundred dollars, she started her flower business by selling flowers from her home and various night clubs.  She later expanded her business, becoming the “Flower Lady” and opening Brenda’s Flowers on Route 113 which became a constant flower route.  She would later operate Hixson Florist in Lorain.  In addition to her floral business, she was part owner of Whiskeyville Hub Caps in Amherst with her husband. Her business endeavors were not about making money, but serving her community and helping those in need.  She did not just deliver flowers, she delivered, smiles, laughter and many memories.  She saw the good in everyone and will be greatly missed.

Brenda loved gardening and animals as well as going to Amish country.  Above all she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving is her husband of 40 years, Roger Wamsley; children, Brandon Wamsley, Jennica (Micah) Board and Jeret (Katlyn) Wamsley and grandchildren, Austin, Armia, Maria, and Malina.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Bathenia Rose Burris; granddaughter, Makenna Board and brother, Christopher Burris.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 25 from 3 – 7 p.m. in the Dovin Funeral & Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, followed by memorial services at 7:00 p.m.  To send online condolences, go to www.dovinfcs.com.

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May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.

Maritza Molis Nov 25 2019 12:00 AM

My Prayers are with you Roger and your Family ,May God Bless you all. I will truly miss Brenda. Love Linda

Linda Maynard Nov 25 2019 12:00 AM

I'm so very sorry to hear about my friend Brenda. We were rug hooking buddies and she always brought smile to us girls smiles and laughter. Rest in Peace my dear friend. You'll be missed

Ruth Johnston Nov 24 2019 12:00 AM

Prayers for Brenda's husband and family. Brenda was such a talented woman with her flowers, sewing, rug hooking...anything she tried she succeeded! She was so inspiring, giving and encouraging to all the people she knew. Thoughts and prayers to the family...she loved you all sooo much and spoke so highly of all of you. May your wonderful memories carry you through this difficult time. God bless!

Connie Bradley Nov 23 2019 12:00 AM

My Thoughts & Prayers are with the entire Family. Brenda was a beautiful soul. I am sure she is dancing on the streets of gold & flying high with the Angels. Rest in Peace "FLOWER LADY"

Amy Jaynes-Brown Nov 22 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Brenda Wamsley

Randy Bevins Nov 21 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Brenda Wamsley

Michelle Carrender Busjahn Nov 20 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Brenda Wamsley

Danielle Mosley Nov 20 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry for your lost Roger, shell be remembered by many.

Trish Chambers Nov 20 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Brenda Wamsley

Belinda Vaughn Nov 20 2019 12:00 AM