Brenda Kay McMinn

Brenda Kay McMinn, known affectionately as Nana, Bren, or B, was a woman of boundless compassion and spirit, whose generosity and love touched all who knew her. Born on March 14, 1952, in Amarillo, Texas, Brenda was a beacon of light in her community, her faith as solid as a rock. She returned to her heavenly home on September 26, 2023.

The family will receive visitors from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, September 29, at Lighthouse Funeral Home Chapel, 3707 Wolflin Ave., Amarillo.

Funeral Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2023, at the Arena of Life Church, 8827 S. Washington Street, Amarillo.

Brenda was a dedicated professional, retiring as a manager from Maxor Drugs, where she received multiple safety awards. However, her true passion was her family, whom she cherished above all else. Brenda was the heart of her family, the glue that bound them together. Her home was always open and filled with laughter, love, and the mouthwatering aroma of her home-cooked meals. She had a knack for making every occasion special, from the decorations that adorned her home to the carefully chosen gifts she loved to give. Brenda’s hobbies, from planting flowers to shopping, were all extensions of her loving and generous nature.

But Brenda was more than a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She was an anchor in her faith community, a devoted Pentecostal Christian, who was always present when the church doors were open. Brenda was a prayer warrior, known for her fervent intercessions. She had a direct connection with God, and her worship was a sight to behold, filled with dancing and speaking in tongues. Brenda truly embodied the spirit of Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Davis and Mary Rains; brother, Freddy Davis, and sister, Marsha Tomberlin-Davis.

Brenda is survived by her loving husband, Stanley McMinn, with whom she shared a beautiful life since their marriage on January 28, 1968. Her memory will be cherished by her children, Michael (Shane) McMinn and Shanna McMinn; her granddaughters, Heather Castillo (Austin), Kaitlin Coleman (Mathew), Briana Worrell (Brennen), Morgan McMinn and Isabella Evins; her grandsons, Skyler McMinn, Gabriel Evins, Aiden Worrell, Karter Worrell, and Hudson McMinn; her sister, Paula Lucas-Davis; brother, Michael Davis, and by in-laws, nieces, nephews and a host of long-time friends. We will all remember her loving spirit.

We invite all who knew Brenda to share their memories and photos on her memorial page, to celebrate the beautiful life of our beloved Brenda, a compassionate, spirited, loving, and generous soul who left a lasting impact on every life she touched.


  1. Nancy Weaver Murrell

    My beautiful cousin. You will be missed. Wish I could be at that family reunion in the sky. Oh can’t imagine how beautiful it must be. And Your guest of Honor Jesus Christ our Lord. The joy of a reunion with your Grandma,Mom,Dad, Marsha, Freddie. WoW. Will see you again. Love

  2. Jeanette Click

    Brenda and I first met at souls harbor church, where we had went to church along time together and then she was my manager at Phillips 66. We had a lot of laughs at work, but I always remember Brenda as being a kind loving person she will be missed.

  3. Laura Porterfield

    MaxorPlus, where Brenda worked and managed, was a much better place because of her kind, giving, patient, gentle, and loving presence. Brenda was a light for Jesus and she truly lived by the fruit of the Spirit!

  4. Susie Gonce

    She was such a bright light during the days I worked with her at MaxorPlus. Always an offer of assistance and was a Mama Bear for those that worked with her.

    She will be missed by so many.

  5. Susie Gonce

    Working with Brenda at MaxorPlus, she was such a bright light and meant so much to so many. She always had an offer of assistance and truly cared about her folks that worked with her. She will be missed.

  6. Susie Gonce

    I was lucky to work with Brenda at MaxorPlus. She meant so much to so many. She will be truly missed.

  7. Christie Barrera Pena

    Brenda- was more than a mentor/manager – She was a loving and hearfelt friend. She genuinely cared and her giving spirit speaks volumes. You will be missed Brenda

  8. Roberta Davis

    Brenda was a sweet loving child that grew to be the cement of her family. All that knew her, loved her. She will be missed.

  9. Shirley Woolsey

    We were friends from early teens and have remained so for all these years. She was as much family as friend. She is missed, and loved and always will be.

  10. Sharon Collins

    Brenda was a very sweet lady I have a lot of fond memories we met at souls harbor church and she will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for her family

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