Brenda Lea Spurlock
To all those who never had the opportunity to taste the BEST gravy, pancakes, chocolate cream pie, or chocolate chip cookies, you’re too late, Brenda received her call from Heaven, at 9:27 a.m. on December 31, 2021, and has accepted her heavenly assignment.
Brenda, 62, came into this world on March 11, 1959 in Newton, Kansas, the second child to the parents of Jack and Judy Spurlock.
Brenda grew up in several states & towns, due to her father being a minister. Brenda has said Fall City, Nebraska was her most memorable & happiest time, she always had hoped to revisit that old stomping ground. Growing up with three other sisters, had its challenges. She always had to share a bedroom, wear hand me down clothes and was always putting up with her two younger sisters shenanigans, like painting her new bicycle, or trying to kill her crawdad with pencils. Brenda graduated in Kansas City, Missouri and furthered her education at Wichita Business College. Brenda worked in the factory industry all her life, Heir International, Mid-Continent Cabinetry, and most recently DB Schenker in Wichita, Kansas.
Brenda was devoted to her faith, saved at an early age, and baptized. She read God’s word daily and did her best to live by his principals. Prayers were on her lips upon waking and at the settlement of night. Brenda was adamant that she would be home from the hospital on New Year’s Day, she prayed, had faith and left it in the “good Lords hands.” She was right, she got to go home.
Those that knew her well, knew how frugal she was. Never wasting anything, and using what you have to “get by.” She asked nothing from anyone, always leaning on the Lord to help her through. Her passion was cooking and baking. Many chocolate cream pies with perfect meringue, baked macaroni and cheese to several types of tasty cookies were brought to family gatherings or toted to work for her coworkers. She was always on the hunt for new recipes, or new types of baking and kitchen cookware. She enjoyed spending time with her sister, shopping at Sam’s, walking around flea markets and antique stores, or trying out new restaurants. She believed, Denny’s is the best, by far for ordering salmon, Texas Road House is a close second. Brenda enjoyed playing solitaire on her computer, singing, watching Jimmy Swaggert sermons, or always trying to grow the perfect tomato plant. Her dream was to one day own a cookie bouquet and candy shop and to travel. She loved dearly her “babies” Pudgy and Taco, her spoiled little dogs. Brenda had no children of her own, so her nieces and nephew’s were her world. She treated them like her own advising & lecturing when needed. She was always someone to call upon if you needed her. She was the only one to wait at the airport to welcome back her nephew from Iraq, and drive him home. She also sat with her sister for hours in the hospital, as her sister was afraid of being alone. Even during her last battle at the hospital, Brenda was encouraging & advising, pushing through the difficulty to breathe. Brenda loved her family, she forgave often, keeping it quiet in her heart. She will greatly be missed, may her memory live on through the ones she loved and the ones who loved her. She will forever be irreplaceable, her hugs unmatched, and her smile and laughter unforgettable.
Those who have already received their calls: father Jack Spurlock, step father Bill Countryman, sister Janet Richert, step brother Randy Countryman, and her little “baby” Pudgy
Those awaiting their calls: mother Judy Countryman, of Peabody, Kansas, step mother Deborah Baymiller of Hutchinson, Kansas Sisters: Dana Jones, Tina Wells of Newton, Kansas, Deandra Hester, Jolana Spurlock of Hutchinson, Kansas, Brenda Debita of Eldorado, Kansas, Teresa Frye of Augusta, Kansas. Brother: Brian (Lisa) Countryman of Eldorado, Kansas, “baby” Taco, many aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A private family committal will take place on January 13, 2022 with a Celebration of life at a later date.