Mrs. Brenda Holland Curry 64, wife of William Curry of 101 Constitution Ave., Laurens, South Carolina entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Born in Laurens County on May 21, 1957, she was the daughter of the late Loveas Dillard and Elizabeth Holland Powers. Brenda graduated from Benedict College, Class of 79' with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She is a former member of the Laurens-Clinton Benedict Club where she served as Vice President and Recording Secretary. A Life member of the Benedict College National Alumni Association she was the immediate past chairperson of the Time and Place Committee. She was a member of The Tiger Club where their objectives are to help students at Benedict College both financially and as mentors. Brenda retired from The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Rural Development, Spartanburg Area 1 as an Area Specialist. She approved housing loans and 504 Repair loans for Laurens County. She served the Multi-Family Housing Division for ten counties (Spartanburg, Greenville, Cherokee, Laurens, Union, Anderson, Pickens, Oconee, Greenwood and Abbeville Counties. She was a member of the South Carolina Association for Credit Specialists and the National Association for Credit Specialists. She previously served as Treasurer and Secretary for the South Carolina Association for Credit Specialists. Because of her love for her God and her church, Mt. Vernon AME Church, Laurens, Brenda faithfully served as church secretary, steward, stewardess, quarterly conference secretary, former president of the local lay organization, director of the usher board, member of the Women's Missionary Society. Beyond her local church Brenda was an active on all levels of the AME church in the Lay Organization. She served faithfully as the Seventh Episcopal District (SED) Lay Recording Secretary (8 years), Financial Secretary (8 years) and as Acting Treasurer while serving as the Financial Secretary. On the Conference level, she served as Treasurer and Recording Secretary and served (8 years) as the President of The Piedmont Conference Lay Organization where she was known as the "president for change and fairness to everyone". At the time of her passing, she was the Advisor to the Greenville District Lay organization. On the connectional level, Brenda served as the Connectional Lay Organization Assistant Recording Secretary and was reelected to that position in July 2021. Served as the Commissioner for the Laurens County Commission of Public Works for 11yrs. (1st Female to serve). The Worthy Matron of Sunshine Chapter of Eastern Star and a General Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Cherished memories are left to her husband, William Curry of the home; One brother; John Holland, (Flocelle Humphries) of Clinton, South Carolina, three sisters; Christine H. Chappelle (Johnny), Betty R. Powers and Dorothy Leake (John) all of Laurens, South Carolina, other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
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