Ms. Brenda Johnson Council was born October 15, 1952 in Durham North Carolina to Henry Johnson and Azerine Brown Johnson. She departed this life on August 19, 2020.
She was a graduate of Hillside High School class of 1969 and North Carolina Central University (“NCCU”) class of 1973. After graduating from NCCU, she joined the world of education as a middle school Home Economics Teacher and retired with Tenure after 37 years of service.
She leaves to cherish her memory and mourn her loss three sons: David Council (LaTesha) of Alexandria, VA, Matthew Council of Apex, NC, Nicholas Council of Durham, NC; one sister, Katrina Johnson of Durham, NC; one aunt, Barbara Smith of Chicago, IL; and a host of cousins and friends.
Reflections from the Family
Ms. Council was a fighter and the epitome of strength and determination. She cared fervently for her family and would go to battle for you if necessary. But with her strength came an equal amount of warmth and love that was unmatched even in the most challenging circumstances. She trusted God, loved God, and if you ever asked her anything, she’d always tell you to pray about and ask God first. Ever the optimist, she would lend you her ear and listen to you as long as you needed to talk and respond only with kind words of hope and encouragement when you were done expression yourself. She was all these things and a million more, least among them, our rock and teddy bear at the same time!
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