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Brenda M. (Virginia) Dennie

Born: Tue., Dec. 15, 1959
Died: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 03, 2019
Location: Ridgelawn Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jan. 04, 2019
Location: Faith Temple of Christ

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 On December 14th, 1959, God graced this earth with one of His most beautiful creations. Born to Ruben and Roberta Virginia, Brenda Marie Dennie came into this world with a purpose and with that purpose lived her life to the fullest.

Answering the call from God to be an Ambassador to Christ's Kingdom, a young Brenda dedicated her entire life to drawing closer to God and understanding how to use the many spiritual gifts she was blessed with.

Born and raised in Gary, IN Brenda graduated from Roosevelt High school in 1978 and began her journey as a woman growing in God. Transitioning from a career as a secretary in the Nursing Department at IUN to overseeing the church administration at Faith Temple of Christ, Brenda never allowed this fast-paced schedule, to come in between her pursuit to please God.

All the while, she faced the challenge of being a single mother. She raised a son to understand the mysteries of God's Kingdom in the midst of a sinful and cruel world. Her dedication to the Body of Christ was shown as she sung in the choir, prayed on the prayer team, and even writing in a news letter with a group called The Jesus People.

As her faith in God grew, Brenda learned that her love and compassion for others would unlock the gifts that would allow her to change the world around her. She allowed the Holy Spirit to transform a quiet, soft spoken girl into a virtuous women of God.

From her passion for worship to her uncannny gift of prophecy, Brenda counseled others from family to prisoners and even the homeless she encountered on the streets. Hosting a radio broadcast show to publishing her first book, Rooms of Intercession, Brenda knew what she was born to do.

In 1994, Brenda was first ordained as a minister and moved relentlessly in her calling to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in every area of her life. This journey soon led her to her husband and partner Lester Dennie. Together the two were ordained at the Sanctuary Outreach Ministries Apostolic Network and 2008 marked the beginning of R.O.C.K. Ministries Training Center where the two of them taught God's word.

Brenda went on in achieving a Bachelor's of Christian Counseling from Harvest Christian University, a series of Certifications in Marriage Counseling and Holistic Healing and ultimately gaining her Master's Degree in Ministry from Share-A-Prayer and Word Theological School of Ministry.

Though all of these accomplishments were great, they never superceded Brenda's desire to get closer to the love of God.

Brenda leaves behind her loving husband Lester Jerome Dennie, her two sons Darnell Anthony Virginia(Miechelle Virginia), D'Andre Dennie, her daughter Arial Neville (David Neville), brother Harlee Currie (late Ira Currie), sister Dorris Wilkins, sister Ruby Nell Virginia, sister Carol Culver, brother Myron Virginia, 8 grandchildren; Cristion Davis, Alani Rucker, A'mya Virginia, Arianna Virginia, Acaia Neville, Bella-Miechelle Davis, Autumn Virginia and David J. Neville , a host of neices and nephews, many many close friends and spiritual children.

The greatest thing that she leaves behind is her God-given gift of unconditional Love and unwavering Faith.

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sheryl jackson
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family. Pastor Lester and Branda Dennie open their hearts to me in a time that I needed restoration and encouragement. I want to thank God for their obedience, love, and care in sharing their gift and talents my time of need. I will be forever grateful to have known Pastor Brenda Dennie.

Janell Harvey
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
I am so grateful that the Lord allowed our paths to cross. Thank you for praying and pouring your God given talents into me and my family. Both you and your husband will forever be in our hearts!


Homer F. Chatman, Jr. and the National Currie-Gray Clan
   Posted Fri January 04, 2019
Dear Heavenly Father,

We commend our family member Brenda Marie Virginia-Dennie to You, and entrust her to Our Creator. May she rest in the arms of the Lord who formed her from the dust of the earth. May the angels and all the saints welcome her now that she have gone forth from this life. May Christ who was crucified for her, bring her freedom and peace. May Christ who died for her admit her into His garden of paradise. May Christ, the true Shepherd, embrace her as one of His flock. May He forgive all her sins, and set Brenda among those He has chosen. May Brenda Marie Virginia-Dennie see Your Redeemer face to face, and enjoy the vision of God, forever.

Leon & Chandra Jacobs
   Posted Sat January 05, 2019
Brenda was a precious woman of God. I met her through her sister, Ruby, & admired her loving and caring spirit. I enjoyed talking with her about praying, and she encouraged me how powerful a prayer life molds and sustains a lifestyle. Our prayers are with Jerome & the family.

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