Obituary of Brenda Mathis
~~Brenda L. Traylor was born on November 28, 1959 in Dallas, Texas. She was raised in North Dallas and earned her diploma from Hillcrest High School and attended El Centro College. At an early age she professed her faith and was baptized at Sunny Acres Baptist Church. She later became a member at Macedonia Baptist Church then later joined Central Church Christ.
She was a faithful worker at Golden Acres Living and Rehabilitation for many years and with C.C. Young Retirement Home in Dallas for 19 years.
She is preceded in death by her father, Reverend Emanuel L. Traylor; sister, Theresa R. Traylor; grandson, Laquincy Traylor, Jr; maternal grandparents, paternal grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, and mother-in-law.
She leaves to cherish her memory: husband, Gordon Mathis; eight children, Laquincy, Davoddrick, Nakesha, Gordon, Jennifer (Raymond), Laquita, Emanuel (Sharon), and Tyneisha Traylor; mother, Claudia Coleman; sister, Zereata (Tony) Traylor-Hickerson; three brothers, Emanuel L. Traylor Jr, Charles and Lawrence Blanks; twenty-three grandkids, Jasmin, Tyrique, Laquincy Jr. (deceased), Davoddrick, Davodrinique, Skylar, Kayla, Cameron, Angel, Markeis, Jaylah, Montrell, Joshua, Davion, Jermiah, Kianna, Brianna, Lakedrian, Kayden, Talecia, Aaliyah, Alexis, and Taleah; three great-grandkids, Aarmani, Amir and Marino Jr.; step daughter, Traci Thomas: four brothers-in-law, Carl, Ronald, Duncan and Donald; one sister-in-law, Pamela Mathis; two nephews, Charles and Dante Traylor; one niece, Shenikwa; four maternal aunts; other son, Keith (Kathy) Hoffman and their children, Emerald and Diamond; other daughter, Lakeshea (Roderick) Washington and their kids, Teara, Riyah and Deneatra Reddic; and a special family member, Valencia Pendleton; her best friend, Leona Crenshaw; and a host of other family and friends.