Brenda M. LeVault – Sesser, IL

Brenda M. LeVault, 72, of Sesser, IL, passed away at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, October 18, 2019, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, IL.

She was born on January 27, 1947, to Ellis and Velma (Thomason) Bradley. She married Tom LeVault on July 27, 1963, together they shared 56 years of marriage.

Brenda was a member of Grace Awakening Church in Benton, IL.

The world became a little quieter with her passing. Her sassy, fierce, no-holds barred approach meant she left this world in true Brenda Fashion, her way and on her terms. You never had to question where you stood with her. She loved deeply and openly. She was everyone’s biggest cheerleader. She never turned those in need away. Her door was always opened and you were always welcomed. She was the only women we knew who could take a meal for a few, and turn it into a meal for plenty. Her children’s friends became her kids. Brenda played many roles, but her favorite was just being Nanny to her grandchildren.

Brenda is survived by her loving spouse, Tom LeVault, one son, Larry LeVault of Sesser, IL; three daughters, Tawana Pitchford and husband Bill, of Valier, IL, Lisa Rapp and husband Paul, of Belle Rive, IL and Jackie Halley and husband Erin, of McLeansboro, IL; 12 grandchildren, Erica (Dawn) Bird of Sesser, IL, Holden (LeyCosta Clark) LeVault of Desoto, IL, Ashlee Ann LeVault of Pensecola, FL, TyAnn LeVault of Sesser, IL, Cody (Kacey Rasnic) Pitchford of Valier, IL, Cheyenne Pitchford of Valier, IL, Clay Rapp of Belle Rive, IL, Noah Rapp of Belle Rive, IL, Raegan Halley of McLeansboro, IL, Dylan Halley of McLeansboro, IL, Kenadee Halley of McLeansboro, IL and Larry Ellis LeVault of Benton, IL; two great-grandchildren, Deana and Mason; two brothers, Gale Bradley of Sterling, IL and Farell Bradley of Sesser, IL and two brother-in-laws, Richard (Iris) LeVault of Sesser, IL and Jim (Peg) LeVault of Sesser, IL.

She was preceded in death by parents, Ellis and Velma Bradley; brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Ruth Bradley; brother, Carlos Bradley; brother, James Bradley; sister-in-law, Elsie Bradley; father and mother-in-law, H.G. and Lucille LeVault; a granddaughter, Nikole Ann LeVault; and great-grandchildren, Pitchford Infant Twins.

Funeral Services have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 South Main St., Benton, IL.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 22, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at Grace Awakening Community Church, 313 North McLeansboro St., Benton, IL.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at Grace Awakening Community Church, Benton, IL, with Brother Ken Petty, officiating. Following the funeral service, burial will take place in Hammond Cemetery, Sesser, IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Breast Cancer Society or to Hammond Cemetery.

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