A graveside service was held Sept. 8 at Bethel Cemetery in Decatur with Kirk McAfee officiating.
Pallbearers included Troy V. Phipps, Danny W. Phipps, James C. Phipps Jr., Jennifer C. Glass, Jason G. Phipps, Justin W. Phipps, Timothy S. McAfee, Amber N. McAfee, Benjamin C. McAfee and Joshua C.T. McAfee.
Brenda was born Feb. 2, 1950, in Breckenridge, to Willie Vernon and Mary Jane (Wallace) Phipps. She was a graduate of Graford High School and married Bennie Reese Harkins. Brenda was employed by Texas Neighborhood Services.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Lisa Payne and husband, Roger, of Fort Worth; grandchildren Michael James Massie, Jordan Keith Massie and Ciara Jane Arnold; great-grandchildren Chason, Levi and Hamilton; sister Margaret V. McAfee and husband, Kirk, of Cooper City, Fla.; brothers Vernon Wallace Phipps of Brazoria, Gary Garland Phipps of Benbrook and James Curtis Phipps and wife, Ann, of Fort Worth; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Kimberly Leann Arnold, brother Wayne Phipps, sister-in-law Elizabeth Phipps, nephew Larry Wallace Phipps and niece Natasha Viann McAfee.