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Brenda Beatrice Bouldin, also known as Brenda Johnson, passed away on February 10, 2024, at the age of 84 in Neptune, New Jersey. She was born on March 11, 1939, in Long Branch, to Edward and Viola Johnson, Sr. Brenda was a loving and caring person who always put her family first. She was a single parent who worked hard to provide for her children and was adored by her grandchildren and great-grandchild.
Brenda had a lively and fun-loving personality. She enjoyed hosting and entertaining friends and family, and her infectious laughter was always present. Brenda had a unique way of speaking, often using phrases like "Ain't it Terrible" and "Sweetie," which would keep everyone laughing. She loved dining out, attending events with food and entertainment, and spending time with her Senior's Group at the Long Branch Senior Center. Brenda was known for being a "super Shopper" and could be found in Fine Fare and Shoprite several days a week. She cherished her garden and took great care of her flowers, always ensuring their protection.
In addition to being a dedicated mother and grandmother, Brenda had a successful career. She worked as a Psychiatric Nurse at Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital in Marlboro for 13 years. Brenda also worked as a laborer at Monmouth Rubber & Plastics Company in Long Branch for 2 years. She served as a Matron in the Long Branch School District for 10 years and worked as a Mutual Teller at Monmouth Park Race Track, under the New Jersey Racing Commission, for an impressive 42 years. Brenda retired at the age of 82, having dedicated her life to her work.
Brenda worshiped at Second Baptist Church in Long Branchfor 80 years. She actively participated in church activities, serving as a Sunday School Teacher, Vacation Bible School Teacher, and former Usher. Brenda was also a member of the Long Branch Senior Center and volunteered with A.S.T.E.P. and the Bread Ministry at Second Baptist Church for many years. She was a proud Democrat Woman and actively involved in local politics in Long Branch, Monmouth County.
In her free time, Brenda enjoyed shopping, dining out, site seeing, and spending quality time with her family and friends. She had a generous heart and dedicated her time to volunteering with various organizations, including A.S.T.E.P. and the Bread Ministry.
Brenda Beatrice Bouldin will be deeply missed by her surviving family, including her children William "Billy" Bouldin, Sheri Bouldin, Craig Newman, and daughter-in-law Taneesha Newman. She is also survived by her grandchildren Fakhir Lamberson, Richard Bouldin III, Trey Smith, Isys Harrison, Yazmeen Newman, Amari Menter, Summer Rodgers, Jordan Newman, and great-grandson Aiden Lamberson. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Viola Johnson, Sr., her brother Edward Johnson, Jr., her son Richard "Ricky" Bouldin II, and her cousin/sister Audrey W. Clark.
Visitation will be held on at the Second Baptist Church, 93 Liberty Street in Long Brach on February 17, 2024 until the time of the funeral service honoring her life at 11:00am. Interment will follow at White Ridge Cemetery in Eatontown with a repast to follow at Second Baptist Church, Long Branch. Damiano Funeral Home in Long Branch is assisting with the arrangements.
Brenda's memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who loved her, and her legacy of love, laughter, and dedication will always be remembered. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.