Brenda Lee (Watson) Donnelly passed away peacefully in her home on 09/14/22. She was born 01/19/41 to Earl and Ivah Watson in Sault Ste Marie Michigan.
Brenda married the love of her life Robert (Bob) Donnelly, on 11/14/59. Together they raised four children and shared their love with many foster children along the way. Brenda was a hard worker and had many jobs in her lifetime. She retired from Kalamazoo County Friend of the Court in 2003. She loved helping people and making friends. Brenda enjoyed all types of crafts and took up new, elaborate crafting hobbies regularly. She also enjoyed waking up early on a Saturday morning to find the best items at the local garage sales. However, Brenda was happiest when surrounded by her family and friends (who were also family to her) and while rocking her babies, then grandbabies, and eventually great grandbabies to sleep. Brenda was kind, smart, funny, and loving. She will be deeply missed by her family and all that knew her.
Brenda is survived by four children, Robert (Bob) and Peggy Donnelly, Barbara and Jeff (Donnelly) Malone, Scott and Therese Donnelly, Lori Donnelly
Sister in law Andre (Joe) Watson Eight grandchildren, Candice and Rick (Donnelly) Hagen, Josef and Cavelyn Donnelly, Rachelle and Dwight (Munson) Donnelly, Brock Donnelly, Christopher and Alicia Donnelly, Heather and Matt (Donnelly) Gleason, Bradley and Echo Malone, Sami and Michael (Malone) JoseThirteen great grandchildren, Noah, Brynna and Carter Hagen, Oliver and Trevor Donnelly, Jacob Donnelly, Logan and Paisley Gleason, Jaden LaBiche, Coral, Rileigh, Maesyn and Forest Malone
Brenda is preceded in death by her parents Earl and Ivah, spouse Bob Donnelly, siblings Lynn Watson, Joseph Watson and sister in law Ann Watson.
The family would like to thank Elara Caring with special thanks to Sarah and Karen.