Brenda Leigh Campbell- survived by her mother Rosemarie Campbell, older sister Roberta Peters, and older brothers Howard Campbell and Roy Campbell.
Brenda Campbell was the nicest and most giving person you would have ever met. She found so much joy in giving to others and providing a space for people to gather and have quality time together. Family was everything to her. Not just those related by blood, but close friends that became family. Just take a walk in her home and you will see the love she had for people. Their faces smile back at you with all the warmth that she felt. She wouldn’t have had that warmth and love for family without having been taught by her amazing parents.
Robert and Rosemarie had a close bond with Brenda. She was the youngest of five children. As a child, Brenda loved walks while being carried on the shoulders of her father and the comfort of her mother’s amazing German cooking. Of everything they taught her, it was the value of family that shined through the most. She would do everything possible to make reunions, graduations, birthdays or any occasion that brought family together the best it could be. While Brenda had no children of her own, that never mattered. Her nieces and nephews were her kids. All of whom were gladly replaced with her puppy Charlie. Charlie was her companion and helped when family couldn’t always be there. It was a beautiful bond the two had.
Brenda was an accomplished professional. She was known worldwide for her dedication to her job and was held in high esteem by fellow employees. She traveled the world for work and pleasure and built bonds and friendships everywhere she went. If you did any travel with Brenda, you were guaranteed to have a great time with memories you will cherish for years. It can’t be expressed enough how amazing of a person she was. While the loss of her will leave a big hole in the hearts of many, she leaves behind cherished memories .
Brenda was a true spirit of the sea. Whether sitting on her balcony watching the manatees or on the water in her boat, she was at her happiest feeling the cool breeze of the ocean. She loved more than anything, being able to share her passion for sea and all its creatures with everyone. She would kayak in the canals, spend time at the Weekie Wachee Springs, and fish from her dock or on the water. Anywhere that Brenda went, felt like home. She carried with her an ornate ability to make everyone feel welcome.. You could always count on her to brighten the mood on a dreary day and be the shoulder to cry on when things just weren’t going your way. If you were lucky enough to have experienced the “GLOW” that Brenda carried with her, consider yourself blessed. You all now share a piece of her “GLOW” and it is your responsibility to spread the joy that she gave to so many, because everyone deserves an opportunity to experience that. Gone but not forgotten is a term that is often used during times like these, but Brenda will never be gone. She continues to live on with each person she had an impact on. Whenever you find yourself lost, look to the sea. When you feel that cool ocean breeze on your face, just know that breeze is Brenda wiping your tears away.