In Memory of




Obituary for Brenda Joyce Dickens

Brenda Joyce Parker Dickens was born November 28, 1947, in Madison, AL. She was the eldest of six children born to the late Ollie and Inez Parker, Jr.

Brenda was a graduate of Riverside High School, class of 1965. She also attended the University of Chattanooga (now the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga) for two years.

She worked as a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines for many years. Later she owned her own childcare center, Glenwood Kiddie Academy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; maternal grandparents, Edgar Collier and Mrs. Ora Langford; paternal grandparents, Ollie and Mattie Parker, Sr.; nephews, DeMarcus Williams, KeAnte’ Clemons, and Marcus Burrell.

Survivors include her son, Cedric “Mojo” Dickens; grandson, Dominic Rashard Dickens; granddaughter, Shaneeka Dickens; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Johnny (Diane) Parker, Larry Parker; sisters, Margery (Tommie) Burwell, Shirley Parker, Valerie Parker, and Angela Parker; devoted friends, sister and brother-in-law, Riley and Paulette Walker and Cedric Douglas; 3 uncles, Carl (Elaine) gamble, Jessie Lee Collier, A.J. Collier; aunts, Bobbie Hall, Willie Mae (Alphonso) Western, Emma Jane (Edward) Moore and Mildred Collier and a host of other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers please send a donation in honor of Brenda Joyce Dickens to the American Heart Association-American Stroke Association; Contribution to Encompass Rehab Hospital, 519 E. 4th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404, 423.763.4400

A memorial celebration of life will be held from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm, on Monday, April 10, 2023, in the chapel of John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.