Brenda Celli

August 3, 1940 - October 17, 2011
Brenda Celli

Brenda Celli, a resident of Wilmington NC, passed away very unexpectedly Oct. 17, 2011.
She was born Aug. 3, 1940 in Vestaburg Pa. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Wilmington.

Prior to her retirement, she worked as an office manager for Ranger Investigation in Greensburg Pa. and
was a wonderful homemaker and mother. She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, John Celli in 1993 and a sister Beverly Petrone in 2001.

She is survived by her son, John Celli and his wife Nancy of Winnabow NC, a daughter Johnna Ballew and her husband Tom of Wilmington NC, a granddaughter Christen Tedder and her husband Robert of Fayetteville NC,a sister Bondi Sharp of Tucson AZ and her faithful companion Nikita her eskimo spitz.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 at 12:15pm at Liberty Baptist Church, 7957 Market St, Wilmington NC. Any flowers should be sent directly to the church.

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  • October 25, 2011
    Bill and Linda Watson says:
    Dear Johnny Joe and Johnna, So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom...we want to extend to you our sympathy and prayers during this difficult time...God Bless..Love, Bill and Linda Watson

  • October 25, 2011
    Mark Kuhns says:
    Johnna, call me sometime. 724-691-4417. I'm so sorry, so many fond memories.

  • October 26, 2011
    Edward A Miller says:
    My sincere condolences to the entire family. I send my special sympathies to my friend, Johnna, at the loss of her mother. My prayers are with you.

  • October 20, 2011
    Lonnie Celli Family says:
    AUNT BRENDA YOU WILL BE TRULY MISSED! NOT ONLY WERE YOU A GREAT MOTHER & AUNT YOU WERE A TRUE BLESSING TO BE AROUND. WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE YOU IN OUR MIND AND HEARTS! MISS AND LOVE YOU ALWAYS, lONNIE, Debbie, Adam, and Sandy Celli

  • October 21, 2011
    Pastor and Wanda Tilly says:
    She was a great lady. She will be missed. Thank you for sharing her with us. May God's grace be sufficent during your time of loss