Brenda Joy Padgett

June 19, 1947 - June 7, 2013
Brenda Joy Padgett


Brenda Joy Padgett, 65, of Holly Ridge, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013 at Onslow Memorial Hospital.

Born in Wilmington on June 19, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Earl Grey and Retha Taylor Burroughs. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Holly Ridge. Mrs. Padgett loved taking cruises and spending time with her family.

Surviving, are her husband, David Franklin Padgett of the home; a son, Justin Padgett of Jacksonville; a daughter, Sarah Oxfurth (Kenneth) of Camp Lejune; a brother, Clifford Burroughs (Dianne) of Brighton, TN; a sister, Dean Roberts of Havelock; and eight grandchildren, Timothy, Matthew, Christopher, Johnathan, David, Dawn, Jamie, and Kendra.
A Celebration of Life service will be 3 pm Friday, June 14, 2013 at the home, 214 E. Ocean Hwy; Holly Ridge, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society; 2202 Wrightsville Avenue, Suite 111; Wilmington, NC 28403.

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  • November 11, 2022
    Justin padgett says:
    Hi, mom, me again. I guess you already know but Matthew has come to join you and Timothy as well. That leaves me with no more children of my own, but I know that you will take good care of both of them and keep them in line. They both loved you so much, as we all did, and I know that neither would want to hurt me or you, but it still does anyway. Give Matthew a big hug from me and Dona as well as Sarah, Daryl, Topher, Tater, and Sprocky. It's hard mom, ya know. It wasn't supposed to be this way. They were both supposed to bury me and go on to live full happy lives, but I guess maybe God had other plans for them. I miss you all so much. Tell Matthew I love and miss him and give both a big hug from me. Dona and I are still chugging along, well as near as we can chug I guess. Ups and downs, knock downs and drag outs, but in the end it's a bond we share and a tie that binds so we will be okay. In the meantime we both try to remain sane and take one day at a time. We miss you all so much and I know that Dona feels the pain of my loss as well. I will try to keep my head up and carry on like you taught us. I love you mom.

  • April 14, 2015
    Justin Padgett says:
    Hi mom. Just a note to say that I miss you so much and I guess Timothy did too because he left us to go see you. I hope he finally plays Faded Love for you and I Saw the Light. Now that you have left and Timothy decided to follow there is no Peace In the Valley for me anymore. However mom, I did meet the most wonderful lady ever but you probably already know that. I hope you were able to be at out ceremony last June 7th 2014. I picked that date special. Mom she is so much like you it is unbelievable. She likes the same tv shows you loved and thinks the same way you always did. The things she says remind me so much of things you would have said. She has a fierce love for her family and takes really good care of me mom. She worries about me, my health, my sanity just like you did. Only one drawback though; she is a Yankee. But I know what you would have said, you don't care as long as she is good to me and she is damn sure is. I don't deserve her mom and you know that but I can't help but feel that God told you to find a LADY for me and had you lead her to me. If that's the case thanks mom. Even in death you're looking out for your number one son!! Lol. When you see Timothy tell him how much I love him and we all miss him so much. Please put your arms around him and squeeze the stuffing out of him and tell him that hug is from me. Even my Dona hurts even though she only barely got to know Timothy. I know that if God said to her He would give His angel Timothy back but my angel Dona had to take his place, she wouldn't hesitate to do it. I know this because you wouldn't and she is just like you. Anyway tell grandma, granddaddy uncle John, aunt Lynn, cousins Janice, Frank,Jerry Aunt Willa, granny and granny Kate hello for me. If you see Greg around ask him if he wants to go to Denny's. And don't forget to say hi to Scott's niece Danielle. You remember her? She used to baby sit Timothy once in awhile when she was young. Then tell Timothy to put his arms around you and squeeze really hard. That is a hug from me to you. I love you mom and my heart breaks everyday because I can't help but think of you and my beloved son Timothy. If what I have been hearing is true tell that person to text me and tell me you're okay. Maybe you can get Timothy to sing and play Peace In the Valley for you. I love you mom and Timothy.

  • June 09, 2013
    Goldman family... Roy, Diana, Daniel, Scott says:
    Miss you Aunt Joy!

  • June 10, 2013
    Marsha Smith Davis says:
    To the Family, I am so sorry to hear about Joy's passing. So many memories in growing up with her, her brother and sister. Its been a long time since I've seen Joy but we had some good times in Ogden. God Bless the Family during rhis time of Sympathy.

  • June 10, 2013
    Joyce Cooper Rivenbark says:
    Dean, Clifford and Family, I grew up with all of you In Ogden, and Joy and I were the same age, and went through school together. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.