Brenda Kay (Willis) Whitney, 62 of Snyder, TX passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2022, in Lubbock, Texas.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 11, 2022, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. in Amarillo.
She was born August 2, 1959, in Borger, TX to Opal Kerley and William Floyd Willis. After spending her early years in Pampa, the Willis family moved to Wellington where Brenda later graduated as Salutatorian from Wellington High School in 1977. She then went to Northwest Texas School of Nursing where she completed her training in 1980 and started her nursing career at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo. During her time at Northwest, Brenda continued her education at West Texas A&M University where she graduated with Honors with a Bachelors of Nursing in 1995. With years of dedication to her profession, she became Charge Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit and celebrated 25 years of service before making a career transition. Brenda started in a new nursing role when she began working at Texas Tech Utilization Management as Director of Utilization Management. After more than 24 years with Texas Tech, Brenda retired in 2020.
While dedicating her life to nursing, Brenda started a family while living in Amarillo and working at Northwest. Brenda moved to Claude in 1992 where she raised her two beautiful daughters, Rhianon and Sarah. Life in Claude was filled with the joys of her children, laughter with her sister and being close to her family and a circle of wonderful friends.
With her retirement, Brenda moved to Snyder in 2020, and was blessed to be close to her daughter Sarah when her granddaughter was born in 2021.
She was preceded in death by her father William Floyd Willis in 2002, her mother Opal Kerley Wills in 2012, and her sister Teresa Collins in 2013.
Brenda is survived by her two daughters, Rhianon Whitney of Houston and Sarah Martin and husband Logan of Snyder and her precious granddaughter, Delilah Kay.
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3 Replies to “Brenda Kay Willis Whitney”
Sarah, Rhiannon and family, I am s sorry for your loss. Your Mom was my Charge Nurse for many years. I was a young nurse at the time. Your Moms support, care, and leadership will forever be remembered and appreciated! I remember her fondly. Prayers for comfort n the many difficult days to come.
Sarah and Rhiannon,
May Gods Peace be with you and your family. I was a young and impressionable Nurse when I worked with Brenda. She was an exceptional Nurse and Leader! She had an amazing ability to make sure all of us novice Nurses rose to the occasion. Her smile was infectious and her eyes were kind. And she had Great taste in music “fleetwood Mac” 😉 Her leadership and nursing skills have always been imprinted on my heart.
She will NEVER be forgotten. May her BEAUTIFUL soul rest in peace…..
Sarah and Rhiannon, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a fabulous nurse and wonderful mother. I talked to her a couple of months ago and she was so excited about becoming a grandmother. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers