Glenda Lynette Brinkley

Born in Madison, TN on May 24, 1957

Departed on February 8, 2016 and resided in White House, TN

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We gather together to remember and celebrate the life of Glenda Brinkley. The death of Glenda is devastating to us, for she was only fifty-eight, so young, and so very kind. Glenda was a lady who was always compassionate and gentle towards her fellowman. She was enjoying a career as a school teacher and it’s a great shock to many of us, especially the children who she taught, that she is gone. Glenda always had a cheerful disposition towards others. Some words that describe Glenda best were fun, loving, chatty, good hearted and a little bossy at times. She had many interests in life, to mention a few---she loved the UT Volunteers, farming (raising her chickens), basketball coaching, gambling, coins, history, psychology and loving her three dogs, Nike, Amy Bunches, and Abby, and her cat Macy. She enjoyed cooking Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for her family. She had a great passion for other people’s children because of teaching and coaching. She loved traveling; some of her favorite places to visit were Galveston, Washington DC, the Bahamas, UT Knoxville and Vegas. Some of the people that influenced her life the most were her mother and dad, Aunt Maggie, Uncle Victor, Aunt Charlie, the Kennedy’s and Bill and Hillary Clinton. Oh, did I mention, you did not want to discuss politics with Glenda for she would put you down! This is only a part of the life of Glenda, a friend to all of us here, and a great person who has walked the earth. The memory of Glenda will live on in all of our hearts forever.
Glenda was born in Madison, TN on May 24, 1957 to Benny Reese and Lillian Marie Brinkley. Her father preceded her in death, also her brother, Timothy Dee Brinkley and Uncle E. Dee Reid. She is survived by her spouse Alley Ott; her loving mother, Lillie Brinkley, nephew, Matthew Brinkley, nieces, Kattie Rice & Lauren Brinkley Rubinstein, aunts, Charlene Brinkley, Jean Horner and Uncle Jimmy Johnson.  She was a 1975 graduate of White House High School and a 1979 graduate of UT Knoxville.
A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home with special speakers, Mark Reid, Dee Johnson and Lauren Brinkley Rubinstein. Committal service to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Honored to serve as pallbearers are Matthew Brinkley, Mark Reid, Craig Johnson, Jordan Rice, Dee Johnson, and Tyler Johnson.
Family and friends will gather Friday, February 12th from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and again on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until the service.  In memory of Glenda Lynette Brinkley memorial contributions may be made to the Nashville Humane Society, 213 Oceola Ave.  Nashville, TN  37209
Arrangements entrusted to Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, White House, TN 615-672-3936

3 Comments to Glenda Lynette Brinkley

  1. Christine O'Leary
    February 11, 2016 8:15 pm

    I worked with Glenda at Eastwood High School in El Paso, TX. She was funny and honest. I remember her laugh and her witty sayings. Her country charm and Tennessee twang was unmistakable. My condolences to her family and loved ones. I hope all of you who will miss her will soon find peace in your hearts. Christine O’Leary

  2. Hutson Family
    February 12, 2016 10:30 am

    Our prayers are with the entire Brinkley family.

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