Brenda Whitaker Carden, 75, of Phenix City, AL died at Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital on Monday, March 27, 2023 with her family by her side.
Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 AM (EST) on Thursday, March 30, 2023 in Lakeview Memory Gardens with her nephew, Rev. Andrew Stinson officiating according to Vance Brooks Funeral Home, Phenix City, AL. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Carden was born July 27, 1947 in Phenix City, AL daughter of the late Eugene Whitaker and Gladys Whitaker. She was a housekeeper with Days Inn for many years, ensuring that the guests were well supplied and had clean rooms. Mrs. Carden loved to shop and spend money while spending time with her family and friends. She had the “gift of helps” and enjoyed caring for others, however the light of her eyes were her three sons and the grandchildren. We will miss her every day, but her memories are etched on our hearts forever.
Mrs. Carden was preceded by in death by her parents, Eugene and Gladys Whitaker; her first husband and father of her children, David E. Fortune; her second husband, Billy Carden; her siblings.
Survivors include her three sons, Scottie Earl Fortune (Jodie); Danny Earl Fortune and Shannon Earl Fortune (Michelle); one sister, Norma Pierce; seven grandchildren, Steven Fortune (Kasey), Scottie Hunter Fortune (Maggie), Alexus Gonzalez (Jafed), Danielle Fortune, Nikki Storey, “Little” Bruce Hutto and Tyler Kimbrough; four greatgrandchildren, Josiah, Scottie Luke, Payton and Scarlett Rose as well as several other greatgrandchildren; several nieces, nephews and friends.