In addition to her husband of 49 years, Bob Mott, she is survived by: her daughter and son-in-law, Paige and T.R. Williams of Charleston, S.C.; a son and grandson, Paul and Keegan Mott of Louisville, Ky.; a brother and sister-in-law, G.L and Athel Carroll of Ravenel, S.C.; and a brother-in-law, John Shealey of Charleston;
She was preceeded in death by her sister, Vera Shealey, formerly of Charleston. Brenda had nine nieces: Andi, Pam, Deborah Ann, Tass, Sue, Betty Ann, Lynn, Julia and Claudia; and 12 nephews, George O., Randall, Dwayne, Bob V., Mike, Tom, Bob S., Kirk, Tillman, Jack, Phil and the late Scott.
Brenda was born Oct. 14, 1943, at Baker Sanatorium in Charleston to the late Ervin LaRoche Carroll and Nettie Muckenfuss Carroll of Ravenel, S.C. She began her formal education at Delmar and Judge Smith Elementary schools; graduated from St. Paul’s High School of Yonges Island, S.C., and Palmer College of Charleston. Brenda was named Miss Palmer College 1962.
Brenda held a variety of jobs throughout her life, beginning as a bank teller for C&S National Bank. Some of her jobs included: secretary at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, social director for Driftwood on the Ashley, retail clerk of fine jewelry and handbags at Belk.
While in Clayton, Brenda worked for Sharon’s Hallmark and the Rabun County Board of Elections. Most recently, she volunteered as treasurer for Covecrest Property Owners Association and was a faithful weekly volunteer at the FAITH thrift store. She loved animals, gardening, nature, shopping and talking.
Brenda and Bob moved from South Carolina to Texas, retiring to the mountains in Clayton in 1997. Wherever Brenda lived, she became very active in a local Baptist church, attending regularly and helping out with vacation Bible school. Her memberships have included Sauldam Baptist Church in Ravenel; First Baptist Church and Fort Johnson Baptist Church in Charleston; First Baptist Church of Presidio, Texas; First Baptist Church of Ballinger, Texas; and Liberty Baptist Church, Tiger.
A memorial service for Brenda will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Clayton Presbyterian Church at and 2 p.m. Sunday at Sauldam Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent by check to the Sid Weber Memorial Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 485, Rabun Gap, GA 30568.