Brenda Jones

Obituary of Brenda Jones


Brenda Faye Jones of West Columbia, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018.  She was born to Ansel Ray and Carrie Lee (Hellams) Kanning on February 9, 1944 in Laurens County, SC.  She was a devoted wife to Jackie C. "Russ" Jones, a loving momma, granny and nanny.  She loved to sew and make anything for her "babies" whether it be a Halloween costume, curtains, or pillows, she prided herself on being able to duplicate anything that she saw in a store.


She was her happiest when she was spending time with her family, especially her grandbabies and her great-grandbabies.  She was always the life of any family gathering and was notorious for giving each child born a nickname.  She will be sorely missed by anyone that had the pleasure of meeting her.


In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters, Brenda Ann Lynn, Tami Hersey (James); step-son, Ronald Smith (Jan); grandchildren, Tiffany "Half Pint" Mitchell, Michael "Beary" Lynn (Paige), Tabitha "Rabbie" Smith (Jimmie), Taylor "Lar Lars" Hersey, Meaghn "Brookie" Lynn; and great-grandchildren, Riley "RiRi" Lynn, Addison "Sammy" Smith, Campbell "Poo Baby" Mitchell, Ayden "Little Man" Smith; sister, Nancy Joann Johnson; brothers, Steve Kanning (Linda), Randy Kanning (Debra); and many nieces and nephews to whom she was affectionately known as "Mimi".


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband F.L. Campbell and sisters, Doris Garrett, Mildred (Mink) Burnett, and Carolyn Garrett.


The family would like to thank the entire staff on the 6th floor of Lexington Medical Center South Tower who showed her love and compassion as well as her family during her stay there and also Pastor Bob Cantrell who had a profound impact on her during his visit.


The family will receive friends at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Thompson Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel.  Interment will be at Southland Memorial Gardens.