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March 1, 2021
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Your life was a blessing your memory a treasure, You are loved beyond words missed beyond measure.
Brenda Diane Mapp, of Ewing, New Jersey, departed this life to try eternity on Monday, March 1,2021. The Almighty God, in His Infinite Wisdom, called His beloved servant home after a
long and useful life.
Brenda was born at St. Francis Hospital on April 14, 1957. She was educated by the Trenton and Ewing School Systems, and graduated from Ewing High School in 1975. Brenda earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English at Trenton State College (currently known as The College of New Jersey). During her time in college Brenda joined the prestigious Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She pledged and was number 6 of Hidden Strength of Iota Beta Chapter. She was very proud of her membership in this renowned institution.
As a true educator, Brenda taught in the Trenton School system and at the Skillman Center for Boys and Girls. She also worked for the Educational Testing Service. To help those seeking their high school diplomas, Brenda administered GED tests at the Mercer County Community Center at the Kerney Center in Trenton. Before retiring, she substituted in the Ewing School system in addition to tutoring students in her spare time.
At a young age, Brenda was baptized at El-Bethel Baptist Church. Then, she later joined Shiloh Baptist Church where she was a faithful member for many years.
Whether they were short road trips or long vacations, Brenda enjoyed traveling with her daughter, Ashley. She enjoyed making Louisiana styled, gumbo, which she shared with family
and friends. Brenda stayed abreast of current events and loved discussing and debating the issues. Brenda appreciated music and enjoyed singing. Her world revolved around her daughter and family. She always had a smile for everyone with a quick wit and sense of humor. .
Brenda was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Johnnie Mae Mapp; her brother, Robert Mapp Jr., and her sisters, Bettye Roberts and Liz Warner.
Left to cherish Brenda's precious memories are her daughter, Ashley, her sister, Ernestine Austin (Jeffrey); her brothers, Lewis Mapp (Mildred) and Johnnie Mapp, special nieces, Pamela
Marshall and Connie Brewington, a special nephew, Brian Mapp, and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Services will be 1pm Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Hughes Funeral Home, 324 Bellevue Ave., Trenton, NJ 08618. Calling hours will be 12pm until the time of services. Interment will be at Fountain Lawn Memorial Park, Ewing, NJ.