July 27, 1950 ~ January 12, 2021

Born in: Merkel, TX
Resided in: Bryan, TX

Brenda Black Ingram, age 70, was called to her heavenly home on January 12, 2021.  Brenda passed away at home surrounded by her family.  She was born in Merkel, Texas on July 27, 1950 to Edward and Robbie Black.  She was the youngest of 5 children and per her, she was each and every one of their favorite sister.  She was a housewife and mother, but her greatest blessing was being a Nana to her grand-children.  Anyone that would listen, she would tell them about how proud she was of her daughters and her grandchildren.

Brenda is survived by her daughters, Laura Gilleland and husband Scott of Bryan, Texas; Leslie Luhn and husband Tommy of Franklin, Tx.; grandsons, Tyler Rudasill and wife Megan; Joshua Rudasill, Hayden Luhn and Hunter Luhn; granddaughter, Emma Gilleland; 2 great-granddaughters, Rylee and Zoey Rudasill.   She is survived by her sister, Janet Porter of Abilene, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Nora Black of Clyde, Texas; sister and brother-in-law, Vickie and Ron Schmidt of Bryan, Texas.  She is survived by a number of nieces, nephews and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Robbie Black; sister, Kay Ledbetter; grand-daughter Madison Luhn; and nieces, Kim Akers and Brenda Ledbetter.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony is planned for 2pm on Saturday January, 23, 2021 at the home of Scott and Laura Gilleland, 7844 Lakecrest Court, Bryan, TX.  77808. We ask that you bring to the celebration your favorite memory or story of Brenda – we know there will be many because she was a person that no one will ever forget.

Her family would like to thank everyone for the food, their support, and prayers during this time.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice Brazos Valley.


The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Brenda Ingram 's name.

Hospice Brazos Valley

502 W 26th St.
Bryan, TX
(979) 821-2266

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  1. Brenda was a special person to me. From the moment she came to meet me, we loved each other. And we laughed. She made me feel so good. She told me all the time how much she loved Scott, that made my mama heart happy. I am so glad that we had some deep conversations about Jesus. She spent alot of time studying and growing in her faith. I am so glad I got to walk the last hours with Brenda. We will laugh again.

  2. Brenda was our baby sister, she had the protection of love surrounding her. We would fight any and all dangers to protect her. She was the baby, the last of the siblings and she knew that we all loved her. She could drive you crazy with her zest for life. She would get you up and going even though you might not want to. Not a day, an hour or a minute will pass without us thinking of her. She will be watching over each of us that loved her and we will be together again.

  3. My sincere sorrow for the loss of Brenda…….I enjoyed visiting with her especially at the funtime Casinos…..

  4. Brenda was my cousin. I will always cherish my memory of her. One of my favorites was, I was walking behind her and called out to her how bowlegged she was and walked so (not gracious for a girl) and she came right back with a comment that I wasn’t the most graceful person either. We just had a good laugh over it. Love you cousin always, Gail

  5. So sorry to hear about the passing of Brenda even though I didn’t get to spend any time with her she was my cousin and always loved.

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