Brenda Lorraine Minick, 71, secretary to the associate director of NASA, retired

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Brenda Lorraine Minick
Brenda Lorraine Minick

Brenda Lorraine Minick, of Williamsburg, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at the age of 71.

Brenda was born and raised in Newport News. She graduated from Warwick High School and attended the College of Hampton Roads. She worked for C&P Telephone Company and the U.S. Army at Fort Monroe. She then went to work at NASA where she served more than 25 years and retired in 1995 as secretary to the associate director of NASA.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Inez Newman and brother, Rocky Newman.

She is survived by her husband, Dutch Minick; sons, Tommy Steele and Brian Steele and wife, Lori; grandchildren, Ashleigh Lorraine, Trey and Jackson; Wayne Steele, the father of Tommy and Brian; sister, Grace and husband Dale Rodman; and several nieces and nephews.

Brenda devoted her life to her family and friends. Her family traditions were very special to her and she loved always being surrounded by her grandchildren. She was a very caring and wonderful friend to so many and was always there for them no matter what their needs. Her hobbies included attending all sporting events her grandchildren were involved in, spending time on the beach and shopping for that special something.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at Peninsula Funeral Home, immediately followed by a memorial service.

A contribution to the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters may be sent to P.O. Box 2156, Norfolk, VA 23501.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Peninsula Funeral Home.

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