Brenda L. Bakker


After 56 years of serving others, and following a heroic battle against our common mortal enemy, Brenda Lee (Jenkins) Bakker, of Warwick,  passed peacefully into eternity on Saturday,  August 26th, 2017.  She was surrounded by her family and closest friends. 

Brenda was the daughter of Robert T. Jenkins and Patricia Elizabeth Simms Jenkins Giszack of Orange County.  She was a lifelong area resident and raised her family in Warwick.  Brenda leaves behind a long list of people who loved her dearly, and who are better for having been loved by her.

She is survived by her children, Heather and Matthew of Warwick; her sister Beth and nephew Ryan of PA;  her little brother Todd, and his wife Katherine and nephews Micah, Jared, and David in VA;  and her best friends Paul, Peggy, and Julie. 

Brenda was always the practical one, always the caretaker, always responsible, and lived a life defined by helping others.  She was our rock, and refused to complain about anything.  She was always prepared to meet any need we had whether through the tenderness of a mother or the strength of a father.  She parented not only her own, but many others around her including neighbors, friends, and extended family.  She will be missed beyond measure.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 29th, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick.   Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Warwick Ambulance Corps, PO Box 315, Warwick, NY 10990.



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Sincerest condolences to the family. May the warm memories of Brenda's goodness and love embrace you forever. She was a good person and a loving mother. Dot
Dorothy Zwerin
Love and prayers for Brenda and all of her loved ones.
Jacqueline Bennett
Love and prayers for Brenda and all of her loved ones.
Jacqueline Bennett
Rest in Peace my friend. You were always a bright spot in the day
NormaJo Piggery
My heart is very very sad for youre moms passing.I have known youre mom since we were young. Played with her and youre aunt beth as words can exspress the. thoughts and prayers go out to. Heather and matt..I love youre mom. She is the kindness person I have ever heart is broken for you both..t
Debra. Marshall cameron
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