Brenda Sue McCally Dodd was born January 22, 1952 in Charleston, South Carolina as a “Navy Brat”. She was the 2nd of 5 children and the only girl born to James Dallas and Betty Lee McCally.
She was preceded in death by her mother, her father, and her brothers: Patrick Thomas and Phillip Simoneaux,
Brenda graduated high school in Pensacola in 1970. She joined the military to pursue a career in nursing.
In June of 1980, Brenda met Sam while stationed at Dover Air Force Base. It didn’t take Brenda long to realize that Sam was the love of her life. They married on Sam’s Birthday in 1981. Brenda was transferred to Little Rock Air Force Base in June of 1983. In her 6th year of active duty, she converted to reserve status. While in the Air Force Reserves, she obtained her LPN. She maintained her certification until her passing.
Brenda helped Dr. Paul Valentin-Stone open his office in 1985 and worked for him for over 20 years as a Nurse and Office Manager. Dr. Stone became a part of Brenda’s family. After retirement, she was a florist-designer, and worked as a nurse for an optometrist.
While Brenda enjoyed being on the beach, her family and being Granny “D” gave her the most joy.
Brenda passed away on January 11, 2020 surrounded by her children and loving husband.
She is survived by her husband, Samuel Dodd; her daughter, Jennifer (& Russell) Roche; her son, Luke (& Jennifer) Harris, and grandchildren: Anthony Mays, Tristen Roche, Brayden Roche, Cole Harris, Dylan Harris; her brothers: David (& Linda) McCally & Daniel (& Christina) Thomas, Jr. and special friends Rick (& Deb) Harris.
A service is planned for her on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 1 pm on what would have been her 68th birthday at the Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery in North Little Rock.
Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400