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Brenda Nicholson Stacey

September 13, 1943 — March 23, 2024

Brenda Nicholson Stacey went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 23, 2024. She passed away peacefully at home in her sleep at the age of 80. She was born on September 13th, 1943 in Okolona, Mississippi to Glenn and Selma Nicholson.

She attended the Mississippi College for Women in Columbus, MS, and after graduation, she moved to Tuscaloosa, AL where she met and married Richard Bert Stacey. They later moved to Birmingham where they made their home for the rest of their lives.

For much of her career, she served as a treatment coordinator at the Chalkville campus of the Department of Youth Services for the state of Alabama. Here she formed many rich and meaningful relationships that she cherished and continued for the rest of her life.

She loved many things, particularly spending time with beloved family and friends. Many of her relationships involved traveling, which she enjoyed greatly. In particular, she looked forward to traveling to the Gulf Coast with her son, Brandon, and her granddogs. She spent many Spring and Summer months working in her flower and rose garden, which helped her form close bonds with many of her beloved neighbors. Additionally, she was a member of Irondale United Methodist Church since 1992. Her faith found its greatest expression in deeply loving family and friends and by lifting up anyone in need.

A celebration of life service will be at 2:00 PM Graveside, Friday, March 29, 2024 in the Jefferson Memorial Gardens with Minister David Sullivan officiating. Visitation will be Friday, from 1:00 PM PM until 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, given her love for children and her life of service to troubled youth, please consider a donation to the Big Oak Ranch in her memory.

She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Bert Stacey.

She is survived by one son: Dr. Richard Brandon Stacey of Winston-Salem, NC; two brothers: H.L. Nicholson and wife Dorothy of Athens, AL, Danny Nicholson and wife, Rebecca of Houlka, MS; niece: Sherri McPeters of Athens, AL; nephew: Barry Nicholson of Athens, AL.

Pallbearers will be Barry Nicholson, Landon Nicholson, Jeff McPeters, Chase Hester, Justin Collier

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, March 29, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL 35235

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Graveside Service

Friday, March 29, 2024

2:00 - 2:30 pm

Jefferson Memorial Gardens East

1591 Gadsden Hwy, AL 35235

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