Brenda Joyce Rhye, age 55, of Nortonville, KY passed away on July 16, 2022 at Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville. Born on April 12, 1967 to Dorothy Minton Rhye and James Franklin Rhye, She was a graduate of Madisonville North Hopkins High School and she obtained an Associate Degree from Madisonville Community College. Brenda had a unique variety of collections that she treasured. She loved watching movies and had a deep love for reading. Brenda even authored a book. She worked at Walmart; but, the job that she was most passionate about was reading to children at the Madisonville Library. Brenda loved her family and was always concerned about her cousins and their children. Brenda was of the Pentecostal faith and attended church when her health allowed at the Praise Temple Church in Madisonville; and, most recently she attended the Sanctuary Church in Nortonville. Brenda faced many challenges in her short life; but she faced them with grace and dignity. She grieved for the loss of her parents; but, she was loved by her remaining family and friends.
Survivors include four uncles, four aunts and additionally their wives and husbands and many cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents; two infant sisters, Rebecca Ruth and Joyce Faye Rhye; grandparents, Henry and Lillie Minton and Archie and Laura Rhye.
A visitation will be held Saturday, July 23, 2022 from 12:00 PM until the funeral hour at 1:00 PM at Beshear Funeral Home, Dawson Springs, KY with Rev. Paul Minton officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery near Madisonville, KY.