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Brenda Rae Emerson, 72, Taylor County, KY

Brenda Rae Emerson, daughter of the late Lewis W. and Elsie Rae (Tungate) Whitley, was born on December 9, 1947. She departed this life on Thursday, August 27, 2020 in Campbellsville at the Taylor Regional Hospital, being 72 years, 8 months, and 18 days of age.

She was known as a giving person; she loved helping others in any way she could. She was a retiree of Fruit of the Loom, having worked there over thirty years. She had an ever-present faith in God, and was a beloved mother and grandmother. She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of God's Grace Church.

She leaves to cherish her memory:

Two sons: Jeff Roark and companion Renee Marcum of Campbellsville, and Timmy Roark and wife Kendra of Monticello,

Six grandchildren: Amber Roark, Christopher Roark, Chad Roark, Kyle Roark, Reese Sexton, and Gehrig Sexton,

Three great-grandchildren,

A brother-in-law: Bradley Fair,

And a host of other family and friends.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Fair.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Emerson on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 1pmET in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Troy Elmore will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, Aug 31, after 10:00 AM until time for the service. Social distancing and mask required.

L.R. Petty Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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