Carthage, NC
Brenda Lee Stutts, 45, of Carthage passed away Friday April 2, 2010 after a year-long battle with Leukemia at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday at Emmanuel Baptist Church conducted by Pastor Eugene Ussery and Pastor John Chavis. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
A native of Moore County, Brenda was born October 30, 1964 and lived life to the fullest until her passing. She was a member of the Carthage Rescue Squad and a graduate of Sandhills Community College. She was a Registered Nurse, secretary, and case manager for FirstHealth of the Carolinas for a combined 15+ years. Brenda was diagnosed on March 17, 2009 with AML and began a heroic fight for her family and grandson. She was preceded in death by her fathers Lewis B. Stutts and Billy Lee Mercer.
Brenda is survived by son, Jason Blackburn and his wife Heather of Carthage; daughter, Whitney Blackburn, of Carthage; her mother Alice Faye Mercer of Carthage; brothers, Tommy Stutts of Carthage, Billy Mercer II and wife Cherri of Carthage; and one sister, Felicia Mercer Phillips and husband Lee of Carthage; four nieces and two nephews. During her battle she was also blessed with her 10 month old grandson, Triton Blackburn.
The family will receive friends at Emmanuel Baptist Church on Monday from 6:00 —8:00 PM and other times at her mother's home on Sunset Dr. in Carthage.
Memorials may be made to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, MA 01202
Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is serving the family. Condolences: www.FryandPrickett.com.

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  1. I will miss all the stories she would tell and then say \"If you don\’t believe me, you can ask whomever to verify\" which only made us laugh harder.
    I will miss Greg calling her \"38\" after she told him about unloading her gun

  2. We are thinking of you and your family.We acknowledge your loss and will keep you in our prayers.I have many wonderful memories of working beside her for so many years.She was a wonderful person and I was blessed to have had her as my friend.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Brenda\’s passing last Friday. Your pictures show a very happy and close family. Please accept my sincerest prayers and condolences.

  4. I met Brenda while working for Moore County Emergency Services many years ago. I\’ll always remember Brenda as a bubbly, caring person with a zest for life. Heaven surely is a better place with her presence.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of y

  5. Brenda, was my classmate from Carthage Elementary to Union Pines, she was a very nice person. To the family my heart is sadden to hear of Brenda passing she will be greatly missed. Trust God and he will see you through this sad time.

  6. Faye, Tommy
    I am truly sorry for your loss. I just found this sad information out tonight. It hasn\’t been that long I was chatting to her on face book. I\’m sorry I wasn\’t at the wake or funeral. Faye I will come by to see your next week. My heart

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