April 29, 1948 - January 2, 2022
Funeral Service will be Live-Streamed on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 12:00 PM EST. Visit the Tribute Wall above to view the Live/Recorded Webcast. Brenda Louise Mincey was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey on April 29, 1948 to the late Henry Clay and Ellen Rose. On the early morning of January 2, 2022 Brenda transitioned from her current home to her new home not made by man after a lengthy illness where there is no pain. Brenda attended the Montcair School system and shortly after graduating she married her lifelong childhood friend, sweetheart and confidant Riley H. Mincey. To this union they were blessed with two son's Riley D. Mincey and Tyran G. Mincey. Brenda and Riley enjoyed their true love for one another over sixty years while raising their children and spending time their family and grandchildren. With no questions asked she was the foundation and rock of her family, sisters, brothers, neices and nephews. She was always willing to help without being asked. In her quiet, but gentle manner Brenda loved, supported, guided, quietly and peacfully all whom she knew. Having served the Montclair community along with the development of youth as a teacher's aide for more than thirty five years in the Montclair School system. She demonstrated an incredible charisma for children. Brenda in her gentle nuturing way became a cornerstone for the growth of hundreds of children as well as a favorite to parents who were fortunate enough to have known her. As an artist/beautician, she worked her whole life to help others bring out their beauty within through her skilled applications of her self taught and formal cosmetology licensed education. She was predeceased in death by her parents Henry Clay and Ellen Rose, sisters; Rita Claiborne and Sharon Drake, and brothers Kerry Drake and Vincent Clay. She will live in the hearts and minds of those she loved and those who loved her; her loving husband of 56 years Riley H. Mincey, her sons Riley D. Mincey, Tyran G. Mincey (Nicole), grandchildren Tiana Marie Kelly (Gavin), Safari Mincey, Nigel Mincey, Dakota Rae Mincey; sisters Karon Drake, Debbie Drake, Donna Drake, Thelma Drake, Kathy Clay and Michelle Clay; brothers James Drake, Lance Drake, and Henry Clay jr; Uncle William Rose (Betty), step mother Shirley Clay, along with a host of other family members and friends, far too many to mention. Even during times of social distancing, anyone who has suffered a loss deserves love and support more than ever before. Let the family know you care by leaving treasured memories, thoughts and prayers on the Tribute Wall.
Funeral Service will be Live-Streamed on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 12:00 PM EST. Visit the Tribute Wall above to view the Live/Recorded Webcast. Brenda Louise Mincey was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey on April 29, 1948 to the late Henry... View Obituary & Service Information
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