It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of Brenda Collins on January 5, 2021.
I had the pleasure of working with Brenda at the Arts Council for more than ten years. She took great pride in her position and brought joy to the work and to everyone around her. Brenda’s love for people and interest in them was genuine. Her ability to recall, and later ask about, details of your life and family were nothing less than remarkable. Brenda’s warmth and smile were among her best qualities. She always made sure everyone felt welcome and served as the perfect hostess in life. I will miss her both as my work partner and friend, and remember that I was fortunate to have had her in my life.
Brenda was a proud graduate of Leadership Anne Arundel Flagship Class, Chair for the LAA Cultural Arts Day, and a member of the Anne Arundel County Community Foundation’s Philanthropy Day.
It is difficult to imagine that this wonderful lady has left this life way too soon. Brenda will be remembered as an extraordinary friend, colleague, and a beloved member of the arts family in Anne Arundel County. We extend our sincere condolences to her husband Jim, son Garrett, his wife Allison and granddaughter Alara, and her daughter Gabrielle.
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In lieu of flowers, the Collins Family has asked that donations be made to the Arts Council in Brenda’s name.
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