Brenda S. Rankin, 59

July 16, 2019

Brenda S. Rankin, 59, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Wilbert J. and Irene F. (Meeks) Rankin.

Brenda graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School in 1978. Prior to her disability, she worked as a Personal Caregiver at Conestoga View in Lancaster for more than 20 years. She enjoyed dancing, word search puzzles, and doing makeup, but most importantly loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, her grandchildren meant the world to her. She was an amazing mother & grandmother who enjoyed life.

Surviving Brenda are two daughters, Evelisa Benning, wife of Joseph, and Andrea Rankin, both of Lancaster. Also surviving is her grandson, Jayzhon Benning, and her granddaughter, JaeIzha Benning; her step daughter, Briana Murray of CT; a sister Linda Weitzel, wife of Joseph of Mountville; and a brother Edward Rankin, husband of Shirley of East Earl. Brenda was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and James Lee Rankin and her parents.

A celebration of Brenda’s life will be held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, July 24th at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA, 17543, where a viewing will take place from 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Brenda’s memory may be offered to Hospice & Community Care, 685 Good Drive, P O Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

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July 24, 2019

I am so thankful that you were my mom’s best friend. Nan B and Nan Rankin were the start of unbreakable friendships.  Not only is there generations in family but friends as well.  We were lucky enough to have these lifelong friendships.  The friendship that you and my mom shared taught us what true friendship is. My heart hurts for my “Lifetime Friend” but you raised her to be a strong young woman and I know she will be okay.  I hope you rest easy and please give everyone in heaven a hug for me. You will be missed so much.  
Love Always,

July 23, 2019

Beyond The Stars And In My Heart,                                                                                                                                You’ll Never Be Far Away…..Rest In Paradise…..Whisper Kisses Brenda….. To Evelisa & Andrea and The Grandchildren…..My Deepest Sympathies & Heartfelt Condolences to Your Family……Always…..Karen Jean Thompson-Hafer…..

July 23, 2019

Be at peace sis. You were a true friend that touched my life in so many ways. I will always cherish the life we lived and the sisterhood that we have. Had our phases in life may have taken us on different journey’s within our lifetime but we awlays maintained. I love you sis. No matter what. Always have always will. I believe we will will see each other again. My deepest sympathies to your daugters and family. 
Sharon E Thompson

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Lititz, PA 17543
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