Brenda Dale (Watson) Schuster, 63, received an urgent call from her Lord and savior early Monday morning, November 14th, 2016. First on the agenda once she reaches the pearly gates will be a huge reunion with family and friends many of whom she has not seen in a long time. Everyone patiently expects to wait a few extra hours for her grand entrance staying true to her beyond fashionably late timetable.
Brenda was born on July 20th, 1953 in Fort Worth, Texas, the eldest daughter to parents, Martin Taylor Watson and Beverly Irene (Bowne) Watson. She earned her Bachelor's in Philosophy from West Virginia University in 1998 and graduated from with a Master of Counseling degree from Marshall University, 2001 and was licensed in Social Work.
To say Brenda was a social being would be an absurd understatement to anyone who had the pleasure of her company. Brenda was a bright, nearly blinding light that warmed all that she touched. A servant of God, an advocate for children, a defender of the underdog, a fast friend to strangers, an outrageous storyteller, a progressive thinker, a welcomed comedian, a talented musician, a shoe and handbag enthusiast, a maker of belly buttons, and a surprisingly quick tennis opponent. A vibrant soul. She had the biggest heart of anyone and she was truly one-of-a-kind. There is no doubt that she will reach out to us from heaven in small, or let’s get real, likely demonstratively over-the-top ways as she watches us from up above. She was much loved and will be dearly missed by all of us as she joins a choir of angels.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Martin Jay “Tay Bay” Watson.
She is survived by her loving son, Henry Alexander Schuster, his girlfriend, Tiffany Latta, and her daughter Madelyn of Keyser, WV; her sister, Marjorie Katherine (Watson) Landis and husband Ray of Davison, MI; forever daughter-in-law, Desiree “Dezi Lou” Schuster of Romney, WV; and forever sister-in-law, Jan Susan Watson of Lusby, MD. She was a treasured aunt to James Christian Landis of West Hollywood, CA; Rachel Anne Watson of Dallas, TX; Megan Lee Watson of Asheville, NC; and Olivia Mae Watson of Lusby, MD. She also leaves behind numerous devoted friends, extended family, and the many kids that she advocated for over the years.
A Memorial Service for Brenda will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Keyser, WV at 1:00 P.M. with the Rev. Sally Bartling officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 A.M. until the time of service. Inurnment will be at Potomac Memorial Gardens in Keyser, WV.
The Fredlock Funeral Home, Piedmont, WV. is assisting the family with arrangements.