Brenda W. Savage

Published 9:43 pm Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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Brenda Wilkerson Savage went to be with her Lord on March 4, 2020. She is the daughter of Marion K. Wilkerson and the late Troy Maxwell Wilkerson.

She graduated from Kempsville High School, attended Radford University and graduated from Old Dominion University. She later fulfilled her accounting degree from Christopher Newport. Brenda served the Salvation Army for more than 25 years, retiring as an internal auditor.

Brenda grew up in a military family, which is where she found her love of travel, from her cruise excursions and mini get-a-ways with great friends to family vacations at the beach and even a trip to Ireland with her mom. Brenda had such a contagious laugh that people around her couldn’t help but laugh, too.

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Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Billy Ray Savage; daughters, Shannon Taylor and Kelly Outlaw; grandchildren, Morgan Taylor, Caitlin Outlaw and Lauren Outlaw; aunts, Juanita Smiley and Janice Irby-Snead; uncles, Don Wilkerson (Betty) and Robert Keegan.

A service celebrating the life of Brenda will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk VA 23435 by Chaplain Cartwright. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends in the reception hall at the funeral home following the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 400 Bank St., Suffolk VA 23434. Condolences may be registered at