In Memoriam
Brenda Lee Stopp
Sequoyah  HS ~ Student 1980s

Brenda Lee Stopp     PROCTOR, Ok -- Graveside services for Brenda Lee Stopp-Feathers , (Seq. Student 1980s), were held Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 at the Long Springs Cemetery with Reverend Merle Gregory and Pastor Daniel Dallis officiating. There was a Wake Service at the family home on Tues, Nov. 25th.

    Pallbearers include Randy Feathers, Jeffrey Kizzia, Josh Duffield, Steven Bush, Eugene Stopp, and Darren Drywater. Honorary pallbearers include Kyle Drywater, Jimmie Drywater, Tom Deckard, Sam McLemore, Dennis Gourd, Jacob Drywater, Jerrik Rattlinggourd, Jarryn Rattlinggourd, Rayden Drywater, Kenneth Stopp, Shawn Stopp, Kelen Stopp, Raymond Vann, Coy Dreadfulwater, Bobby Slover, Jack Colburn , Joe Feathers, and Jack Sanders.

    Brenda Lee Stopp-Feathers was born on October, 3rd, 1965 in Tahlequah, OK, the daughter of Mankiller Stopp and Linda Vann. She attended school in the Briggs Grade School and later attended Sequoyah High School  in Tahlequah. She met and married the love of her life, Randy Feathers in Fayetteville, AR on March 12th, 2002. Together they raised a family in the Proctor Community.

    Brenda was a hard working woman, she worked as a dispatcher for the Adair County Police Department , a First Responder for the Welling Fire Department, and also as a nurse aide at various facilities.

    Her favorite job was as loving daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother caring for the family she adored. She loved being out doors and enjoyed every chance to go fishing, camping, compete in a horseshoe tournament and being out in the yard. Every year she looked forward to deer camping with her niece and nephew, Julie and Jeffrey Kizzia. She liked going to yard sales looking for a bargain.

    Her family was her pride and joy and she loved doing special dinners for them like her famous fried chicken and frybread, potatoes and brown beans. She had a wonderful sense of humor and spirited personality. She loved anytime spent with her children and more recently, watching her grandchildren grow.

A Christian by faith, Brenda was a member of the Long Springs Baptist Church.

    Brenda's health began to fail her and she went home to her Lord and Savior on November 20th, 2014 in Tulsa, with her family by her side. She was 49 years old. She will be greatly missed for her smile and the love she showed those around her.

    Brenda is preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Glinda Vann Stopp, and by her two brothers, William Vann and Dannie Joe Hodges.

    Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband, Randy of the home in Proctor, and her three adored children, Kyle Drywater and wife Kosie of Flint Ridge Community, OK, Jimmy Lee Drywater and companion Alissa Gourd of Tahlequah, OK, and Nakyiah Sanders and fiancÚ Steven Bush of Vinita, OK. Her legacy lives on in her four beloved grandchildren, Jacob Drywater of Flint Ridge Community, OK, Rayden Drywater of Tahlequah, OK, Jarrik Rattlinggourd and Jarryn Rattlinggourd, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.

We will always love and miss you, and cherish your memory until we meet again.