Brenda Faye Sanford Eberhardt was born on August 20, 1942 in Washington, North Carolina to Charles and Evelyn Sanford. She passed from this life on November 19, 2011 after a prolonged fight with cancer. She married her high school sweetheart George Eberhardt and that marriage lasted until her death fifty three years later. That marriage produced two daughters, Debra Sunderwirth and Diane Eberhardt. She dedicated her life to Christ as a young adult and taught Sunday School and vacation bible school most of her adult life. She loved working with children and was affectionately known as “Miss Brenda” by hundreds of children that she taught as well as many adults that picked it up from the children. While she was very humble she was actually an accomplished seamstress, cook and gardener as well as being a dedicated wife and mother. She was at home with her husband and daughters when the Lord called her home.
Brenda was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, of the home; two daughters, Debra Sunderwirth and Diane Eberhardt; 3 grandsons, Devin, Jonathan and Preston Sunderwirth; 4 great grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth Lewis and Cammie Philastre along with other family members and many, many friends.