Brenda Kay Fuqua Brenda Cooper was born in Chicago, Illinois, on August 31, 1951, to Geneva Wade and Oscar L. Cooper and was called home to the Lord on November 3, 2021. Brenda was a caring, generous, and disciplined woman who did whatever she put her mind to. Growing up, Brenda was a recracker who was ercely protective of her younger brothers. She was a loving, but stern, no-nonsense mother who had high expectations of her children. Known for her bright smile, quick wit, and sage advice, Brenda was also always helpful and encouraging to those in need. Brenda attended St. Frances Cabrini School and graduated from Providence–St. Mel High School. She married Anthony L. Coleman in 1970 and was re-married in 1986 to Ronnie Fuqua. She spent most of her secretarial career at Amtrak, working in di erent departments, including payroll, accounts receivable, onboard services scheduling, reservations, and the executive suite. A valued employee, she was known for her lightning-fast keystrokes. She retired in 2013 after 30 years of service. A devout Christian, Brenda put God at the center of her life. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, bowling, and playing cards. She relished spending time with family, especially with Ronnie, her husband of 35 years. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Ronnie; daughters, Toni Coleman and Zakiya Liddell; son, Laron Evans; her grandchildren, Khalil, Muriaka, Kyla, Aaliyah, Joliegh, Laila, and Laron Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Makaiya, Kaden, and Kairo. She also leaves behind her brothers, Willie J. (Ida) Cooper, Laguardia “LA” Cooper, Anthony (Ruby) Cooper, Lambert Brown, Alton Cooper, and Ramon Cooper. Brenda will also be missed by a host of other relatives and friends.