On the morning of Wednesday, December 1, 2021, Brenda Elizabeth Law Hamn, 78, passed away peacefully from complications related to Parkinson’s Disease.
Brenda was born on August 10th, 1943 as the youngest of five children to “George” John Simeon and Birdie B Law in Troy, Pike County, Alabama. A bright student who played the flute in the marching band, she graduated from Autauga County High School in Prattville, AL in 1961. With a strong head for numbers, Brenda worked for several years as a bookkeeper with Aetna Finance Company in Montgomery.
In December of 1966 Brenda married John Jeffrey Hamn and they spent 55 years together raising a family of three children. Settling in Chattanooga in 1973, Brenda made lifelong friends and created a beautiful home where everyone was welcomed and loved. As her children married and had children of their own, Brenda loved being a grandmother and always had a sweet treat for the grandchildren when they visited.
Brenda was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and she was always serving the members of her congregation as a teacher and a leader. She served as the Chattanooga State Public Communications Director as well as the director of the Chattanooga Family History Center, a position that reflected her love of genealogical research. Her love for her Savior strengthened her family, her friends and the countless individuals she served.
Diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s Disease in 1995, Brenda showed dignity and strength as she dealt with the debilitating disease. She never lost her optimism and sense of purpose and continued to find joy in life until the very end.
Brenda was preceded in death by her parents John Simeon Law and Birdie B Johnson Law, her sister Margaret Whitehurst, and her brothers J.W. Law and George Law.
Brenda is survived by her loving husband, John Jeffrey Hamn, Sr.; her sons John Jeffrey Hamn, Jr. and Charles Thomas Hamn (Helene); her daughter Therese Elizabeth Hamn Parker; her grandchildren Clare Augusta Hamn, William Watson Hamn, James Rowan Hamn, Aden Slone Parker, John Houston Hamn, Tucker Scott Venable, Tyson Alexander Venable and Lakin Elizabeth Venable; her sister Nell Law Daughtry; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive visitors on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Signal Mountain Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 1160 Ridgeway Avenue, Signal Mountain. The funeral will be held immediately following at 1 p.m. Due to Covid-19, the family asks that you wear masks at the funeral.
The family thanks all of the caregivers, sitters, nurses and the staff at Alexian Village for their loving care of Brenda.
In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to the Parkinson’s Foundation at www.Parkinson.org.
Please share your thoughts and memories online at www.ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com.
Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.