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Brenda Joyce Austin

March 5, 1955 ~ February 12, 2018 (age 62)

Services will be Friday, March 2, 2018 at the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home, for Ms. Brenda Joyce Austin, 62, of Campbell, Ohio, who departed this life Monday, February 12, 2018 at her home surrounded by her beloved family.

Ms. Austin was born March 5, 1955 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, a daughter of James J. and Bessie Mae Griffin Arrington. She attended South Jones High School in Mississippi, and had worked with Forest General Hospital in Hattiesburg for 14 years before coming to the Youngstown area and working with Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Health Center for 5 years, retiring in 2017.  She was a former member of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, MS and Valley Baptist Church in Farrell, PA where she was a member of the choir.  She was an avid reader, enjoyed baking and watching movies.

She leaves o cherish her beloved memory, five sisters, Mary L. Lee and Linda J. (Charles) Lee both of Hattiesburg, MS, Emma R. Goins of Campbell, Cora D. (John) Gohlar of New Orleans, LA, and Karen A. Jefferson of Akron, OH; three brothers, Clarence H. Arrington of Hermitage, PA, Willie E. (Adrienne) Arrington of Campbell and Noel Evans of New Orleans, LA; two step-brothers, Dale and Darrell Ross both of Pittsburgh, PA; 6 step-sisters, Joyce Easterling, Patricia Jefferson  and Frances Ross all of Farrell, PA, Laura Flint of South Carolina, Jackie Sanders of Charlotte, NC, and Mary Gregory of Hermitage, PA; and a host of nieces, including DeWanda (Armin) Moore whom she reared, nephews, other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Jimmy Arrington; mother and stepfather, Bessie and Benjamin Jefferson; a brother, James A. Arrington; and step-sister, Barbara Lampkins.

Friends may call from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrangements entrusted to the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

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