Brenda Elizabeth Nelms Poag

Born on July 19, 1951 in Chattanooga, Tennessee
Departed on August 14, 2021 in Melbourne, Florida

Brenda Elizabeth Nelms Poag, age 70, of Palm Bay, FL, and Lebanon, TN, passed away Saturday, August 14, 2021. She was born in Chattanooga, TN, and was the daughter of Icey Mae Goodner Nelms and Thomas Spurgeon Nelms, Jr.

Brenda retired from the Social Security Administration. She enjoyed her retirement taking care of her beloved animals and being a Granny to her granddaughter.

Brenda was a graduate of Central High School, Murfreesboro, TN, and Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN.

Brenda is survived by her husband, Harvel G. Poag, niece Pamela J. Truitt (Brad) of Murfreesboro, TN; nephew, Porter Nelms (Shelley) of Murfreesboro, TN; stepdaughter Holli Poag Edwards (Samuel), granddaughter Dixie Grace Edwards of West Melbourne, FL, and several great nieces and nephews.

Her parents and Brothers Thomas S. Nelms, III and William P. Nelms preceded her in death.

There will be no services at her request. Her family will celebrate her life at a later date at the lake house in Lebanon, TN.

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Karen Coltrain from Antioch wrote on August 16, 2021:
Brenda was such a character...truly, one of a kind! She will be both missed and fondly remembered. Sincere condolences to her beloved Harv and the whole family.
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