Brenda J. Sylvester, 41, of Taylorville, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018 in her home. She was born December 27, 1976 in Shelbyville, Ill. to Mark and Carrie (Ginger) Milligan and they survive in Taylorville.
Brenda graduated from Central A&M High School and earned her Associate Degree in Criminology. She worked as an Insurance Rep. and then as a security guard at Kincaid Generation LLC. She loved spending time with her kids and grandkids and had many “adopted” children that she loved as if they were her own. In her free time, she enjoyed drawing and listening to music.
Along with her parents, Brenda is survived by her children: Kaytlynn (Donaldson), Chris (Trisha) Sylvester, Payton Droke (significant other Kaycee) all of Taylorville, Ill. and Alyie Norman of Oklahoma; grandchildren: Jonathan Sylvester, Bentley Droke, Gracelynn Droke, Wrigley Droke, Zoey Norman; maternal grandfather, Roy Ginger of Pana; brother, Jason Milligan of Taylorville; and nieces, Gabby and Gracie Milligan. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Leonard and Verna Milligan and maternal grandmother, Cora Ginger.
Cremation rites for Brenda have been accorded and a celebration of life service will be held at a later date.
McCracken-Dean Funeral Home is assisting the family. www.mdfh.com