Brenda Kay Church Roope, 75, of Hays passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Brenda was born Dec. 10, 1944, in Wilkes County to Aries and Lillian Crysel Church.

She retired from Central Telephone Company after 30 years and was a member of Union United Methodist Church.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, A.G. Church Jr.; and a grandson, Logan Tyler Perry.

Surviving are her husband, Walter Dean Roope; a daughter, Gilda Nicole Church “Nikki” Holman of Wilkesboro; a stepson, William “Will” Roope and spouse, Donna, of Hays; a stepdaughter, Deena Roope Wood and spouse, Bryon, of North Wilkesboro; her grandchildren, Emily Nicole Perry of Millers Creek, Amber Leigh Perry of Wilkesboro, Brenda Hailey Holman of Oklahoma, Tim Roope of Hays, Katherine Williams of Charlotte and Taylor Wood and Ethan Wood, both of North Wilkesboro; two great-grandchildren, Alayna Willis and Chloe Perry, both of Millers Creek; her sisters, Sylvia Church of North Wilkesboro, Libby Davis and spouse, James, of Wilkesboro, Vickie Johnson and spouse, Kemp, of Traphill and Fran Amburgey and spouse, David, of Kernersville; and a sister-in-law, Sissie Church of Wilkesboro.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, at Miller Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Susan Pillsbury Taylor officiating. Entombment will follow in Mountlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 1 until 2 on Sunday, prior to the service.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church, 2257 Boone Trail, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659.

Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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