Brenda June Ireland - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Brenda June Ireland

Born April 21, 1965

Brenda June Ireland (nee Hare), age 52, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at the Christiana Hospital with family members present.

Brenda was born in Wilmington, Delaware on April 21, 1965. At a very young age, she acquired an affinity for drawing which she enjoyed through her adult years. She was a 1983 graduate of Glasgow High School and was proud to be a Dragon. She went on to attend the University of Delaware and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. During this time, she was employed by Bit o’ Scotland Bakery in Newark where she ran the counter and used her creative talents while cake decorating. Ultimately she took a position at J C Penney, where she worked as a Visual Specialist with the responsibility of designing and creating store displays.

Brenda continued with her love of creating art, and in 1999, her drawings were included in the poetry anthology Terrains. Brenda married Redz Ireland in 1998, and the couple honeymooned in Nova Scotia where they both became very fond of the area.

She enjoyed the outdoors and spent time walking the trails of White Clay Creek with her dog, Mysti. She also enjoyed car and truck shows and the Rough and Tumble Museum in Lancaster County, PA. Her love for animals and nature was strongly represented by the many pets she had during her lifetime.
Her tastes in music were eclectic: the folk band Great Big Sea, the Bee Gees, Moody Blues, Santana, and Journey were among her favorites. Favorite genres included Celtic, Folk and Zydeco.

Brenda will be greatly missed by family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Redz Claude Ireland in 2015. Brenda is survived by her parents, Norman A Hare Jr. and June Hare of Newark; siblings, Lynn Allen (Ted) and Norman A. Hare III (Cynthia); and extended family including many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Her family also included her faithful feline companions, Muffy and Mona Lisa.

A gathering for family and friends will be held from 12 Noon until 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 1 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Brenda’s memory may be made to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 or to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Chrisiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.


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  • So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to all Brenda’s family and friends. xx

  • Brenda, I just wish we were able to grow up together instead of a brief meeting once in our lives. I so enjoyed you in the time we spent. I know your family is missing you deeply. I am very grateful that we did eventually meet and spend a little time together. It felt like we had always know each other. Bye Brenda.

  • I worked with Brenda for about 3 years and found her to be a creative and honest person who was always positive and loved to laugh.

    I am glad I got the opportunity to meet and know such a great person. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend her memorial, but I will keep her family in prayers, during this difficult time.

    Brenda rest in peace . Tina

  • I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you always cherish your happy memories you have. And may the”God of all comfort” comfort you at this time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4

  • Sorry to hear about Brenda i worked with her at pennys. She had luch with some girls from pennys about 3 months ago didnt know anything was wrong. She and i lost our husbands at the same in 2015 so talked mostly about them. I am sure she will be missed such a good person. RIP my friend

  • So sorry to hear the news , remember her at bakery. Years ago. Never put it together

    I am out of town , unable to

    Joe and lee mccullough

  • Dear Lynne and Family,
    I am deeply sorry for the loss of your sister. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. It sounds like she was a wonderful, interesting person and you were blessed to have her as your sister.

  • To family and friends, I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Brenda at JCPenney’s and have known Brenda for many years. Brenda was very creative. I enjoyed many conversations with Brenda. She always tried to stay positive when talking to me about her cancer. Brenda will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family always during this very difficult time. Brenda you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Brenda.

  • My sincere condolences to the Hare family. I worked with Brenda at JC penny for a few years. I know she’s resting in the arms of our heavenly Father. May God give you strength in this time of grief. 2: Timothy 4: 7
    I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

  • Thank you, Nancy.

  • My Prayers and Condolences to Family and Friends. I worked with Brenda for almost 5 years at J C Penney’s, Brenda remained strong and determined through it all. I would always tease her in saying that she should have been on the runway doing her model catwalk!! May you Rest In Peace Brenda.

  • My Sweet Sister-In-Law Brenda
    I know you have missed your husband,my brother Redz
    Now I know your heart is not hurting anymore and no more pain for you
    See you soon on the other side
    Love you Will miss you