Mrs. Brenda Joyce Jelley Paradis, age 77 a resident of Lakeland passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019 at home with her family. Mrs. Jelley was born June 26, 1941 in Rossville, Georgia to Clyde Houston and Effie Lee (Pettyjohn) Chastain. She was a Polk County resident since 1972 coming from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Brenda was the 1st female Production Supervisor of Piper Aircraft, Martin Marietta, owner/operator of several greenhouses/nursey’s, was an avid hunter, fast pitch softball player (traveling & national softball league winner) and enjoyed traveling to their summer home in Canada. Brenda adored her grandchildren, great grandchildren and daughters. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband love of her life – Norbert Paradise; father of her 3 daughters – Mike Jelley; brothers – Sonny & Johnny and 3 sisters – Doris, Virginia & Marie. Brenda is survived by her loving & devoted family; 3 Daughters: Patricia Minor of Lakeland, Terrie Wyatt of Lakeland, Michelle (Wayne) Gray of Polk City. Brother:Raymond (Yvonne) Chastain of Chattanooga, TN. 2 Sisters: Barbara Thomas of Chattanooga, TN. Evelyn “Sis” Leming of Rossville, GA. 3 Grandchildren: Maranda, Cody & Jacob. 5 Gt. Grandchildren: Christian, Colton, Brantley, Jacob II & Albany.
A celebration of life gathering will be held 4:00 pm Saturday, March 30th at her daughter’s home.