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Brenda Lee Smith


October 28, 2019

Brenda Lee Smith

January 20, 1957 ~ October 24, 2019 (age 62)

Brenda "Binky" Lee Smith, 62, of Cass Lake, Minnesota began her journey to the spirit world on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 from the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND. She was born the daughter of Vivian (Brown) and James Smith on January 20, 1957 in Cass Lake, MN.

Binky was a caring and loving friend to all who needed her. A woman who never turned on a friend or her family. She was a true friend who was respectful and was respected by all. Binky lived her life by the following..."Always be true", "Never back down from your word" and "Family before everyone". She was devoted to her family and friends, which was why her house was always full. She will forever be in our hearts.

Family that welcome Brenda to the spirit world are her parents, Vivian and James Smith; siblings, Karen, Glenda, Daniel and Cheryl Brown; aunties and uncles, Frank, Daniel, Rose, Delia, Veronica, Molly and Mike Brown and a special cousin, Sherman Brown, Sr.

Those left to remember her spirit are her son, Shawn Smith, Sr. of Minneapolis; sister, Deborah Brown of Cass Lake; brother, John Smith of Cass Lake; two grandchildren, Alicia and Shawn Smith, Jr .; special friend, Leanne Brown, numerous nieces and nephews, and too many other friends and relatives to list.

The wake for Brenda will begin at 1:00 p.m., Monday, October 28th and continue until her 11:00 a.m. traditional services on Wednesday, October 30th all to be held at the Veteran's Memorial Building in Cass Lake, MN. Allen Hardy will be her Spiritual Advisor. Helping to lay Brenda to rest will be Ken Harrison, Cleveland Harrison, Joseph Brown, Dennis Brown, Jr., Jeffrey Brown, Chuck Headbird, Memphis Brown and Ben White, Sr. Special alternate pallbearer is Gordy Harrison. Her honorary pallbearers are Leanne Brown, Bea Dunn, Mara Folstrom, Teresa McFarlane, Tanya Jones, Marilyn Staples, Darlene Bellanger and all her other friends and relatives. Interment will be in the Prince of Peace Cemetery at Cass Lake, MN.

Brenda's care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at


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