Brenda Amado Marable-Freeman
Brenda Carry Amado Marable-Freeman of Atlantic City, New Jersey, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, February 5, 2021.
Brenda was born on July 13, 1956, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to Molly Eva Wynn Amado and Wallace B. Amado, Sr. Brenda was educated in the Atlantic City public school system. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Virginia State University in 1979. She also studied at Lincoln and Rowan Universities.
In 1981, Brenda married Curtis M. Marable, Sr., and from that union was born her son, Curtis M. Marable, Jr. In 1995, Brenda married her best friend, Larry C. Freeman, and they had a loving marriage for 25 years.
Brenda taught special education and was employed by the Atlantic City and Pleasantville public school systems collectively for 32 years. Brenda retired from the Atlantic City Board of Education in 2012. Brenda was extremely active in the Atlantic City Education Association; Atlantic County Association; New Jersey Education Association; National Education Association (NEA); and very active with the NEA Human, Civil Rights and Minority Leadership committees.
Brenda was a devoted and exemplary teacher. She made sure her students learn to celebrate every holiday and special occasion with the appropriate culinary treats often from soup to nuts that she provided. In addition, she took her students around the Tri-state area to many events.
Brenda joined the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated, Delta Lambda Chapter. She served faithfully in many offices including: Kudos Advisor, Vice President and several terms as President. While President, she established one of her chapter's premiere fundraisers, the scholarship auctions. This fundraiser allowed students to relieve scholastic debt. Brenda's outstanding leadership qualities were recognized at the sorority's regional and national levels. She has been appointed to several positions including: chair of the scrapbook committee and most recently in 2019-2020 she was named the chairwoman of the Anthropos Committee.
Always a loving and giving individual, Brenda over the years has sponsored several Kudos. She would sponsor the young men who were apart of her sororities youth group to attend their teen conference. The conference was educational in enhancing their team building, college preparation, oratorical, parliamentary and other social skills for the Kudos, grades 9 through 12. Brenda Loved teaching so much that she extended her Christian knowledge by being a vacation bible school teacher at Union Baptist Temple, Asbury United Methodist and St. Augustine's Episcopal Churches every summer. Brenda loved the Lord, she attended Union Baptist Temple Church in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where she was a trustee.
Brenda loved children and her family, and she believed in family gatherings. Brenda and her husband, Larry hosted beach parties every Friday for years, and she would feed the community on the beach. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend. Brenda loved Bungalow Park, the neighborhood where she grew up and lived her entire life. Brenda loved the fact that she was close to her parents, who lived around the corner.
Brenda is predeceased by: her parents, Molly Eva Wynn Amado and Wallace B. Amado, Sr.; grandparents, Joseph B. Amado, Roosevelt Wynn and Eva Wynn; special uncle, Edward Amado; cousins, Rosa Amado and Chris Amado.
She leaves to cherish her love and memories: her husband, Larry C. Freeman; son, Curtis "CJ" Marable, Jr., grandson, Samir Ramal Curtis Marable; brother, Wallace Amado (Kimberly); sister, Jacqueline Amado-Belton (Herbert); special niece, Whitney Renee Amado; special cousin, Madeline Amado-Buell; and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services are private. Interment will be 1:30PM, Thursday, February 18, 2021, in Holy Cross Cemetery, Harding Highway, Mays Landing, NJ.
Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc. where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com