Brenda Sue Lorenz

CENTRALIA — Brenda Sue Lorenz, 68, of Centralia passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at her home.

Brenda was born April 3, 1952, in Louisville, KY, the daughter of Jack and Dorothy (Morris) Weatherford.

Brenda is survived by her daughter: Veronica and husband Doug Mansker of Bartelso; one granddaughter: Amber Jobe of Centralia; four grandsons: Dakota Jobe of Bartelso, Andrew Bodine of Carlyle, Jacob Little of Edwardsville, and Chandler Mansker of Bartelso; one great-grandson: Ayden Disque of Centralia; one brother: Bill Weatherford and wife Ada of Salem; five sisters: Donna Holman and husband Larry of Kentucky, Bonnie Hood and husband Johnny of Kentucky, Sandra Tabor and husband Thomas of Salem, Andrea Weatherford of Salem and Joyce Weatherford of Salem; and several nieces and nephews.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents: Jack and Dorothy Weatherford and three sisters: Doris Weatherford, Patricia Daley, and Sharon Colman.

Brenda received her GED in 1984 at Kaskaskia College in Centralia. She was a dedicated worker till she was forced to retire. She has worked at many gas stations in Centralia throughout the years and met a lot of friends. She was a frequent customer of Circle K in Centralia where she would try her luck at playing scratch-offs. She was known for being the lucky lady. She loved spending time with her family. She would spend every Friday at her sister’s house playing Yahtzee or Kismet. She also loved being Mimi to her only great-grandson: Ayden Disque. She was known for being a stern but sweet soul. She will be missed.

Per Brenda Lorenz family’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and services will be at later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the family and will be accepted at Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to Brenda’s family.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting and the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home Facebook page.