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Brenda McManus Crouch

August 29, 1941 - May 16, 2021

Brenda McManus Crouch, 79, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Virginia Beach, VA. Brenda was predeceased by her parents Curnel and Maggie McManus, and her siblings, Jerry O. McManus, Kenneth Y. McManus, H. Reid McManus and Carol M. Dildine. She graduated from Craddock High School, in Portsmouth, VA.

Brenda is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, William D. Crouch, Jr., her daughter Rachel C. Caron and husband Brett, her grandson Tyler R. Caron and wife Sally, her granddaughter Inara G. Caron, her two sweet poodles, Susie and Shellie, her loving nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Brenda was a loving daughter and sister, a devoted wife, a caring mother, a proud grandmother, a loving friend, a former Youth leader alongside her husband at Knox Presbyterian, a former PTA Treasurer, and a former Teacher’s Assistant at Kempsville Elementary. Brenda was a member of Suburban Christian Church, and a proud member of her cancer support group “HUGS”, where she was such a great support to so many of her beautiful friends who were battling cancer. She was a true angel and care giver to so many.

Brenda had the sweetest spirit, and the humblest loving soul, despite the hardships she faced with her health for the last 25+ years. She fought and beat cancer at just the beginning of her health struggles. She never let it stop her and was known for her strength and determination for not letting her pain define or control her life. She was a light in many peoples lives, and now sings and dances at the feet of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, with no pain, no physical limitations, rejoicing freely with family and friends who went before her.

Her family would like to say thank you to her team of doctors, nurses and employees at her various healthcare provider’s facilities; the local Rescue Squads; the doctors, nurses and care teams at Sentara Leigh Hospital, Virginia Beach General Hospital, and lastly, Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, who helped her in her final hours. Thank you all for caring for our dear Brenda.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, 5033 Rouse Dr., Virginia Beach, VA. A graveside service will be held Wednesday May 26, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Meadowbrook Memorial and Cremation Gardens, 4569 Shoulders Hill Rd., Suffolk, VA, and will be officiated by the Rev. C. Todd Haynes. In lieu of flowers Brenda requested memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society at or the Kempsville Rescue Squad in her memory.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Time: 11:00 am


Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens

4569 Shoulders Hill Road
Suffolk, VA 23435

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