Brenda Cross Rimes, 73, was escorted by angels to her heavenly home on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Brenda was born Feb. 18, 1944 in Carthage. She worked in accounting through her professional career with her last place of employment being at Compass Point Security. We knew her to be kind, caring, quick-witted and full of spunk. However, she was best known to be a fully devoted and loving mother. Brenda is preceded in death by her father, Rev. Vincent “Jack” Cross; mother, Linnie Pearl Cross; brother, Charles Cross; sister, Sonya Key; grandson, Chistopher Cross Wood and Corbin McCann. She is survived by her children, John Cross II, Marcella McCann, Michelle Wood and Patrick Adam Cross; her grandchildren Michael Wood,Eugene McCann, Alexander Cross and Matthew Wood. She will also be forever loved and missed by several friends and extended family. Services will be Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at Pine Grove Church of God in Carthage. Visitation for the public will begin at 9:30 through 11 a.m. with service following.