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Breneszell Richey was born to Eddie Richey and Bessie Brown on November 29, 1960 in Portland, Oregon. Breneszell attended grade school, middle school, high school and three years of college in Portland, Oregon. She was known as a loving, caring,
down-to-earth, loyal, and “real woman”.
Breneszell was a devoted mother, faithful wife (she loved her husband), doting grandmother who was
affectionately called “Momo” by her great grandchild A.J.(Stinky) and a loyal friend. She was the proud matriarch of her family and a great provider. Breneszell was known for her sense of humor and was always laughing with those around her. Her energy was always exciting and contagious; people just loved to be in her company. She was the true definition of a “RIDE OR DIE”
woman and when she loved, she loved hard.
Hard work came naturally to Breneszell. Against all odds, she persevered and realized her dream of not only becoming a
successful entrepreneur, but also empowering her community by providing jobs to those in need. Her business, Our Children’s Daycare, thrived and provided childcare to families across Portland when they needed it most. While facing many obstacles in life, she always pushed through and always landed on her feet.
Breneszell was always willing to share with others and lend a helping hand when she saw a need. People who knew Breneszell will tell you that she often slipped them a $20 bill, or more, when she knew you hit a hard time. She had a giving spirit and never expected anything in return. Breneszell believed in saving for a rainy day and being prepared for the future. She led by example and taught her family and friends how to do the same and be prepared too.
Breneszell was a proud member of Narcotics Anonymous and served in many capacities throughout her years. She was an
inspirational speaker to all who heard from her. The entire Narcotics Anonymous community will remember fondly her spirited sharing. She always kept it real and spoke from her heart.
Anyone who knew or even saw Breneszell was aware of her love for jewelry, beautiful clothing and shoes. She kept her hair laid and make up was always flawless! While she loved to look her best, she loved her family and friends above all else. The beauty she displayed outwardly was matched completely by her inward beauty.
Breneszell lived many lives and in the end, she was living the life God called her for. She had many gifts and was creative with arts and crafts, Breneszell spent years of her life giving back to her community and uplifting those around her. She truly loved God and she exemplified that through her giving and loving spirit. She will be missed dearly by her family, friends and community.
Breneszell leaves behind her husband ( James Jenkins), daughters, Shunteshia Hart-Taylor (Kerel), Shaperryia Lambert, Samantha Jenkins,, sons, Perry Lambert, Duane Lewis, granddaughter, Lachrisia Spinks-Baldwin (Austen), Quiniece Fuller, Aryanna Taylor,, Kennedy Lambert, grandson, D’Andre Smith, Jr., and great-grandson Austen a.k.a. “Stinky”. Breneszell also leaves behind a host of sisters and brothers (The Wilson, Brown and Richey families), aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, god children and extended family. Breneszell always put family first, that is just who she was.
On April 12, Breneszell had an aneurysm and a stroke and God called her home on April 16.
We can all hear her saying “Those that judge don’t matter and Those that matter don’t judge”