Brenda Joyce petersen, of Dothan, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center. She was 73. Brenda Petersen was born November 30, 1940 in Arkansas and lived the early years of her life there. She resided in Tampa, Florida since 1975 and recently moved to Dothan to be with her daughter. She was a Christian woman always caring for the needsd of others. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed. She is survived by six children, Dory Holton of Tampa, FL, Dona Meyer (John) of Zephyrhills, FL, David jon Hertling of Holiday, FL, Jackie Peterson of Tampa, FL, Patty Coomey (Brian) of Dothan, AL, Lanell Hutcherson of Hickory Flat, Mis; 19 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren also survive. We are in need of your gifts of love so we can put our beautiful angel to rest. This was so sudden that we are not able to fund the funeral. We Thank You so much for your love and we appreciate the help.