Brenda K. Gatten Friday, September 27, 1957 - Monday, April 17, 2017

Brenda K Gatten, of New Lexington, went home to sing with the angels the morning of April 17, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Brenda was born on September 27, 1957 to Pearl and Delores Slack in Portsmouth, Ohio. Her mother, Delores preceded her in death in 2008. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Richard D. Gatten; her children, Angela Smith (Dave Sanson), Joshua Gatten, Jennifer Jackson (Joseph) and Amy Parsons (Dan). She was a fun loving grandmother to Marc, Drew, Dontae, Zach, Diamond, Kaylea, Rocko, Brennan, Stone, Ollie, Anya, and Piper. Brenda was loved by her sisters, Becky West (Tim), and Peggy Slack and brothers, Robert Slack (Kim) and Tim Slack (Terri). She is also survived by her Mother-in-Law, Ruth Gatten-Pyle, and several sisters and brothers in law and many nieces and nephews. Richard is a pastor at The Potter’s House in Zanesville, Ohio and Brenda loved to sing with the worship team. At home, she was often found on her front porch watching and feeding the birds. She loved to visit Amish country, enjoying the crafts and food. Brenda loved to spoil those around her with gifts and love. Her laugh and smile was contagious. Though, we rejoice with the angels in Heaven, she will be greatly missed. Calling hours will be held 5 to 8PM Thursday, April 20, 2017 at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME, 1150 WEST MILITARY ROAD, ZANESVILLE, OH. Services will be held at 10:30AM Friday, April 21, 2017 in the Snouffer Funeral Home Chapel with Steve Harrop officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. To send a note of condolence to the family visit www.snoufferfuneralhome.com, like us on Facebook, or call our caring staff at 740-450-8000.

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We were so sorry to see that your sister had passed away Becky.  Too young.  Our deepest sympathies are with you and your family.

To Pearl Slack and Family: My deepest sympathies for your loss. I'm so very sorry you're going through this. If she was anything like Pearl ( her father) I'm sure it's a great loss that will be hard to get over. Prayers that God will give you all the comfort and peace needed to get through this. This part of life is so hard and difficult to understand why it has to be. It's so hard for those left behind. Although it's hard to swallow though it always stands true our loss is heavens gain. I'm sure she's experiencing great joy where she is now.

Tim and Peggy
Danny and I are so sorry to hear this. Prayers for everyone.

Brenda such a sweet, lovely person. I am happy for you that you are dancing on streets of gold, but you will be greatly missed. I am keeping your family and friends in my prayers and asking for God's strength and comfort. I am looking forward to seeing you again.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers, may God surround you with His love and comfort you.Brenda was always such a sweet person, she will be missed!

I want to send my condolence to the family. I wish that I would had got to meet Brenda.  I could tell that she was loved by all.  Richard, I am so sorry for your loss. May the angels watch over you during this time.

Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Virginia L. (Elson) Sims and Lisa (Elson) Graham, Texas