Brenda Gayle Holzmacher

March 4, 1955 - October 29, 2022

03/04/1955 - 10/29/2022

Past Services

Wednesday November 02, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Funeral Service
Thursday November 03, 2022
10:30 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Thursday November 03, 2022
12:00 pm
Princess Anne Memorial Park
1110 N. Great Neck Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
757-481-1097 | Directions

Brenda Holzmacher gained her angel wings on October 29, 2022. She is survived by her mother Rachel Collins; three children Creedence (Rick), Howard Jr. (Christen), and Andrew (Chase); grandchildren Trey, Collin, Torrence, Tyrus, Nolan, Waverly, Zeke and Alanna; brother Harold; sisters Sheryl (Gene) and Janice (Ken), Sylvia, and Alice; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her father Spurgeon Collins and her sister Debbie. Brenda always put others first. She was a kind and giving person who never wanted anyone to worry about her. She loved her family and friends deeply. Known as Yetta to her grandchildren, she was a country music and Elvis fan. Her favorite television shows were the Golden Girls and The Nanny which is where she got her name Yetta. She gave to others as much as she could and volunteered for years at Kellam High School by running the Celebrate Life Bingo game, feeding the football players, and serving on the PTA. She also loved taking trips with friends and family and enjoyed getaways to Dover, Delaware. Our mom was loved by many and will be missed every day.

A visitation will be held for Brenda on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel. The funeral service will be held at the same location the following day, Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 10:30am. Interment will follow at Princess Anne Memorial Park at 12:00pm.



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Katrina Jacobs
22 days ago

Creedence I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was there for me when I had no one else. She was the epitome of selflessness, love and caring. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great person and will be missed greatly 😢❤️

Paige Yeatman
29 days ago

Creedence, Howard & Andrew,
I am heartbroken to hear about the passing of your mom. She was one of a kind.
Wishing you peace and comfort,

Pat Stancil
1 month ago

Rachel.Creedence, Howard, Andrew. We am so sorry for the loss of Brenda I pray 🙏 that God will bring love peace and comfort to you all in the coming difficult days ahead.
Love Always, Boyce & Pat Stancil. (Uncle & Aunt)

Sandy Craft MacKay
1 month ago

I will miss you dear friend. Fond memories of the Red Hat Ladies will always be with me.

You were there for me when I needed someone to talk to. Your graciousness was undeniable and truly a gift. Hopefully there are chocolate martinis in heaven!

Tracey and Paul Lanteigne
1 month ago

Paul and I were heartbroken to hear this sad news. We first met Brenda through all of us volunteering together at Kellam High. Brenda was always there to help the students. She quickly became a friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May God bring comfort and strength during this difficult time, Rest in peace, sweet lady.

Ann Henley
1 month ago

Creedence and family,

So sorry for your loss, we met several years ago when you and Laura were in school, worked many Bingo games to raise money for after graduating party for students at Kellam
Take care of one another

Sherry Tyler
1 month ago

I met your mom several years ago, when she and her friend visited Memphis to visit Graceland . She was a very nice lady and we became instant friends. We told me about her daughter and illness she was dealing with because my daughter was dealing with the same illness. So sorry to hear this. Praying for your family at this time.

Heather Boyer
1 month ago

Dearest Creedence, Howard, and Andrew,

I am so sorry for your loss. When I think back to the days when I was around your mom, I always saw her as a woman of strength who loved her children fiercly. I will be keeping you all in my prayers as you endure your time of grief.

Much love,
Heather Thompson Boyer
Former Fifth Grade Teacher North Landing Elementary

Robin Davenport
1 month ago

I am so sorry in this lost. Cherish the memories.

Jo-Hanna Hohman
1 month ago

Dear Creedence and family,

A golden heart stopped beating!

Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your amazing mom, Brenda Holzmacher.
No matter what we say or do, we can‘t take away your loss, your pain, your emptiness, or your grief.
But what we do know is that your mom has already felt HIS warm embrace. She is no longer in pain and is dancing in heaven, smiling down on you, your brothers and families with love and admiration. She loved you so very much and was so proud of all of you.
Brenda truly put others first. She welcomed me with open arms when I first moved to the US. We spent many unforgettable wonderful evenings and weekends together.
Your mom will live on in our hearts and in our memories. Brenda is finally home. She has only slipped away. Whatever you were to each other, you still are!
I like to share the words that are written on my dad‘s gravestone. They give me comfort and peace. I hope they can do the same for you and your family.
It merely says „Auf Wiedersehen“ which translate to „see you again“.

With all our love and sympathy,

Andy & JoHanna Hohman