Brenda L. Ackward Friday, November 6, 1959 - Saturday, April 29, 2017

Brenda L. Ackward, 57, was born on November 6, 1959 in Helena, Arkansas the daughter of Fred Franklin and Mary Wheatley. Brenda accepted Christ at an early age, At the time of her passing she was a member of Temple of Deliverance. She where she served on the Usher Board and a member of the Mother’s Board. Brenda married Kenneth Ackward on December 24, 1978 in West Helena, Arkansas. Brenda was a very caring person. She was a housewife who loved her family, friends and church family unconditionally. Brenda was called to her eternal rest on Saturday, April 29, 2017. She was preceded in death by both parents. She is survived by her beloved husband of 38 years, Kenneth Ackward of Topeka, Kansas; three sons, Rolenskee Ackward, Aintinio Ackward and Mario Ackward; four daughters, Shalondrea Ackward, Shacrystal Ackward, Tarkisha Ackward and Ashia, Ackward; one sister, Gail (Hubert) Mitchell of Forrest City, Arkansas and other relatives and friends who loved her and will miss her. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel, 723 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas; Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the funeral chapel.

Mrs. Ackward was the sweetest lady known to man. She was always so welcoming and humble. She never made me feel like a stranger, I was always just family. I miss you so much Mrs. Ackward. I can still hear you saying my name and I just keep replaying in my head some of our many conversations. I love and miss you.