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Brenda Ann Cliett-Stradford 

Brenda Ann Cliett-Stradford 

The late Brenda Ann Cliett-Stradford better known as (Cliett). Was born June 18th 1953 to the late Jimmy and Lottie Cliett of Crawford County Roberto Georgia.  After a long illness Brenda made her transition from this life to Glory on Wednesday May 19th, 2021 at 6:00 P.M at the Jefferson Hospital in Cherry Hill New Jersey.


Brenda went to Peach County Elementary School in Fort Valley Georgia. Brenda was baptized at a young age at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Fort Valley Georgia. Brenda was taught to love the Lord by her mother Lottie Cliett. Brenda moved to the state of New of York after the passing of her mother. Brenda completed her education in Rochester New York where she received her High School diploma.


Brenda began her work at the Jewish Cancer Society organization for where she worked many years. Once she completed her work at the Jewish Cancer Society she became a dietitian for The Aleen Logan pre-school in the Bronx. When Brenda was no longer working she took care of many people. Brenda would feed and clothe the hungry and destitute.


In 1978 Brenda joined the Greater Zion Hill Baptist Church under the Leadership of the late Pastor Reverend Dr. Frank J. Blackshear. Brenda immediately became active in the life of the church volunteering her services to various ministries; Brenda was active in the Adult Choir after the Adult Choir, Brenda became the assist matron to Caroline Williams. While working with Caroline Williams they created and made choir robes for the children. Brenda worked alongside Caroline William’s until she became President/Matron over the children’s ministry, also being a part of the youth ministry Cliett wrote and directed The Greater Zion Hill’s Christmas and Easter plays. Brenda also introduced and conducted for many years the Tom Thumb wedding fund raiser. Brenda was also organizer of the annual Christmas give away for the seniors and children. Brenda also created and distributed Easter baskets alongside the matrons.  Brenda was also the President of the missionaries where they were active in the New York Missionary Association.


With the Spirit of Lydia Brenda began a yearly coat and clothes drive. Where she contributed coats and clothing to the needed as well as the homeless. Brenda was also involved in the AIDS of New York and vicinity association. Brenda was very instrumental along with The Wholeness Baptist Church getting children’s clothing to the New Orleans Katrina hurricane victims.


Once Brenda relocated to New Jersey she became a member of the Spirit and Truth Worship Cathedral under the leadership of Bishop Michael J. Freeman and Pastor Imani Robin Freeman where she was lovely called Mother Brenda.

Brenda’s warm and generous personality allowed her to make and remain friend’s with everyone she met. She was known for her smile kind words and her unselfish desire to lend a helping hand.


Brenda is preceded in death by her parents Jimmy and Lottie Cliett her brother’s Cornelius, Benny, Edward, Joseph and Thomas Cliett. Her sister’s Mary Ann Cliett twin sister Linda Cliett and her sister Lauritha Cox.


Brenda leaves to mourn her husband Anthony Stradford. Children Monique Cliett (daughter) Marcus Cliett (son) Hollis Forteau (son) Frederick David (son) Xavier Mussenden (son) and daughter Gloria Forteau.. Grandchildren: Dashawn Cliett, Amillyona Forteau. Elijah Lesane and Omarion Owens. Her sister Shirlene Chambers (Clarence Chambers) Jacksonville Ala. Brother Jimmy Cliett (Joyce Cliett) Atlanta Georgia Julius Woodson(Tommie Woodson) Fort Valley Georgia  Michael Cliett (Thelma Cliett) Colorado Springs Col..  Her extended son and daughter Shaleed and Tinisha Williams along with her 12 extended grandchildren. Nieces Mary Ann Cox, and Cynthia Cliett, and nephew Eugene Cox along with a host of other nieces and nephews and godchildren.


Mommy, we all love you, we cherish you, we thank God for having this time with you; but GOD loved you best.



Life celebration service will be held Friday, May 28, 2021 11am at the First Baptist Church, 22 Main St. Robbinsville, NJ. Family and friends may view from 10AM until time of service. Interment: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Pemberton.


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