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Brenda Sue Cantrell, 57, Arlington, Va.

Brenda Sue Cantrell, 57, of Arlington, Va., formerly of La Plata, died Jan. 1, 2012, at Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington.

Born April 26, 1955, in Charleston, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Carmel Venson Cantrell and the late Erma Bell Myers Cantrell.

She was the youngest of eight children. She formerly lived in Elkview, W.Va., Colonial Beach, Va., and La Plata before moving to Arlington.

She had friends at Community Integration Center in Arlington and friends and caregiver staff at her group home in Arlington.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Virgie Louise Hall; brother, Ivan Herald Cantrell; and nephews, Garry Cantrell and Jerry Withrow.

She is survived by her brother, Marshall and his wife Kay Cantrell of Chaptico; and sisters, Barbara and her husband Dave Hostetler of Hollywood, Lorita and her husband John Buzzanca of Gainesville, Va., Margaret and her husband Cecil McCutchen of Nitro, W.Va., and Debbie and her husband Jerry Pietroski of Princess Anne.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of service at noon Jan. 5 at Raymond Funeral Service, La Plata. The Rev. Mark Roberson will officiate. Burial will take place at Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery, King George, Va.

Pallbearers will be family members.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Residences Inc., 14160 Newbrook Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151.

Arrangements are being handled by Raymond Funeral Service.