Brenda Ballance Seymour

Brenda Ballance Seymour, 76, died Feb. 23 after a short illness at Elizabeth City Health & Rehabilitation.

Brenda graduated from Ocracoke High School and later attended Kee’s Business College in Norfolk, Virginia. Brenda moved to the Richmond area where she started employment at Long’s Trucking Company.

Brenda was a daughter of the late Henry Scarborough Ballance and Doris Sabra Ballance. She is survived by three stepchildren, Tammy Seymour Dunnington (Mark) of Ruther Glen, Virginia, Doug Seymour of Aylett, Virginia, and David Seymour of Richmond, Virginia. 

She was preceded in death by her late husband William Albert Seymour and stepson Bobby Seymour.

Also, surviving are two aunts, Mary O’Neal of Elizabeth City, and Maude Ballance of Ocracoke. Brenda had many cousins and one special companion, Charles McClain of the home in Elizabeth City.

She was a member of the Ocracoke United Methodist Church and a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, with a private burial in the Ballance Cemetery in Ocracoke following the service.

Memorial Donations can be sent to Ocracoke United Methodist Church in memory of Brenda Ballance Seymour.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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