Brenda Eubanks Christmas Mrs. Brenda Eubanks Christmas, 54, of Charlottesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was born on July 17, 1959, in Charlottesville, Virginia, to James Edward and Bessie Eubanks Spears. Brenda was preceded in death by a daughter, Tasha Eubanks. Brenda is survived by her parents; her husband, Thomas Christmas; one son, William "Maurice" Eubanks; two daughters, Toni LaToya Eubanks and Tyrice "Brittany" Eubanks all of Charlottesville, Virginia; two brothers, Lloyd Spears and his wife, Joyce, of Richmond, Virginia, and Donnie Spears of Charlottesville, Virginia; three sisters, Elaine Eubanks Douglas, Toni Spears Dowell both of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Loretta Spears Wayne of Esmont, Virginia; two grandchildren, Kaiden Turner and Caniquia Eubanks both of Charlottesville, Virginia; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. Brenda was a loving, but no nonsense daughter, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother and friend. She was educated in Charlottesville City public schools. She collected and treasured elephants because they symbolized good luck, happiness, and longevity. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2013, at Covenant Church. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Memorial contributions for Brenda Christmas may be made to J. F. Bell Funeral Home, 108 6th St., N.W., Charlottesville, VA 22903. J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralhome.com.