Brenda Jo Poe

Age 66, of Flint, passed away on October 8, 2023. A Funeral Service will be held at 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at Detroit Cremation Society, 8253 South Saginaw Street, Grand Blanc, Michigan, with Pastor Kevin Galloway II to officiate. Family will be present to receive friends  from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, and 3:00 pm until the time of the service at 4:00 pm on Thursday. There will be a dinner held after service at 2408 Nerredia St. Flint, Michigan, 48532. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Jo’s Tribute Wall at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be directed to her husband; Avery Poe.

Brenda “Jo” Poe was born October 17, 1956, in Flint, Michigan at St. Joseph Hospital,  the daughter of Williard DeWeese and Judith (Campbell) Pfeifer. Jo was a proud graduate from Baker College with her Associate’s Degree in Business, Bachelor’s Degree in Business Leadership as well as her Master’s Degree in Business Administration.Jo was also in the dissertation stage of getting her Doctoract’s Degree in Philosophy from Wayne State University. Jo “Bossy” as we all called her was loved by so many. She was always giving someone life advice and trying to lead everyone she knew in the right direction. She was so smart and had the biggest heart. She loved to sing and cook the best food. She always had to have her nails done and have her makeup on before she could go out anywhere. She loved her family dearly and was a huge family person. She always loved teaching and showing others different ways of learning and new perspectives. She always loved to tell us stories about life and traveling with anyone who would listen.

Jo is survived by her beloved husband; Avery Poe, children; Gregory Poe, Travis(Pamela) Brewer, Steven(MacKenzie) Brewer, her mother; Judith Pfeifer, brothers and sisters Marty(Suzie) and Paul(Angie) DeWeese, her grandchildren; Tyler, John, Sandy, Sebastian(Erica), and Catherine(Isaiah) Poe, Hannah(Jose) Botello, Riggs, Riley, Teagan, Theus and Loki Brewer. Many great grandchildren, nephews and nieces including Rachel Mccomas and so many close dear friends.

Jo was preceded in death by her father Williard DeWeese, grandmother Cinda Campbell, and nephew Mitcheal DeWeese.

Jo’s obituary was written by her loving family.


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  1. LaTreeca ( LT) Bardwell on October 10, 2023 at 12:32 pm

    She was a beautiful soul loving and caring person. Joe saved my life when I was down and out and I will always love her for that. May you rest in peace now and I love you and you will never be missed.

  2. Linda Kirby-Kent on October 10, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    While our world has lost one of the most caring and compassionate people I have ever known, Heaven is gaining an angel that has been a work in progress.
    She will be greatly missed, but fondly thought of and remembered.

  3. Delisa Bryant on October 10, 2023 at 3:48 pm

    42 years ago Jo became a sister to me. We watched our kids grow and the birth of our grands . We were both there for each other’s momentous occasions. Girlfriend you’ll be missed but I’ll carry you in my heart forever. Love Delisa & Joe

  4. Jessica dagan on October 10, 2023 at 4:45 pm

    Bossy was always in great spirits, she loved her family and held them close even if they weren’t direct family! The last conversation I had with her was to know my self worth and to be happy and she was absolutely right, life throws us craziness but the love that woman gave everyone made life better! I have all the family in my thoughts and prayers and she was deeply loved by all!

  5. Ellie Neal on October 10, 2023 at 6:14 pm

    Allen I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady and a very kind one. You and all the family is in my prayers love you all.

  6. Michelle Montpas on October 10, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    Thank you for your crazy personality, kind heart, and unwavering friendship.
    Thank you for treating me like family, showing me a new way of thinking, and always listening.
    You were the most authentic soul and I am a better person for meeting you.
    I promise to think of you every day, talk about you, and share your life lessons with anyone who will listen.
    I will miss you forever, Jo Poe!
    Rest in peace and keep “being groovy!”

  7. Sandy Hollenback on October 11, 2023 at 11:46 am

    Jo lived a colorful life and if you spent any time with her at all, you couldn’t help but to love her. Our families spent so much time together in our youth. She brought a lot of
    fun and shenanigans to the lives of my brothers and myself. She and Mike were best friends. I met my husband on a blind date, which Jo found herself right in the middle of, such a good memory. We moved to Arkansas and did not see as much of one another as adults. Regret not reaching out more, we always think we have more time…Jo will be missed and I am sorry for the families loss. Love from Arkansas.

  8. Marcia Peterson on October 11, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    So sorry to hear that Jo has passed. She was a kind soul and a great addition to the Baker Online staff. I only wish I could have known her better!!

  9. Brenda Oneal on October 12, 2023 at 4:11 am

    Jo will always be in my heart as a fun loving and caring person. She had her style and flare that made her Jo. She loved her family dearly and would always have good advice to anyone that ask for it. She was smart and fun to be around. Going to miss her for sure.
    Avery Poe I know I can’t imagine your suffering right now but always know little brother Jo Loved You dearly! I’m glad you had her as your rock! I love you and wish I could be there for you right now! You are my baby brother and I wish I could make this all go away for you 💔. I’m heartbroken for each of us that had the chance to know Jo!

  10. Elvie Aitkens on October 12, 2023 at 8:50 am

    Jo will be missed by all of us who knew her I watched her grow up into the smart young lady that she became.Our families were very and she and her brothers grew up toghere and were very close friends we will all mosh her wit and lovely smile.

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