By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Mrs. Debra Susan Svien Brentnell
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory
Ms. Brenda Joyce Williams Kitchens
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Debra Susan Svien Brentnell, age 62, died on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019, at Ogeechee Area Hospice inpatient facility following a battle with cancer.
    Mrs. Brentnell was born in Seattle, Wash., on February 17th, 1957, to Mr. Donald Lawrence Svien and Mrs. Carol Smith Svien.
    She worked as a school teacher for over 40 years, 15 years in Screven County and 25 years in Bulloch County.
    Aside from her passion for teaching, she was a loving mother and grandmother, and a member at Connection Church in Statesboro.
    She is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Kristy and Kyle Simonelli and Megan and Christopher Wrye; her three grandchildren, Addie Grace, Brooklyn and Charliegh Simonelli, all of Statesboro; her brother, Don Svien of Florida; and her sister, DeLinda Roberts of Arizona.
    The service will be private.
    The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; or to the Bulloch County Foundation for Public School Education, 150 Williams Road, Statesboro, GA 30458.
    Friends may sign the online register book at
    Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, April 26, 2019
Sign the Legacy online guestbook at

Sign up for the Herald's free e-newsletter