BelovedTUPELO – Brenda Elaine Lyles Salmi, formerly of Roanoke,VA, passed away after an extended illness January 1, 2018. Ms. Salmi was preceded in death by her sister, Gail Dianne Lyles and her father, Rayford E. Lyles. Brenda spent her formative years in Radford, VA. She was well-traveled, having lived in San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, St. Paul, MN, Stuttgart, Germany, as well as spending time abroad. In her retirement, she moved to Tupelo, MS to be near family. Brenda was well-known for her kindness and generosity to family, friends, and to anyone who befriended her. Her vivacious spirit will be missed.
Surviving are her mother, Frances Lyles of Tupelo, MS, sister Sherry (Nelson) Lyles Gravatt of Tupelo, niece Kristin (John) Gravatt Belvin of Tupelo, her nephews Neal (Brianne) Gravatt of Houston, TX, and Lyle Gravatt of Durham, NC.
A private service will be held for immediate family members.