Brenda Hester Perricone

On December 19th, Brenda Hester Perricone passed away peacefully at the age of 82 in Cypress, Texas.

Brenda, a fourth generation Texan, was born at home in Corpus Christi. For most of her life, she continued to live on or near the Texas Gulf Coast. Her childhood memories of watching her mom cook breakfast on the beach while her dad fished, were permanently etched in her mind. She often stated that she was drawn to the water and in awe of the dunes.

She was an elementary teacher, a voice in government spearheading The Texas Political Action Committee in Austin, and later, a real estate broker, managing the Keller Williams Clear Lake location for many years until her retirement.  Through her volunteer efforts, manager, and a mentor, she touched many lives and built many lasting friendships.  She was loved and respected by all she came in contact with.

Brenda was wise, unselfish, always putting others’ needs above her own. She was a devoted daughter, dedicated mother, and loving grandmother.

She was an avid gardener, always searching for native plants to attract wildlife.  Most days she spent on her patio, feeding the birds, nurturing her plants, luring hummingbirds, and watching the butterflies.  She often gave updates to family as to how many caterpillars and butterflies she spotted.

Brenda is preceded in death by her father George Ralph Hester, her mother Ava Irene Hester and her husband Michael Leon Perricone. She is survived by her son Jay Carroll of Houston, her daughter Amy Carr of Florida, Ashley Staniforth of Austin, her brother Jim Hester of Dallas, granddaughters Cameron Taylor of Seabrook and Avery Waltmon of League City, grandson Ethan Staniforth, and little Josie Rae…her one-year-old great-granddaughter!  Attending Josie’s first birthday this year was a momentous occasion for her and one of the last memories all share.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Avanti Senior Living for their compassionate care and friendship during her residency there.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Brenda desired that any memorials be made to St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church, 18223 Point Lookout Drive, Nassau Bay, TX 77058.

“And God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Rev. 21:4.


  1. I’m so sorry but your mom I missed her over the years you know she’s in a better place Amy, good good luck for you or maybe one these days. I will see you again. Thank you very much. Peter.

    Peter Gaertner
  2. Amy, Ave & Cameron,
    All of you are in our thoughts, prayers and hearts. I know how much your mom & grandmother meant to all of you. I truly enjoyed talking to her when I did see her. It was obvious she loved all of you like no other. Amy, you are her mini me!! She is looking down proud at all of you and Josie Rae. We are here for you & love y’all,

    Sending love,
    Jenn & Tracie

    Jennifer Thompson
  3. Such a beautiful woman and so kind. She will be so missed. I know she is in a beautiful place and home with our Father. We praise God for the time we had with her🙏
    May she rest in peace.
    Sam & Kara Parker

    Sam & Kara Parker
  4. Cameron and Avery my heart and prayers go out to you. Your grandmother was a great woman who made lot’s of memories with her precious granddaughters. Amy my prayers go out to you too! I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Shelly Jones
  5. Amy, I was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Brenda was always smiling and inspired may people in our business. I have not seen her since her Keller Williams days (with you) but my her memory of her is very clear. I can tell you that you will feel her guiding you at times- as I do with my Mom. Take care, Dan McCarver

    Dan McCarver
  6. Brenda was a gift. I meet her when I first got started into Real Estate. I feel in love with her from the very 1st time of having the privilege of talking with her. She took me for my first ever Poor boy shrimp sandwich. Truly a wonderful lady. So sorry for your loss.

    jennifer wilbur
  7. I worked with Brenda for many years in real estate and so enjoyed our association. She was always smiling, always positive and usually funny so a joy to be around. She was mentor to hundreds of students and licensees. As a fellow
    Realtor and instructor I admired her expertise and her professionalism. Her retirement left a void. My sympathy to your family.

    Helen Perry
  8. I am an ACTS brother from St Paul the Apostle. Brenda invited us into the home shortly before Mike passed. We sang and prayed at his bedside. It’s a special memory I will always carry with me. To be present for another in that moment was a gift. May Jesus welcome Brenda home with trumpets of joy as she is reunited with Mike. May she hear God say the words, ‘This is my beloved daughter, with whom I am well pleased!’ May God bless her family!


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