Ellen "Brenda" Rentz

  • Born: June 11, 1947
  • Died: August 4, 2019
  • Location: Macomb Twp, Michigan

Wujek - Calcaterra & Sons

36900 Schoenherr Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Tel. (586) 826-8550

Tribute & Message From The Family

RENTZ, Ellen "Brenda" age 72, August 4, 2019. Beloved wife of Raul for 55 years. Dearest mother of Kimberly (Kevin) McMonagle, Nina (Bryan) James and Scott (Arin). Proud grandmother of Anna Elizabeth, Caleb and Nathaniel. Dear sister of Lana (Marvin) Phillips. Instate Thursday 10:00am at Perfecting Church 7616 Nevada at Van Dyke - Detroit until Service, 11:00am. Interment Guardian Angel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Perfecting Church are greatly appreciated.


Condolence & Memory Journal

After fifty plus years of friendship it is difficult to express the love we have for Brenda and the void that will remain in our hearts until that day we are together again.
Raul (Jumbo as we will lovingly always remember you) Kim. Nina and Scotty your wife and mother spread love and happiness to all she came in contact with. She was a very special person whom we were fortunate to have made part of our life. You can be very proud of her as she was each of you.
Our sincere sympathy.

Posted by Fred & Mary Kay Schell - Rochester Hills, MI - friend   August 15, 2019

So very sorry for ypur families loss. Brenda Rentz or Sister Rentz as I knew her was a wonderful woman. May God bless you all as you grieve her and may his loving hands be on you. May the pain be replaced by beautiful memories.

Posted by Jessica Szostek (Ledbetter) - MI - Friend   August 10, 2019

dondi remembers how kind you were so much love kindness many wonderfull memories the family circle

Posted by ted miller - knoxville, TN - family   August 09, 2019

Prayers for the family as well as Perfecting Church Family. Great woman of God!

Posted by Constance Chapman - Ferndale, MI - Acquaintance   August 09, 2019

Thank you Rentz family for allowing us the privilege of being blessed by your dear sweet Mother, she warmed our hearts with her smile and comforted us with God's precious words... The world won't be the same without her and this world is surely better because of her! I will personally miss our girl talks and the sweet commune with the Holy Spirit we often entered in because of true fellowship. Lady Elect Rentz you Rock! ♥

Posted by Rene Mackie - Southfield, MI - Friend   August 08, 2019

Our condolences to the Rentz Family a great woman of God who spoke into every ones life will be missed by us all. May she rest in peace. May the peace and comfort of the Lord be with you all.

Posted by Debra Moore - Clinton Township, MI - Friend   August 08, 2019

My sincerest condolences on the loss of our beloved Elect Lady Brenda Rentz. I will miss her.
In Christ
Sharon Hunter

Posted by Sharon Hunter - Detroit, MI - Family   August 08, 2019

She was truly an angel on earth! her prophetic words were so powerful!! i will miss seeing her happy smile walking past her during offering. WoW. so hard to believe but she left here the way she lived. in church praising God.

Posted by Kai Banks - southfield, MI - Friend   August 08, 2019

One time Elect Lady Brenda Rentz prophesied in my life. It's been over 20 years ago. She told me that I had a spirit of "Never Give Up" and I never have, no matter what! Thank you Elect Lady, Family, and Friends. We love and will miss you, Amen

Posted by Carole Lindsay - Southfield, MI - Family   August 08, 2019


My Condolences to her lovely family. She was truly love my our church a void will be there Elect-Lady Rentz was an awesome woman of God! Remembering encounting with her is nothing but joy her loving Sis in Christ Kim F. Miller... I know she dancing in the spirit. Oh my you children did an awesome some speaking and share their story of you today Amen

Posted by Kim MILLER - HARPER WOODS, MI - Friend   August 08, 2019

My Condolences to the immediate family and the Perfecting Church Family. I know that this great woman of God is rejoicing with the Lord now nonetheless those who are still here will miss her.

My prayer is that all of us will be comforted by the good memories that she left behind and encouraged by the assurance of her salvation. God bless you all.

Posted by Elder Jesstin Williams - Ypsilanti, MI - Acquaintance   August 08, 2019

Heaven has gained a new angel. Elect Lady Brenda Rentz will be missed!!! Such a beautiful and anointed woman of God. Your dedication and faithfulness will never be forgotten.

Posted by Leslie Boney - W Bloomfield, MI - Friend   August 08, 2019

Elect Lady you were first first teacher at Perfecting Church. Your sincerity and the anointing on your life has left a lasting impact on my life. I know the Lord said "Well done thy good and faithful servant." You went to glory exercising your gift for the Body of Christ. You will be missed, but we will see you later.

Posted by Pamela Mack - Bloomfield HIlls, MI - Friend   August 08, 2019

Such a great loss of such a beautiful person

Posted by Kimberlie Johnson - Detroit - Friend   August 07, 2019

Sincere condolences to the Rentz family. Minister Rentz' words of encouragement helped me through a very difficult time in my life. Her words gave me hope. She will be greatly missed. May the Lord bring you comfort in your time of mourning.

Posted by Gia Chandler - Harper Woods, MI - Acquaintance   August 07, 2019

Our prayers are with the family.

Posted by Anthony Starks - Belleville, MI - Friend   August 07, 2019

9 times out of 10 children get their awesomeness from their mother, knowing Brenda's son Scott as I do, I am confident she was awesome! Please accept my condolences on her passing.

Posted by Scott and Marie Briggs - Arlington Heights, IL - Family Friend   August 07, 2019

So sorry to hear this news prayers God Bless love you all

Posted by Noah Trent - Midelesboro, KY - Friend   August 07, 2019

Condolences. A True prayer warrior. Angel on earth now in Heaven.

Posted by Diane Bush (Aka ) Hilliard - Orlando, FL - Friend   August 07, 2019

To all of the family, I'm so sad to hear about Brenda's passing. I've known her since I was a young girl and she has always been a part of our family as all of you are. I know words cannot heal your grief but I just wanted to let you know you are all in my thoughts and prayers, may she rest in peace and may you all find comfort and peace in knowing she is resting with the lord.

Posted by Debra Minchey - SAN DIEGO, CA - family   August 07, 2019

Elect Lady Rentz was Special and she will be greatly missed! Praying for the family.

Posted by Nichol White    August 07, 2019

A dear friend for 60 years. I will miss you greatly. So sorry for the loss of your family.

Posted by Kathleene Puskar - Rochester Hills, MI - Friend   August 07, 2019

What a dear and precious woman of God. I was saddened to learn of her passing and my thoughts and prayers are with this wonderful family that I have known for so many years. But in my sadness, I caught a glimpse of what it must have been like when she went running through those pearly gates, rejoicing and praising her saviour. Although earth is a little more empty and sad today, heaven is rejoicing that she is now in the arms of her Father and brightening the halls of heaven with her smile and praises. She touched the lives of many here on earth and leaves a tremendous legacy. But her family can take comfort in knowing if she cannot be here with you, she is exactly where she wants to be. I love you all, Rentz family. ❤

Posted by Jaime Curto - Macomb, MI - Family Friend   August 07, 2019

A beautiful woman who will be missed by her family and friends.

Posted by Renee Beauchamp - Clyde, MI - Family Friend   August 07, 2019

A safe place; that's how you felt when you were with her!

Posted by LaVerne Farmer - Rochester Hills, MI - Friend   August 06, 2019

Thank you for all you have taught me through the years. You will truly be missed.

Posted by Tracy Watson - Utica, MI - Friend   August 06, 2019

Family, you are in my prayers. My dear sister, I will always remember your smile, your warm hospitality, your steadfast faith. I will always love you. Rest in His Arms, My "Ellen Yvonne", I'll miss you but, I'll see you in the "morning" Love,

Posted by Myra Jefferson-King - DETROIT, MI - Friend   August 06, 2019

Thanks for all the great years and fellowship!
Rest In Him!

Posted by Erik Williams - Friend   August 06, 2019

Our Sincere Condolences to the Rentz Family. We loved Elect Lady Rentz, she was such a blessing to our family!

Posted by Damian & Holly Jackson - Friend   August 06, 2019

My family loved Elect Lady Rentz and she will be greatly missed. Our hearts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Kathryn Jones - Nampa, ID - Acquaintance   August 06, 2019


So sad this Angel was called home but what a way to go and the welcome that She encounter upon entering the Kingdom! My sincere condolences to the Rentz Family and my Perfecting Church family because the loss of this Great Women of God is going to leave an emptiness. We will get through and understand it better by and by, but while the Lord is healing the hurts "We shall rejoice in all things". God makes no mistakes, and Elect Lady Rentz lived this life to live again! So "Well done Thy Good and Faithful Servant, Enter In! Take Your Rest, and know while you were here, you were notice, and I believe you made the Father proud!

Posted by Robbie Green - Mount Clemens, MI - Friend   August 06, 2019


My Sincere Condolences to The Rentz Family. Elect Lady will be truly missed. May God comfort and strengthen you in Your quiet moments. In Jesus Name . Amen
Mary Avery and Family

Posted by Mary Avery - Detroit, MI - Acquaintance   August 06, 2019

My prayers are with you and your family. Minister Rentz was a true and dedicated woman of God. The love and care that she shared with all will be greatly missed. She lived with Zeal and purpose. May God fill the gap left by her departure for you and your family

Posted by Patricia Cameron - Detroit, MI - Friend   August 06, 2019

Raul, Kim, Nina and Scott- I am truly sorry for your loss. Mrs. Rentz was such a beautiful woman inside and out. I have many fond memories of her growing up and through church. Sending you all lots of Love and Prayers during this difficult time

Posted by Pam Hilton - Macomb, MI - Family Friend   August 06, 2019


Minister Rentz was so loved at her Perfecting Family in Detroit. We truly honored and respected her calling, gifts, and life she shared with us. Thank you for giving us the opportunity of having her as one of our Ministers. Our hearts are deeply felt yet we know she stood strong in her belief. I encourage the family, praying that all is well, love and peace in your spirits, greater strength and healing as you continue without her. May you all be blessed, covered, and protected in the arms of God. My sincere condolences to her friends, loved ones and family.

Posted by Arletha Gordon - Ferndale - Friend   August 06, 2019


May the Lord bless and strengthen the family of Elect Lady Brenda Rentz. She was a beautiful soul who loved God and his people. She was faithful to God and her church home to the breathing of her last breath. Perfecting Church has experienced yet another transition of life from this earth to glory by the hands of God. She will be missed, I pray that God heals also those at PC who are greatly affected by absence of this beautiful lady. Celebrate her well, I will be in prayer for all during the celebration on Thursday. Pastor Brenda Stepney

Posted by Brenda Stepney - Huntingtown, MD - Friend   August 06, 2019

Minister Rentz was so loved at her Perfecting Family in Detroit. We truly honored and respected her calling, gifts, and life she shared with us. Thank you for giving us the opportunity of loving her as one of our Ministers. Our hearts are deeply felt yet we know she stood strong in her belief. I encourage the family, praying that all is well, love and peace in your spirits, greater strength and healing as you continue without her. May you all be blessed, covered, and protected in the arms of God at this time. My sincere condolences all her friends, loved ones and family.

Posted by Arletha Gordon - Ferndale, MI - Friend   August 06, 2019

My husband and I send our deepest condolences to this family. Elect-Lady Brenda Rentz was so special to us, especially to me. I enjoyed our fellowship and thought provoking conversations about the state of politics and other pressing national issues, and most importantly, my uncompromising role in the political arena. I could always go to her for spiritual advice, prayer and a listening ear. I will always remember and uphold the charge that she has given me for the political arena. I will forever cherish our time together, especially remembering the prophetic words that she would frequently speak over me. I will miss our phone conversations and talks after church. I will surely miss her beautiful smile and beautiful spirit! Rest well my friend...I love you...Until we meet again

Posted by Kimberly Hill Knott - Detroit, MI - Friend   August 06, 2019

You will truly be missed. I love you with my whole heart. Your goddaughter!

Posted by Miracle Thurman - Temple, TX - Family   August 06, 2019

God bless you Elect Lady Rentz! You were always so nice and sweet Take Your Rest!

Posted by LaTrenda Lee Jefferson - Dallas, TX - Acquaintance   August 06, 2019

My sincere condolences to your family, praying that God will strengthen and comfort you during this time. Minister Rentz was a wonderful and blessed and beautiful women of God and she will be missed

Posted by Patricia Greenlee - Detroit, MI - Acquaintance   August 06, 2019

I will never forget the dream. She was and will always be an inspiration to me. My condolences to the family.

Posted by Rege Harwell - Detroit, MI   August 06, 2019

My heart goes out to the entire family, in particular my dear friend Kim! Please know of my prayers for you at this difficult time. Love to you and to your family.

Posted by Eleonore Ellero - St. Clair Shores, MI - Friend   August 06, 2019


The last time Brenda and I spent time with one another was quite awhile ago. Her greetings were the kind of greetings in which you were hugged fiercely and loved intensely. We talked only for a few moments but I thought her home church was so blessed to have her there. Brenda was definitely God's woman. One of only a few prophets today that spoke the word of the Lord, no matter the consequences. Her desire to see God's will fulfilled was always at the top of her list!
My life has been truly enriched, simply by knowing Brenda! I expect her celebration of life service will exalt the King of kings. That would be the way she would have wanted it. She would have wanted the Lord to speak a word from Heaven that would instantaneously heal Raoul's broken heart and soothe the pain of her children and friends. Unfortunately I am unable to attend (caring for my recuperating daughter in law post surgery). I, and hundreds of others are praying for your family. Brenda was loved by so many. God bless you all.

Posted by ASENETH PEEK PARKER - Friend   August 06, 2019

I loved this woman. Raul you had a real gift. May her legacy of joy, peace and hope always be with you

Posted by Sonji Patterson - Huntsville, AL - Friend   August 06, 2019

Minister Rentz will be Greatly missed at Perfecting Church.. My heart goes out to her Husband and Children..May God continue to hold you up during this time.. Blessings

Posted by Arlette Hubbard - Canton, MI   August 06, 2019

will miss the love and fellowship we shared and your devotion to our ministry

Posted by Elect Lady Pearlie Jones - Berkley, MI - Acquaintance   August 05, 2019

I loved this lady so much she prophesied to me on many occasions we laughed talked hugged..Her last prophesy was a word I needed from God.I was in awe of her love for God and I loved her so much...My condolences to you and your family.

Posted by Farreece Grimmett - Detroit, MI - Acquaintance   August 05, 2019

Elect Lady Brenda Rentz was a sweet, loving and genuinely caring person. She will be greatly missed at Perfecting Church.

Posted by Willie Davis - Farmington Hills, MI - Friend   August 05, 2019

Brenda Rentz ,our family memories go back in time . 45 years ago , you have always loved the Lord 1st and with your strong faith and leadership. I know the Lord has said to you well done my servant ! Prayers go out to your children and loving husband ! What Legacy you have lived ! With our deepest Sympathy , Loretta ,Tammy (Roberts) , Teresa (Billiter) & David Luks

Posted by Teresa Luks - Macomb Twp, MI - Family Friend   August 05, 2019

Love and prayers to the family of Elect Lady Rentz.
A lovely Woman of God,will be greatly missed.

Posted by Tamiko Anderson Tyler - Detroit, MI   August 05, 2019

I've know EL Brenda Rentz more than a decade ago. She was there when my first husband passed. Who would've thought that she would leave us so soon. My prayers go out to the family and our Perfecting Church family & Bishop Winans.

Posted by Quana Blaydes-Barnett - New Haven, MI - Friend   August 05, 2019

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