Brenda McClanahan Fischer

Brenda (BJ) McClanahan Fischer, age 48, of Maryville, died Thursday, September 30, 2010 at the family home.

She was of the Messianic Jewish faith, and a member of Ohev Yisrael Messianic Jewish Congregation in Newington, VA. Brenda enjoyed doing calligraphy and was very artistic, even designing a tote bag that was used for the Smithsonian Institution. She also enjoyed gem mining and collecting, and loved the mountains.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert C. McClanahan.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Fischer; parents, Jimmy and Peggy McClanahan of Mason Neck, VA; beloved pets, Jaspurr and Storm.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 until 12:00 Noon Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Dotson Funeral Home. Interment will be at Bethel Cemetery in Alexandria, Virginia. Online condolences may be emailed to Arrangements by Dotson Funeral Home, 4838 Wildwood Road, Wildwood. (865-984-5959)