Brenda Privott Barclift

Published 2:34 pm Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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Brenda Privott Barclift, 72, of Elizabeth City, died May 6, 2020 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. She was born in Chowan County on September 23, 1947 to the late Robert Carlton Privott and Allene Blanchard Privott and was the wife of Reid Barclift. She enjoyed fishing with her husband, being in the sun gardening, out on the water, watching hummingbirds and daily afternoon talks with daughter Amy.

In addition to  Reid, her husband of fifty years, Brenda is survived by her daughter, Amy Barclift and husband Doug Copley of Hertford; step-granddaughter, Cayce Copley; sister Judy Renner of Edenton and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers Ray, Fahey, Winborne and Lynn Privott.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on May 14 at Twiford Memorial Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Dr. John Luton. The family will visit with friends in the lobby of the funeral home following the service. Memorial donations may be made to The Scleroderma Foundation,  300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA  01923 or to Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City is serving the Barclift family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at

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