Brenda Joyce Session affectionately known as “BJ” was born to parents Reagen and Ella Mae (Fuller) Session on September 15,1952.
She completed her primary education at Crandall High School, and her secondary education was completed at Henderson County Junior College in Athens, Texas where she earned her Associates Degree.
Her career has entailed working with women-owned, minority and disadvantaged businesses for over 40 years. Beginning her career at Dallas Minority Business Center, she has worked all aspects of helping MWBE firms. Her expertise included bidding, financing, and getting surety bonds, she worked closely with MWBEs offering advice and direction in addressing the MWBE’s specific needs.
She was the assistant to the Publisher at the Dallas Weekly and functioned as the Office Manager of Grace Flight America and Angel Flight South Center, a non-profit supported by volunteer pilots flying ill individuals up to 1000 miles for lifesaving medical treatments. She has performed as a speech writer, grant writer, campaign, and crisis manager. BJ also served as the editor of Sessions Magazine a lifestyle publication she began with her sister Lue.
Her most recent professional endeavor was with the MWBE Coordinator of Dallas ISD’S Bond and Construction 2020 Program, a position that she was uniquely qualified and recruited for. Throughout her career BJ established lifetime friendships and was always commended for her brilliance and exceptional work ethic.
BJ was preceded in death by her parents Reagen and Ella Mae Session, brothers Roy, Nelson, Cloyce, James Michael, Victor, Reagan, and Ray Edward Session; and sister Gloria Tereasa Session.
BJ leaves to bereave her children, Theresa (Bismillah) Muhammad, Cieshaun Simmons, and Arsean Session. Brothers R.A. (Georgette), Carl, Tyran, and Michael Session. Sisters Elouise Session, Lue (Paria) Calhoun, Armour Robinson, and Uniqua Session. Her grandchildren Ameera, Bismillah II, Noah, and Naeem Muhammad. Her beloved dog Mr. Brown Muhammad. She also leaves to cherish a loving family and friends who are also considered family.