Shirley Jean Brooks Pennington

Mrs. Shirley Jean Brooks Pennington, 79, of Laurel Springs, N.C., passed away Sunday morning, November 8, 2020 at her home.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 11:00am at Senter Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Guy Testerman and Rev. Dominick Gaetano officiating.

Mrs. Pennington was born in Ashe County on May 4, 1941 to the late Arthur Everett and Beatrice Marie Wilcox Brooks. She worked at Wilkes Community College, as an instructor. She was a member of Morning Star Fellowship. She was a doll maker and sent dolls all over United States for people to enjoy. She was a godly woman and loved her family dearly. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister; she will be missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Arvel Pennington, on May 19, 2013; a sister, Mable Vernice Brooks; four brothers, Jimmy Lee Brooks, Arthur Franklin Brooks, David Brooks and Clyde Brooks.

Mrs. Pennington is survived by two daughters, Lynn Rice and husband, Allen, of Laurel Springs and Diane McCoy and husband, Mike (Cowboy), of Warrensville; three sisters, Mary Testerman, of Crumpler, Joyce Ford of Houston, Texas and Edith Chaisson, of Kernersville; two grandsons, Aaron Cox and Ethan McCoy; four great-grandchildren Katelyn, Kinsey, Teagan and Aksel; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Ashe County American Heart Association, c/o Sandy Roten, PO Box 132, Lansing, NC 28643.

You may give the family your condolences at our website

Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.

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