OBITUARY

Mary Pennington

February 2, 1931April 30, 2021

Mary Miller Pennington, 90, of Columbus, GA, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021. A service to celebrate Mrs. Pennington’s life will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, May 3, 2021 at Grace Baptist Church according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus, GA. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Mrs. Pennington was born February 2, 1931 in Alexander City, AL, daughter of the late Seaborn J. and Agnes Smith Fuller. She retired from Aflac after 15 years of service. Mrs. Pennington was known for her green thumb and could grow just about anything that would take root. She especially loved gardenias and roses. Mrs. Pennington also loved to fish, spend time with her family and cook. She was known to have the best fried chicken and was a diehard Roll Tide fan. First and foremost, Mrs. Pennington was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ and was a lifelong member of Grace Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Pennington was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Pennington; her daughter, Susan A. Barbee; four brothers, SJ Fuller, Andy Fuller, Albert Fuller and Bill Fuller; five sisters, Lucille Jenerette, Muriel Martin, Betty Rogers, Lucy Champion and Doris Hollingsworth. Survivors include two grandchildren, Dawn Barbee McLendon (Jarrell) and Jonathan Barbee; best friends, Terri Snider (Jamie); one sister, Nell Moss; three step children, Shelia Gay Winston, Theresa Alexander, and Linda Strickland; numerous nieces and nephews; beloved dog, Lucy. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Grace Baptist Church Building Fund or to the Mission’s fund. Psalm 91:2, I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust. To sign the online guest registry, please visit www.shcolumbus.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Herbert Pennington, Beloved Husband (deceased)
  • Susan Barbee, Daughter (deceased)
  • SJ Fuller, Brother (deceased)
  • Andy Fuller, Brother (deceased)
  • Albert Fuller, Brother (deceased)
  • Bill Fuller, Brother (deceased)
  • Lucille Jenerette, Sister (deceased)
  • Muriel Martin, Sister (deceased)
  • Betty Rogers, Sister (deceased)
  • Lucy Champion, Sister (deceased)
  • Doris Hollingsworth, Sister (deceased)
  • Dawn Barbee McLendon (Jarrell McLendon), Grandchild
  • Jonathan Barbee, Grandchild
  • Terri Snider (Jamie), Best Friend
  • Nell Moss, Sister
  • Sheila Gay Winston, Step Child
  • Theresa Alexander, Step Child
  • Linda Strickland, Step Child
  • Lucy, Beloved Dog
  • Herbert Pennington; her daughter, Susan A. Barbee; four brothers, SJ Fuller, Andy Fuller, Albert Fuller and Bill Fuller; five sisters, Lucille Jenerette, Muriel Martin, Betty Rogers, Lucy Champion and Doris Hollingsworth.
    Survivors include two grandchildren, Dawn Barbee McLendon (Jarrell) and Jonathan Barbee; best friends, Terri Snider (Jamie); one sister, Nell Moss; three step children, Shelia Gay Winston, Theresa Alexander, and Linda Strickland; numerous nieces and nephews; beloved dog, Lucy.

Services

  • Visitation for Family and Friends

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, May 3, 2021

Memories

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Felicia King

May 2, 2021

It was a honor to know Ms Mary, thankful for the opportunity as she was a sweet follower of Christ. She loved her roses and gardenias and would often root flowers for others to plant in their gardens, including me. For such a little woman, she had humor and spunk as well that would keep me laughing. The picture, if loaded properly is of her and my son.

Jo Shavers

May 1, 2021

Ms. Mary was someone everyone loved. She was such a kind person. I loved her dearly. We would talk flowers and share. Rest in Peace, you will be missed.
Love, Jo Ann