Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park

2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, NC


Elizabeth Fraley Pennington

August 1, 1931June 15, 2020

'She gave of her life and helped take care of others freely'

Elizabeth Fraley Pennington, Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother was transferred to Heaven to be with the Lord on Monday ~ June 15, 2020. Elizabeth was born to Roby and Cora Fraley on August 1, 1931. She was married 68 years to her beloved husband, Charles. Elizabeth was an extremely giving lady to help people inside and outside the family. She will be greatly missed by everyone who ever knew her.

Elizabeth's cherished memories and legacy are her husband Charles Adam Pennington, Sr of the home: daughter; Myra and husband Mazin Albayati, Pam Potts and Chuck Pennington were her life. Elizabeth was blessed many times with grandchildren: Jonathan Walker and wife Jennifer, Omar Albayati, Sayf Albayati and Zane Albayati, Brandy Black and husband Josh, Brent Potts, Dustin Potts and wife Christy and overly blessed with numerous great grandchildren.

Elizabeth was the daughter of the late Roby Fraley and Cora Laughter Fraley. She was also preceded in death by her son Charles 'Chuck' Adam Pennington, Jr. who passed away in 1996 and son in law, Ronnie Potts

A private interment is scheduled for Friday ~ June 19, 2020 in the Garden of Honor at Gaston Memorial Park, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, North Carolina.

The family will announce later, a time and date to memorialize Mrs. Pennington.

Expressions of love and fond memories may be made on Elizabeth's guestbook at www.carothersfunerhomegastonia.com

Elizabeth and her loving family are in the care of the Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park.


  • Charles Adam Pennington, Sr, Husband
  • Myra Albayati, Daughter
  • Mazin Albayati, Son in Law
  • Pam Potts, Daughter
  • Jonathan Walker, Grandson
  • Jennifer Walker, Granddaughter in Law
  • Omar Albayati, Grandson
  • Sayf Albayati, Grandson
  • Zane Albayati, Grandson
  • Brandy Black, Granddaughter
  • Josh Black, Grandson in Law
  • Brent Potts, Grandson
  • Dustin Potts, Grandson
  • Christy Potts, Granddaughter in Law
  • Roby Fraley, Father (deceased)
  • Cora Laughter Fraley, Mother (deceased)
  • Charles 'Chuck' Adam Pennington, Jr., Son (deceased)
  • Ronnie Potts, Son in Law (deceased)
  • Elizabeth was also overly blessed with numerous great grandchildren.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Elizabeth Fraley Pennington

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Allison Todd

June 18, 2020

I was there to help you in your home, and many times you ended up helping me. We had a lot of heartwarming talks, looked through pictures shared our love of wildlife and sometimes we cried together. The artwork you created with you own hands was so beautiful. You loved your daughters so much for everything they did for you. You were a loving friend.
I will miss you greatly, and never forget you.
Love , Allison

Pamela Potts

June 17, 2020

I was born the 2nd daughter to Elizabeth. She was a wonderful, loving and generous Mother who loved her children and would do anything to help them. She had an unconditional love for all. I will miss everything about her but I am happy to say she is at peace now and completley healed resting in the arms of Jesus. Love you Mama! I will miss you greatly. Thank you for all the love you showed while here on earth. May your heavenly reward be great!.