Davis Funeral Home

976 Phillips Ave, High Point, NC


Helen Penninger

June 1, 1930June 12, 2020

Helen Penninger, 90, passed away Friday, June 12, 2020 at Westchester Manor following several years of declining health.

Helen was born in Stokes County, June 1, 1930. She graduated from Allen Jay High School in 1947. Helen was a sales person for Jeunique Fashions for over fifty years. She was an active member of Abbotts Creek Missionary Baptist Church as long as her health permitted.

Surviving are two children, Darrell Wheeler and Joni Vanderslice and her husband Rick; two step-children, Shelly Nichols and Gerald Penninger; four granddaughters; and ten great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Abbotts Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery by Rev. Mark Hollar. Memorials may be directed to Abbotts Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at davisfuneralsandcremations.com.


  • Darrell Wheeler, Son
  • Joni Vanderslice & husband Rick, Daughter
  • Shelly Nichols, Step-daughter
  • Gerald Penninger, Step-son
  • Mrs. Penninger is also survived by four granddaughters and ten great-grandchildren.

  • Abbotts Creek Missionary Baptist Church


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020


Helen Penninger

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Mike and Jan Craven

June 17, 2020

Darrell and family, we are so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. She was such a sweet lady. She always had a smile for us. Thoughts and prayers for all.

Brian Sapp

June 16, 2020

Helen has been a great friend to me and my family for many years....more like a family member than friend. Helen and I always met with a hug and a big lipstick print on my cheek. Catherine and I will always remember her spunk, loving smile and laughter. She will be welcomed with open arms in heaven . Brian & Catherine Sapp And daughters