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Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1900 E. Oakland Ave, Johnson City, TN

OBITUARY

Penny Jenane Moody

March 25, 1961May 30, 2020
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Penny Jenane Moody, age 59, of Jonesborough, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Johnson City Medical Center. She was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, a daughter of the late William Clarence Hartsook and Joan Ruth Fillers Hill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sons, Brandon Hartsook, Rocky Hartsook, and Bradley Hartsook; and one beloved sister, Tiffinea Peters.

Penny was of the Holiness faith. She loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her boyfriend and companion, Kenny Campbell; one daughter, Heather Carver and husband Daniel; one son, Teddy Hartsook and wife Melissa; 14 grandchildren, Jayleigh, Mackenzie, Dagan, Mialeigha, Adrianna, Nevaeh, Raven, Allison, Tiffany, Caleb, Joseph, Brandon, Bradley, and Katie; 2 great grandchildren, Melody and Arionna; five sisters, Sherry Hall, Tammy Chapman and husband Tony, Kimberly Mejia and husband Sergio, Kristi Harney(who passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2020), and Misty Jones and husband Jason; and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Monte Vista Funeral Home with Pastor Phillip Self officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements especially for Mrs. Penny Jenane Moody and her family have been made through Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN; 423-282-2631.

  • FAMILY

  • Kenny Campbell, Boyfriend
  • Heather Carver (Daniel), Daughter
  • Teddy Hartsook (Melissa), Son
  • Sherry Hall, Sister
  • Tammy Chapman (Tony), Sister
  • Kimberly Mejia (Sergio), Sister
  • Kristi Harney, Sister (deceased)
  • Misty Jones (Jason), Sister
  • Penny is also survived by 14 grandchildren, Jayleigh, Mackenzie, Dagan, Mialeigha, Adrianna, Nevaeh, Raven, Allison, Tiffany, Caleb, Joseph, Brandon, Bradley and Katie; 2 great-grandchildren, Melody and Arionna; and several nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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Biography

In the song of life, Penny Jenane Moody was surely the composer. Penny perceived that all of life’s possibilities were open to her, yet she lived with a definite sense of purpose.

      Penny was born on March 25, 1961 at Johnson City Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee. Her parents were Joan Hill and Tommy Hartsook. Penny was raised in Johnson City, Tennessee, with 6 sisters, Sherry, Tammy, Kim, Kristi, Misty and Tiffinea. Growing up, Penny took part in softball. In her spare time she liked clogging and playing with animals and taking care of them. However, to Penny, the most fun she had was simply playing, and spending time with friends. Penny attended Liberty Bell and got her GED in 1997. We were very proud of her!

      Those who didn’t know Penny well might not view her as being an outgoing person, those who called her their friend knew differently. Close friends knew that her kindness was unmatched, and once you became a friend of Penny’s, you understood how true a friend she could be. While growing up, some of her best friends were Evon Shell and Barbra Edwards. Later in life, she became best friends with her daughter Heather, and they spent almost every day together.

      Penny was exceptionally sympathetic and compassionate when it came to her children. These emotional bonds made her as much playmate as parent. She gave her family unconditional love and kindness. Penny was blessed with five children, Brandon, who is deceased; Rocky, who is deceased; Teddy; Heather; and Bradley, who is deceased. She was also blessed with eleven grandchildren, Jayleigh, Mackenzie, Dagan, Mialeigha, Adrianna, Raven, Joseph, Nevaeh, Brandon, Bradley and Katie.

      Penny found ways to enjoy what she did for a living. She worked hard and did her best to succeed every day. Her primary occupation was as a CNA and a Walmart Employee.

      Penny enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were reading Stephen King books and sunbathing. She also enjoyed watching wrestling and boxing.

      Because she loved the world around her, Penny enjoyed traveling and going away on vacations. Her favorite vacations were family trips to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

      Penny was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of Penny’s favorites was Tazy Jake, a Chinese Pug. They were best friends for 13 years. Her family was rounded out by her Chinese Pugs, Pixie, Trixie, and Otis; a Shar Pei, Precious; and cats, Babykins and Rambo.

      Penny passed away on May 30, 2020 at Johnson City Medical Center. Penny's cause of death was a heart attack and septic shock. She is survived by Heather Carver (and Daniel), Teddy Hartsook (and Melissa), 11 grandchildren and 2 great-granddaughters. Services were held at Monte Vista Funeral Home. Penny was cremated and is at rest in the care of her daughter, Heather.

Penny was a good woman, a kind woman, and a practical woman who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being warm and deeply caring. She leaves behind her a treasury of life-long friendships and wonderful memories. Penny always had much to give and was able to make those connections in her life where her gifts were appreciated. Penny was a faithful, practical and loving person. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Penny Jenane Moody.


A Letter From Her Daughter, Heather:

My mom was a very spirited woman. She was never afraid to tell you exactly what she was thinking. She loved us kids beyond reason. Growing up we were very poor, but my momma always managed some how. She never failed to tell us she loved us. And even when we done wrong (which was often) we knew no matter what she would be there.

As I got older, my mom and I became best friends. We done everything together. When I became a mother in 2003, I really began to understand how much she sacrificed and done without so she could do for us. She was a wonderful grandmother (mammy)!

She was involved so much in our everyday life. We not only spent every holiday together, but literally every day! She ate dinner with us almost daily. We all dressed up for Halloween together and spent Christmas Eve having pajama parties. We loved to go to yard sales and thrift stores together. We would go on field trips with my kids together. But some of the best times was sitting on the porch drinking coffee just talking heart to heart!

I love my momma more than words can say! Losing her has left a huge hole in my heart! I know time will dull my pain and she would want me to live my life and be happy. But she will live on, so long as I'm alive, I will tell stories and share memories and never forget what a wonderful, straight forward, sassy, tell it like it is, loving mother that I was blessed to call mine. Thank you, God, for 59 beautiful years, it would have never been enough...

Heather Carver