OBITUARY

Doris Thompson Penn

October 26, 1921April 15, 2019

Mrs. Lena Doris Thompson Penn, age 97, of Roswell, Georgia passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019. Doris was born to Homer Hall Thompson and Emma Ruth Chafin Thompson on September 26, 1921 in Henry County, Georgia, on her Chafin grandparents’ farm. Doris spent most of her childhood in Atlanta. In 1943 she married Edward W. Penn. Doris and Ed, her husband, spent most of their life living in both Birmingham, Alabama and the Atlanta area. Following Ed’s retirement, the two made their way back to Roswell in 1984 where they would remain. Doris was an active member of her Roswell United Methodist Church and the Altar Guild, where she held numerous positions, including President, for many years. She was also a hospital volunteer for many years. In her spare time she loved playing bridge and being a part of her garden club. Doris was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend; she will certainly be missed by all who knew and loved her. Along with her parents, Doris is preceded in death by her husband, Edward W. Penn who passed in 2012. She is survived by her three sons, Edward W. Penn, Jr., and his wife Sara, of Greenville, South Carolina; Hall Thompson Penn, and his wife Kerry, of Roswell, Georgia; and Cleghorn DuPree Penn and his wife Anne of Gainesville, Georgia; three grandchildren, Amanda Penn O’Toole, husband Evan, of Laramie, Wyoming; Hall Thompson Penn, Jr. of New York, and Abigail Wilson Penn of New York; one great-granddaughter, Beatrice Anne O’Toole. Survivors also include several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. A memorial service to honor the life of Mrs. Doris Penn will be held at Roswell United Methodist Church in Roswell, Georgia on April 25, 2019 at 2:00 PM. The family and Church will host a reception and visitation with family and all friends at 1:00 PM prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made either to Roswell United Methodist Church, The United Methodist Children’s Home in Tucker or the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The funeral services for Mrs. Lena Doris Thompson Penn have been entrusted to the care of Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Road Roswell, Georgia 30076. Please visit www.roswellfuneralhome.com to share memories and leave condolences for the family.

Services

25 April

Reception

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Roswell United Methodist Church

814 Mimosa Blvd
Roswell, Georgia 30075

25 April

Memorial Service

2:00 pm

Roswell United Methodist Church

814 Mimosa Blvd
Roswell, Georgia 30075

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