Callie Esther Jones Pennington, age 110 of West Jefferson, passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Margate Health and Rehab. Mrs. Pennington was born on June 25, 1910 in Ashe County to John and Sallie Pennington Jones. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas Pennington; daughter, Opal Myers; sons, Joseph Pennington, Raymond Pennington, and Spencer Pennington; infant sons, Charlie Pennington and Albert Pennington; and all her brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Pennington enjoyed canning and helping people with their needs. She attended Clifton Baptist Church and was baptized at the age of 98.
Mrs. Pennington is survived by: two sons, Walter Pennington of West Jefferson and Carlos Pennington of Yadkinville; one daughter, Maggie Moretz of West Jefferson; also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by Rev. Jimmy Galgano and Rev. Ambrose Jones. Burial will follow in Clint Gilley Cemetery.
The body will lie in state from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 29, 2020 prior to the service at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel.
The family respectfully requests no food please. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Clifton Baptist Church in care of Mary Richardson, 620 Carl Eastridge Road, Warrensville, NC 28693.
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