Iris Willowpean Pennington

Iris Willowpean Pennington


November 14, 1923 – March 15, 2013

WENDELL – Iris Willowpean Pennington, 89, died Friday.  A native of Wilson County she was daughter to the late Eddie & Minnie Teddar Evans.  She was a member of Creech’s Primitive Baptist Church, and a true faithful servant of the Lord.  Her family were her life, her joy, and her heart.  Her husband of 57 years, Wiley Thomas Pennington, preceded her in death, as well as several siblings.

Funeral service 11 am, Monday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, Wendell.  Burial, Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon.

She is survived by her children; Walter T. Pennington (Connie) of Raleigh, Ricky Pennington (Judy) of Wendell, Kay Pulley (Robert) & Sandra Pittman (Ray) both of Zebulon, siblings; Roland Evans (Virginia) of Wilson, Rudolph Evans (Hazel) of Selma, Margie Johnson of Hagerstown, Md., Joyce Lamm of Wilson, 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, many nieces & nephews, and sisters-in-law; Bessie Gray DeKyser, Julia Pennington, & Emma Pennington.

Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to either Creech’s Primitive Baptist Church c/o Nellie Hocutt, 1555 Creech Church Rd., Kenly, NC 27542, or Heartland Hospice, 3200Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Raleigh, NC, 27604.

Visitation 4 -6 pm, Sunday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, and other times at the home of Kay & Robert Pulley.

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