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Donald W Pennington Sr.

March 1, 1948 ~ August 14, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old


Reflection of Life

Donald Winston Pennington Sr was born on March 1, 1948 to the late Herman E. Pennington and Eloise
Willis-Pennington in Gary, Indiana.
He graduated with honors from Roosevelt High School, Gary, Indiana in 1966. He graduated with
honors/dean’s list from Wiley College; Marshall, Texas with a B.A. in Sociology. He later attended Purdue
University Northwest in Hammond, Indiana where he received his Master’s in Education.
He worked as a Social Worker with the Department of Human Services. He became a teacher with the
Gary Community School System where he taught for 25+years. He taught Math, Spanish and Special
He was predeceased by his Grand Parents: Joseph Pennington & Commenzie Dobbins and Annie & Morris
Willis. Parents: Herman and Eloise Willis Pennington. Sisters: Audrey Matthews and Janice Pennington.
Brother: Leonard Pennington.
He is survived by: two sons Donald (Stephanie) Pennington Jr and Ronderrick (Kimberly) Pennington.
Brother: Harold (Addie) Pennington Sisters: Wilberteen Houston, Verneita (Rodney) Coffee; Indianapolis,
Indiana and Herma (Charles) Drake; Toledo, Ohio. Three Grandson: Donald Pennington III, Dylan
Pennington and Adrian Pennington. Eight nieces, six great nieces, six nephews, five great nephews and
great-great nephew. He also leaves a host of cousins and friends that loves him dearly.


Final rites have been entrusted to Cooper's Memorial Funeral Chapel of Sylvania, GA

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August 24, 2023

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Coopers Memorial Funeral Chapel
1108 South Main Street
Sylvania, GA 30467

Graveside Service
August 25, 2023

11:00 AM
Kelsey Family Cemetery
Kelsey Road
Millen, GA 30442


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