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Visitation: 12:00 to 2:00 PM Saturday October 13, 2018 West Cabarrus Church
Service: 2:00 PM Saturday October 13, 2018 West Cabarrus Church
Interment: Carolina Memorial Park Kannapolis, NC
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The plucky, petite Penny Dooley left the pain of this world behind on October 6, 2018 at the age of 67.

The quintessential wife, mother and grandmother, she wasn’t physically imposing, but, Herculean in character. Born in Bedford, VA, she overcame circumstances many would fall prey to—she learned the power of perseverance early in life, calling on her fortitude through many battles.

Orphaned at 13, Penny was taken in by her eldest brother, Gene, and his wife, Shirley. After graduating, she worked for GE, where she met her husband of 48 years, Harold. Their love was extraordinary. The couple brought one daughter, Tracey Bennett, into the world. She married David, and they were blessed with four children—Corey, Hannah, Holly, and Jacob. As their Nanny, Penny taught them to dance and to live a worthwhile life. In retirement, she found joy keeping up with her brother, Jerry, and sisters—Dorothy, Marie, Vickie and Patty. They would recall times gone by with their siblings Gene, Leo, Charles, and Bobby, who passed in previous years. With great strength, Penny navigated a perilous battle with cancer with her characteristic courage.

The story of her life would be incomplete without including her passionate love for Jesus and her desire to share his message around the world. Her love abounded throughout her life. She never limited the idea of family to blood and was loved my many who saw her as their own.

We gather to celebrate the life, love, and legacy of our beloved Penny at 2PM Saturday, Oct. 13 at West Cabarrus Church in Concord. Visitation with the family will begin at noon.

Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis.

Online condolences may be made to www.whitleysfuneralhome.com
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From: Beulah Fisher
"My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I'm really having trouble dealing with this, loved her so much and you too Harold. God Bless."
From: Philip Jones
"Harold, sincere condolences to you and family. Praying for peace and comfort."
From: Nancy Barnes
"Harold, I am so sorry to hear about Penny we I know Penny is in Heaven. God Bless you and your Daughter and all the family"
From: Mike and Debie Dodson
"Harold, we are so sorry to hear of Penny's passing. Please know that our prayers are with you and your family."
From: Dianne & Norris Williams
"Harold and family, My heart breaks for you as I know the love you and Penny had for one another. The only comfort we can find at a time like this is to know that Penny is no longer fighting that horrible battle of cancer and that she whole and healed and in the arms of our Lord. Please let God give you comfort and peace in the years that you shared your love with one another and know that you will be known as you are known when you join her when Jesus calls. God Bless Dianne & Norris"
From: Debora Tolley
"Harold, So sorry for you lost. Penny was such a nice lady."