Let the memory of Donna be with us forever
  • 67 years old
  • Born on October 4, 1945 .
  • Passed away on April 25, 2013 .

Donna Lane Stephenson Penny, 67, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away Thursday, April 25th 2013 at Duke Hospice in Durham.

A native of Wake County, she was the daughter of the late Zoe Neil and Edith Clayton Stephenson. She was a dedicated church member of Oxford Baptist Church and later became a committed member of Central Baptist Church where she enjoyed serving the Lord through multiple overseas mission trips. Donna was a devoted mother to her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are a daughter Melissa Wilkerson (Jonathan) of Oxford, her son Doug Penny (Kimberly) of Raleigh, three granddaughters, Jordan Wilkerson, Skylar Mulhollen and Lydia Penny, four grandsons Caleb Cox, Dylan Wilkerson, Austin Wilkerson and Joshua Penny. Also surviving are a brother, O’Neal Stephenson (Judy) of Fuquay-Varina. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Aimee P. Mulhollen and a brother, Lenwood Stephenson.

A private graveside service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery, Saturday morning April 27th. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM at Central Baptist Church, Henderson NC at 1:00 PM Saturday April 27th 2013.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church Missions Fund, P.O. Box 178, Henderson, NC 27536.

Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford is assisting the Penny family.

Posted by Terri McInnis on 26th April 2014
I miss my sweet friend and prayer partner. But I know she would never want to be back here since she is in the presence of our Lord. May all her family find peace and comfort knowing this. I can hear her laughter and miss all those goofy things we used to laugh at. I look forward to seeing you soon!!
Posted by Wendy Wilkins on 30th April 2013
Doug and Kimberly, We were so saddened to hear of your mom's passing. Donna was a ray of sunshine to everyone she met. We will never forget her loving and caring nature. Let it bring peace knowing she is in her real home now, enjoying all of God's riches. Prayers for you all during this time. Tee and Wendy Wilkins
Posted by Linda Kennedy on 27th April 2013
Doug, I was sorry to hear about your mother. I will be praying for you Saturday as you have her services. May God be your strength.
Posted by Terri McInnis on 27th April 2013
To all of Donna's dear family. We are missing Donna terribly, but she left us with such a legacy of faith and love and laughter. Her love of Jesus will continue to shine brightly in all our hearts and lives. May you really feel the love and peace of Christ today and always.
Posted by Stephanie Smith(McKendric... on 27th April 2013
Doug, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today.
Posted by Belinda Foushee on 27th April 2013
Our deepest sympathies go out to the family over the loss of this wonderful lady. Her beautiful smile, big heart, and gentle spirit will always be remembered. Donna was an angel on this earth. Hilda and Belinda
Posted by Pax Lattimore on 26th April 2013
I had the distinct privilege of serving the Lord Jesus with your mom for several years in Raleigh. She was a faithful servant, who loved children and loved to teach them from the Bible. She was a great friend to me and lead me to a wonderful Christian school, where her son was working at the time, that was of great benefit in life for my children. Donna now sees Jesus face to face forever.
Posted by Wade And Sandy Woody on 26th April 2013
Melissa, so sorry to hear about your mom. She was truly a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. I know Aimee is glad to have her mom's hugs again. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Vicky Scofield on 25th April 2013
Our sincere sympathies to Donna's family and friends. She was always so kind and considerate to Jeff and I and we will miss her. She was so very devoted to her children and grandchildren and loved them dearly. Donna has joined Aimee and they are smiling down upon all of us.

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