Helen Pennington

Helen Frances Pennington (Evans)

August 9, 1919 - February 6, 2021
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To me, my mother was a perfect example of a loving, true southern Christian lady.

Helen Frances Evans Pennington, 101, of Pine Bluff and Little Rock, AR went to be with her Lord and Savior February 6th, 2021.

Her parents were William Henry Evans and Susie Lavina Huff Evans. She was born on August 9th, 1919 in Pine Bluff, AR and lived there all her life until June of 2018 when she moved to Little Rock with her daughter Connie who cared for her daily.

Helen graduated from White Hall High School in 1937 as the valedictorian of her class. She then was married to Marshall R. Pennington in December of 1941 until his death in July of 1993.

She graduated from Judkins Business College and went to work at Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel Co. in 1939 as a secretary for Harvey McGeorge and later to Scott McGeorge, retiring in 1991.
She was a loving member of Lakeside United Methodist Church where she was a children’s Sunday school teacher and served on various committees. She was also a life time member of Lakeside United Methodist Women.

In 1962 she became a member of the American Business Women’s Association where she received special recognition by their National Office when she reached 50 years of service.

Helen is survived by her only daughter Connie P. Marks Smith of Little Rock, grandson Scott A. Marks (Erin) of Little Rock, great-grandchildren Jaxson Kohl Marks and Melina Mora Marks of Little Rock, nephew Jim Shenep (Cindy), nephew Louis Rainey (Margaret) of El Dorado, AR, niece Anne Shenep Blackwell (Jesse) of Pensacola, FL, great-nephews Christopher Shenep (fiancé Claire), Kell Shenep (Laci), Stuart Shenep, and great-great niece Sophie Shenep of Little Rock.

Helen was preceded in death by a brother Howard Evans and a sister Dorothy Shenep Greenwood.

Visitation will be from 1-2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 13, 2021, with the funeral service starting at 2:00 P.M. at Lakeside United Methodist Church in Pine Bluff with the Rev. Judy Rudd officiating.

Graveside service will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Directors.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorials be sent to the Lakeside United Methodist Church in Pine Bluff.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 13, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Lakeside United Methodist Church
    1500 Olive Street
    Pine Bluff, AR 71601
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 13, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:00pm
    Lakeside United Methodist Church
    1500 Olive Street
    Pine Bluff, AR 71601
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Graceland Cemetery
    2493 West Pullen Street
    Pine Bluff, AR 71601
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Sarah Warriner

Posted at 01:00am
Connie, I was so sorry to hear about your Mother. She was always so nice when I would run into her. I know you and your family will miss her. Prayers for you all.

Ann Snuggs

Posted at 12:55am
Yes, Connie, your mother was a special, wonderful woman. I have many fond memories of being with her at the church. She was so kind and helpful. My deepest sympathy to you and the whole family. You are in my prayers.

Joe Clement

Posted at 07:34pm
Jim, Ginny and I always enjoyed visiting with your aunt at Trinity Village. She was such a nice lady, who was so proud of her family. We are sorry for your loss. Joe

Anne Conery

Posted at 05:31pm
Connie, I was saddened to learn of the loss of your mom. She was indeed a true southern lady, friendly, and always perfectly dressed. Prayers for you and your family.

Linda LaClair

Posted at 10:13am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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