Lettie Sheek Pennington

Published 12:56 pm Monday, May 17, 2021

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Mrs. Lettie Sheek Pennington, 91, of N. Main St., Mocksville, died at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem on Sunday, May 16, 2021.

She was born on Sept. 27, 1929 to the late James Kimbrough Sheek and Martha Clement Sheek. She was also preceded in death by: her husband of 67 years, John “Jack” Pennington on Feb. 3, 2018; and a brother, James Kimbrough Sheek Jr.

She attended Mocksville schools and graduated high school at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh in 1948. She also attended Greensboro College in Greensboro and Sullins College in Bristol, Va. She enjoyed traveling to antique shows and flea markets with Jack after he retired from Pennington Chevrolet in 1980. She had extensive knowledge in antique furniture and worked for several years as a docent at the Museum of Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem. For several years in the 1970s she also owned and ran a gift shop, The Calico Cat, beside her home.

Survivors: 2 daughters, Martha Pennington Rooney (Butch) and Betsy Pennington Ramsbotham, all of Mocksville; 4 grandsons, Andy Ramsbotham of Winston-Salem, Jack Rooney of Atlantic Beach, Zeb Ramsbotham (Annie) of Tuxedo and Will Rooney of Davidson; special friend, Dr. Francis Slate; and beloved Siberian Husky, Jesse Clement.

A private family graveside service will be conducted at Rose Cemetery with Dr. Glenn L. Myers Jr. officiating.

Memorials: Humane Society of Davie, 1469 N. Main St., Mocksville.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.