Lois Janiece Penrod

Lois Janiece Penrod

Lois Janiece Penrod, 74, of Jonesboro, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, surrounded by her family. 

She was born on Feb. 15, 1947, in Anna, the daughter of Howard Orvil and Crettie Aldean Fuller Ellis. 

She married Donald Richard Penrod on Nov. 2, 1964, in Murphysboro. He preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 2018.

Mrs. Penrod is survived by her children, Richard (Tammy) Penrod of Murphysboro, Monica (Brian) Bartimus of Harrisburg, Michael (Jackie) Penrod of Jonesboro, Leslie (Thomas) Bauman of Dongola and Amanda Sweet of Jonesboro; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters Kathy (Randy) Wheaton of Jonesboro and Karen (Jack) Hicks of Pomona; a brother, David (Pam) Ellis of Pittsburg; numerous nephews and nieces; sisters-in-law Ruth, Norma and Pam Ellis; other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, two great-grandchildren, Tommy and Steven Schemonia; an infant sister, Leone Ellis; and four brothers, Leon, Deon, Eldon and Delmond Ellis. 

Mrs. Penrod was a faithful and devoted member of the Trinity Pentecostal Tabernacle in Jonesboro. She was the center of her family and a mentor to many. She witnessed to countless followers the good word of Christ. She was an amazing cook and loved spending time with her family.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Trinity Pentecostal Tabernacle in Jonesboro, with Geoff Bond officiating. Interment was in Dutch Ridge Cemetery in Pomona. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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