Mrs. Charlotte Alice Ward Pennell, age 85, of Jefferson, passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at Watauga Medical Center. Born February 18, 1936 in Fish Springs, Tennessee, she was a daughter of the late William "Bill" Ward and Lula Price Ward Timbs. Charlotte worked as a housekeeper for many years. Her hobbies included tending to her flower garden, gospel music concerts (of which the Kingsmen Quartet were her favorite), as well as collecting teapots, red birds, and angel figurines. She was also known for being an excellent seamstress. Charlotte was an outstanding mother whose life revolved around her family. She was outgoing and a friend to everyone she met. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years Max Gardner Pennell, and eight siblings.
She is survived by her children; Max Pennell of Bunnell, Florida, Teddy Pennell and wife Sherry of Boone, Shirley Harrison and husband Billy of Butler, Tennessee, Jo Ann Dobes and husband Willie of Jacksonville, Florida, Ricky Pennell and wife Kathy of Fleetwood, and Steven Pennell of Jefferson, 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, and her extended family the Eggers of Boone.
Funeral services for Mrs. Charlotte Pennell will be conducted Sunday, February 20, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Mike Barfoot. Burial will follow at Ashelawn Memorial Park & Gardens.
The family will receive friends Saturday, February 19, 2022, at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home from 3 until 5 o'clock pm. Those attending the funeral or visitation are requested to wear a mask.
Online condolences may be shared with the Pennell family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com .
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Pennell family.