On April 15, 2022 the Lord called her home…. Martha Margaret Pennington, “Marty”, passed away at Community Hospice at UF Shands in Jacksonville, Florida.
Marty was born in Richwood, West Virginia on May 15, 1940 to her parents Anthony and Lona Keener. She was the youngest of nine children, all who have preceded her in death. Lottie, Mary, Ruby, Jessie, Stella, Daisy, Agatha, and James. She was raised with her nephews Jim and Bill, whom she considered brothers.
Marty and her beloved husband Ben were married for 55 years. They moved to Yulee Florida in 1979. Besides raising their three children, she loved to spend time working in the garden and canning the vegetables they grew. She loved traveling the United States, looking for sharks teeth at Fernandina Beach, and visiting NASCAR tracks. She also enjoyed doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She loved watching her two favorite television shows, Mountain Men and Hoarders. Her favorite place to eat was Golden Corral.
Marty is survived by the love of her life, her husband Ben. Also, her three children Kenneth (Michelle) Temple, Glen (Patricia) Temple, and Mitzi (Herb) Jones. Her seven grandchildren are Tonya, Christina, Keith (Sabrina), Holden (Bonnie), Anthony, Glen, and Scott (Shay). Her 10 great-grandchildren are Michael, Sami, Storm, Ashley, Brendon, Brandon, Tyler, Justin, Brantley, and Hunter. She has seven great-great grandchildren. They are Braxon, Harleigh, Alaiya, Marcy, Oakleígh, Elijah, and Gabriel. She is preceded in death by one great-great granddaughter, Skyla. Marty has four stepchildren, Karen, Carol, Bennie Jr, Greg and their families. She also has her bonus family, Orion and Makell Burgoyne and their seven children. As well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Services will be held on Thursday April 21, at Green Pine Funeral Home and Cemetery, 96281 Green Pine Road, Yulee, Florida 32097. Her viewing will begin at 12:00 p.m. with services following at 1:00 p.m. Following her interment, the family will host a celebration luncheon.
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