Lillie Aline Pennington

Lillie Aline Pennington, 80, of Greenville, SC, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, August 6, 2021.  Born in Mobile, AL, she was a daughter of the late W. Fred and Winnie Lee Griffin Pennington.  Aline began working in the Child Development Center at Bob Jones University in her freshman year which led to a career spanning 43 years until her retirement.  In 2008, the center was renamed the Pennington Child Development Center to honor Miss “P”.

Aline is survived by 9 siblings, Winifred Blake and her husband, Butch, Fred Pennington Jr, Don Pennington and his wife, Linda, Norm Pennington, Rose Marie Pennington, Pat Pennington, David Pennington and his wife, Debby, Sarah Elizabeth Cantin and her husband, Dave, and Tom Pennington and his wife, Sheila; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Visitation will be held on Friday, August 13, 2021 from 5 pm – 7 pm at Heritage Funeral Home in Simpsonville, SC.  The Funeral Service will be at Calvary Baptist Church in Simpsonville, SC on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 11:00 am.  Burial will follow the service at Cannon-Byrd Memorial Park in Fountain Inn, SC.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Bob Jones University’s Pennington Child Development Center by mailing your gift to Bob Jones University, 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville, SC 29687 or online at bjualumni.net/pennington.

Condolences to the family of Lillie Aline Pennington

  • Linda Hayner
    1 year ago

    Our Bible study and prayer group enjoyed Aline’s presence for at least three decades. Together we enjoyed laughter, fellowship, and prayer. We always gathered to celebrate birthdays. Our Thanksmas dinners celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas were the high point of our year. Thank you for your friendship Aline; your smile will be sorely missed.

  • Holly Hyma
    1 year ago

    Oh, how our Bible study group will miss our dear friend! Her steady faith in God…and trust in His ways was such a wonderful example to follow! Her sweet potato casserole at our Thanksmas dinners were just wonderful…and I’ll have to pick up the torch & remember her by using her recipe! Family members, so loved you so! You were so good & generous with her…the evidence of your love was spoken of often!

  • Aline was a well qualified supervisor both professionally and personally. I especially appreciated her readiness to help people in need. She was kind and helpful to many. Her influence will continue in the lives of many–sometimes in ways she would not imagine. For example, she loaned EM a dish that was a special help. EM returned it, and we tried to find a replacement. I prayed for God to provide in a special way, which He did by putting that dish on the CVA give away shelf. I praise the Lord for using Aline to answer prayer, and EM greatly appreciates that helpful dish. Thank you, Aline. You are still a blessing.

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