Penny Williams Obituary, Death – Penny Hensley Williams, 48 years old and a resident of Chatham, Virginia, went to be with Jesus on the 25th of January, 2023. Penny’s birth took place on December 1st, 1974, and her mother, Shirley Hensley Cooke, and her late father, Jerome Calloway Hensley, were her parents. Penny was an active member of the Greenpond Baptist Church, where she had served in several capacities in the past, including as a substitute teacher, youth leader, activities coordinator, and children’s music director. She was a skilled beautician, a Mary Kay consultant, an incredible cook, and a passionate Elvis lover.
She especially enjoyed Joey’s singing and seeing Ben play baseball. She was also an avid admirer of Mary Kay. She will be remembered forever as a devoted wife, mother, daughter, and friend to all who knew her. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 25 years, Jesse Williams; her sons, Joey Williams and Ben Williams; her best friend, Christi Owen; her cherished dogs, “Dodger” and “Cash”; and a large extended family as well as a large number of friends from all over the world. Her mother also survives her.
In addition to her father and grandfather, Penny was preceded in death by her sister Ann Marie Adkins, her aunt Pat Hensley, and the spouse of her mother, Kenneth D. Cooke. Funeral services will be place at Greenpond Baptist Church on the afternoon of Sunday, January 29, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., with R.G. Rowland, Steve Zimmerman, and David Turbyfill serving as presiding ministers. After the funeral, the burial will take place in the Greenpond Baptist Church Cemetery. On Saturday, January 28, 2023, there will be a visitation held at Greenpond Baptist Church from five till eight o’clock in the evening. At other times, the family will have friends and guests at the house that Penny’s mother, Shirley Cooke, resides in.
Instead of sending flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Greenpond Baptist Church Building Fund, which may be found at 7120 Anderson Mill Road in Chatham, Virginia.