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Helen Marie Williams Pennington

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Oct. 8, 1947 — Aug. 13, 2020

WAKE FOREST — Helen Marie Williams Pennington, 72, left us to be with the Lord on Aug. 13, 2020.

She was born on Oct. 8, 1947 to the late Oscar and Ruby Rigsbee Williams. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Donald Wayne Williams; and a sister, Mary Alice Miller.

Helen was a hard worker and very determined. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Helen had two dogs that meant the world to her, Buddy and Polly, and she previously had two potbelly pigs that she loved dearly Peaches and Melissa.

A graveside service was held Saturday, Aug. 15, at Wake Forest Town Cemetery with the Rev. Alan Skinner officiating.

She is survived by her son, Gilbert Beddingfield Jr. (Tonya); five grandchildren, Kelly Schwedler (Kent), Lisa Marie Isaacs (Drew), Heather Downs (Ryan), Brandon Bisby and Ashley Bisby; two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Emerson; and her sister, Margie Jordan.

The family wants to express their heartfelt gratitude to Transition LifeCare for the love, compassion and care provided to Helen.

Arrangements are being handled by Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services, 804 N. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, NC 27549. Online condolences may be made to