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Ethel R. Penn


Sunrise: August 13, 1955

Sunset: June 29, 2024

Ethel R. (Faulcon) Penn, was born on August 13, 1955, in Halifax County, NC to the late Josephine and James Ellis Faulcon. Ethel departed this life on June 29, 2024. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, and two brothers, James Faulcon, and Joe Willie Faulcon. Ethel was lovingly known by her family and friends as Marie. 

Marie was educated in Norfolk Public Schools and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. She continued her education at Tidewater Community Collège where she obtained her Associate’s Degree. She worked as a seamstress at London Fog. After receiving her Associate’s Degree, she obtained a position as a medical records technician at Portsmouth Naval Hospital until she retired. She loved to cook, bake, travel and spend time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all!

Marie leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter Tumeka S Penn: her two sons, Jerome O Penn (Gigi Penn) and Jerrell M Penn. Three grandchildren; Zachary W McBeth Jr, Elijah Keys, and Kairo L Ratliff. Two special cousins Geraldine Watson and Linda Williams, Sister-in-law Gladys Bell, and a host of loving relatives and friends.

Viewing: Thursday, July 18, 2024 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby St Norfolk, VA Celebration of Life: COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE ONLINE Friday, July 19, 2024 11:00 AM Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby St Norfolk, VA Laid to Rest: Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6309 E. Virginia Beach Blvd Norfolk, VA

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    Veronica D. Hughes (AKA ) Ms. Betty says

    My dearest dearest friend from an early age until now, your passing has really left a void in my heart. You were and always will be that friend that God placed in my life for reasons only he knew why. I will cherish your memory, your love, laughter, and pain we shared together for as as I should live. You fought a good fight the race is now over continue to take your rest until we shall meet again.

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    Joyce Linyear says

    Marie, I thank God for the gift of your faithful friendship for over 30 years. You were also a lovely friend to my husband, our family and our Sisters in the Spirit. Thank you for the pleasure of doing life with you startingat CalvaryRevivalChurch!❤
    Your impromptu lemon cakes on our birthday, holidays and anniversary were everything to us and made us feel loved and treasured.
    You always possessed the genuine heart of a servant, a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, relative and friend to those connected to you.
    Your love was boundless, just as Jesus’ love is boundless and everlasting towards us.
    I know that He heard your prayers and ours and He answered according to His divine plan although we don’t always understand.
    I’m thankful that you are no longer suffering and that you heard God say “”Well done good and faithful servant. You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your Master’s happiness!”

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    Joyce Linyear says

    Marie, I thank God for the gift of your faithful friendship for over 30 years.
    You were also a lovely friend to my husband, our family and our Sisters in the Spirit. Thank you for the pleasure of doing life with you starting at Calvary Revival Church! ❤
    Your impromptu homemade lemon cakes on our birthday, holidays and anniversarys were everything to us and made us feel loved and treasured.
    You always possessed the genuine heart of a servant, a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, relative and friend to those connected to you.
    Your love was boundless, just as Jesus’ love towards us is boundless and everlasting.
    I know that He heard your prayers and ours and He answered according to His divine plan although we don’t always understand.
    I’m thankful that you are no longer suffering and that you heard God say “”Well done good and faithful servant. You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your Master’s happiness!”🙌🏽🕊
    💜💜💜

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      Honey Smith Monroe says

      Our sincere empathy and sympathy is extended to the Penn family. Our prayers are ushered as you celebrate her life and her legacy.

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    Geraldine Mozell says

    My Condolences to the family. My prayers are with you all. I am going to miss Ethel she was a true friend. Miss Ethel has ran her course & has finished her race. I loved her like a sister. She will be missed.

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    Sidney Keys and Family says

    Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Her journey has been well-deserved. May she rest in peace with the Angels.💐.

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    Linda P Williams says

    I still can’t believe my beautiful cousin is gone! Ree Ethel , you were a light to this world. Although you are physically not with us, your spirit will remain forever. I pray for Meka, Jerome, Jerrell, and most of all your beautiful grandchildren (ZJ, Aligiah, and Kiro). May the lord continue to get them through this as they navigate this world without your physical presence. Rest in Paradise my cousin!!! Love you and miss you dearly!!! ❤️❤️Your Cousin Linda P Williams

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    veronica Harris says

    I send my love and support to you and your family. She was a wonderful spirit and will be missed.
    Im glad I got to know her and your family. Please let me and Eugene know if there is anything we can do to help.
    Love always

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    veronica Jackson says

    I send my love and support to you and your family. She was a wonderful spirit and will be missed.
    Im glad I got to know her and your family. Please let me and Eugene know if there is anything we can do to help.
    Love always

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    Eugene and Veronica says

    I send my love and support to you and your family. She was a wonderful spirit and will be missed.
    Im glad I got to know her and your family. Please let me and Eugene know if there is anything we can do to help.
    Love always

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    Mrs Harris says

    I send my love and support to you and your family. She was a wonderful spirit and will be missed.
    Im glad I got to know her and your family. Please let me and Eugene know if there is anything we can do to help.
    Love always

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    Shelly Custis says

    To Tumeka and family, my sincerest condolences on your loss. My prayers are with you during this time.

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    Mary Brown says

    Marie, I was glad to meet you through Beverly and glad that you were a good friend to her. Take your rest, no more pain and suffering on that side, just joy and peace ❤️❤️❤️

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    Patricia Belton says

    My sincere condolences to the family and friends. Marie was a wonderful person inside and out, she felt like my family, it was a joy being around her. I will continue to pray for her family as they go through their sadness and grief process. 🌺🌷🙏🙏🙏❤️🌷

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    Patricia Belton says

    My sincere condolences to the family and friends. Marie was a wonderful person inside and out, she felt like my family, it was a joy being around her. I will continue to pray for her family as they go through their sadness and grief process

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