Georgette "Penny" Davenport

October 22, 1961 ~ June 23, 2022 (age 60)


As the sun began to set on, Thursday, June 23, 2022, God chose one of his children to reside with Him, in her eternal home. Ms. Georgette Davenport, affectionately known as “Penny” to her family and friends, was born on October 22, 1961. Our beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend, peacefully transitioned to her eternal home at the age of 60. Her pride and joy, Asia was by her side until the very end.

Penny was born in Jersey City, NJ to Martha Henry. She was reared in love by the late George and Lucille Helton. Penny was also preceded in death by her grandparents, James Earl Henry, Gussie Lee Henry, and aunt Minnie Bradley. Through the teachings of her parents and grandparents, Penny knew the importance of not only recognizing who God was but also having an intimate relationship with Him. She was a member of St. John A.M.E. Zion Church, located in Thomasville, NC.  Later in life, she joined Williams Memorial C.M.E. Church of High Point, NC. Penny participated with the church choirs, hospitality committee, and as a Sunday School Teacher.

Penny was blessed to have many talents, her warm personality was reflected in all she endeavored. Penny graduated from Thomasville Senior High class of 1980. Her love for people guided her to receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the illustrious University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After graduation, Penny went on to have a career in the field of education; working in Thomasville City Schools and local early childhood development and learning facilities throughout the Triad area. Penny later went on to receive an Associate's Degree in Information System Technology from Davidson County Community College.

Penny was a melodious songstress, avid reader, sports fanatic (North Carolina Tarheels, Golden State Warriors, and Pittsburgh Steelers), and a true lover of Christ. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Her out-going spirit and contagious laugh made her presence memorable.  She lived her life to the fullest and will be forever cherished in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. Her Godliness was demonstrated in both her talk and walk of life.

Left to fondly cherish her memories are the loves of her life, daughter, Asia Davenport and grandson, Zaccheus Davenport  both of the home; her mother, Martha H. Ar-Rahmaan of Atlanta, GA; siblings, Nathaniel Henry (Kathy) of High Point, NC; Alan Davenport of Greenville, NC, Tanya Jordan (Allan) of Fishkill, NY, Gina Parks Drake (Kelli) of Atlanta, GA; and Tameka Worthan of Syracuse, NY; special daughter, Tora Taylor-Glover (James) of Graham, NC; special friends, Yvette Canty (Don), Felicia Tyson, Joyce Mouzone, and Rosemary Williams all of Thomasville, NC and Sheryl Goree of Hagerstown, MD, and Izetta Smith (Roosevelt) of High Point, NC. Penny also leaves behind a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

A Memorial Service will take place on Friday, July 8, 2022 at the Chapel of Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, 206 Fourth Street, High Point, NC.  The service will began at 12 0'clock noon.

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Memorial Service
July 8, 2022

12:00 PM
Johnson & Sons Funeral Home
206 Fourth Street
High Point, NC 27260

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