Mary Lee Penny Cooper, 98, a graduate of East Carolina Teachers College, taught 1st grade for 45 years. A native of Garner, she was the daughter of the late Eddie R. and Lillie Mae Carroll Penny.
She was predeceased by her sisters; Doris Whitaker, Irene Peacock , and Annie Laurie Frising; brothers, Lawrence Penny and Sam Penny and a nephew, George Peacock. The 1st of 6 siblings, she spent her life caring for all those who came after her.
Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel, Garner.
Surviving are her niece, Karen Norkus and husband, Chris of Whispering Pines, nephew, Richard Peacock and wife, Dee of Swansboro; great nephews, Jon Peacock, Maurice Peacock, Jordan Peacock and Conan Norkus.
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Contributions may be made to Garner United Methodist Church, 201 Methodist Drive, Garner, NC, 27529.
Condolences may be made to bryan-leefuneralhome.com