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.
Contributions may be made to Garner United Methodist Church, 201 Methodist Drive, Garner, NC, 27529.
Condolences may be made to bryan-leefuneralhome.com