Mrs. Margie Mae Penix was born December 10, 1932, in Reynolds, Georgia, to her parents, Mr. Tommie Wells and Ms. Louise (Hicks) Penix. Margie Mae, as she was affectionately called, was an incredible woman. She spent most of her time caring for her loved ones. She enjoyed sewing quilts, and most of all, she enjoyed cooking. Her
biscuits and cakes were world famous. When you mention biscuits, every generation of her family knows you’re talking about Margie Mae (“Grandma”).
Margie Mae left Macon, Georgia in 1974. She was looking for a new beginning to create a better life for her and her kids. She instilled in her children and grandchildren the importance of being responsible and caring people.
She worked hard during her life. She was always working, always busy, always doing something to keep things going smooth.
Margie Mae brought the laughter and the sunshine into her family’s house. She was quick to tell you, you did well and even quicker to tell you that you have messed up!!!
Her strong singing voice woke you up most Sunday mornings as the smell of breakfast tickled your nose. Margie Mae was more than a baby sitter. She was strength, courage, hope, dreams, and most of all, she was love.
On February 24, 2023, at Sacred Journey Hospice in McDonough, Georgia, God called Margie Mae home to her eternal rest. Preceding Margie Mae in death were her parents, Mr. Tommie Wells and Mrs. Louise Hicks Penix, and her son, Perry Penix (August 26, 1963 – April 20, 1984).
She leaves to cherish her memories, three children, Tommie L. Penix, Brady Penix, and Margie Ann Penix; seven grandchildren, Tonya Brown, Tommie L. Penix, Jr., Sabrina Reese, Monté Turner, Stephen Penix, Atiya L. Penix, and Amor L. Penix; and a host of great grandchildren,
great-great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
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