Regina Penry, 93, of Jonesboro, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2023. She was born September 27, 1929, in Paragould, to Earl and Sunshine Tatum. Regina was a school teacher at several schools including Risco, Missouri, Walcott, Stanford, and Paragould. She was affectionately known as Mama G by her grandchildren and their friends. After retirement, her love for teaching led her to be a substitute teacher and she continued this until the age of 90. Thirty-four years ago after the death of her beloved husband, Charles, she moved to Jonesboro to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren. Regina was an active, faithful member of Southwest Church. There she enjoyed meals, gift exchanges, and socializing with the Treasures group. Regina enjoyed staying active and caring for others.
Regina was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Penry; and infant sister, Martha Tatum.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Tracey and Craig McDaniel of Jonesboro, and grandchildren, Jacob McDaniel of Jonesboro and Katy McDaniel of Memphis.
The family will receive friends Monday, May 1, from 11:00 a.m. until service time at Phillips Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin at noon at Phillips Funeral Home with Jimmy Adcox officiating. Burial will follow at Warren’s Chapel Cemetery.
Clay McDaniel, Grant McDaniel, Jacob McDaniel, Jace McDaniel, Brendan Camp, and Dr. Lee Woodruff will serve as pallbearers. Members of the Treasures group from Southwest Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.
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