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Jackie Lanetter Penn
March 25, 1965 ~ August 15, 2023 (age 58) 58 Years Old
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Jackie Lanette (Adanandus)Penn, (Affectionately referred to as Maw Maw) was born on March 25, 1965, in Waco, Texas, to the late Billie Joyce Pordia Slaughter and Willie Dean Adanandus. She took her last breath here on earth on August 15, 2023 and her next breath in Heaven.
Jackie graduated from Jefferson Moore High school in 1983. She received the LORD at an early age. Her walk with the Lord began while attending services at the Missions Church in Waco, Texas. She later became a member of Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Rufus McClain. While attending there she served in the youth choir.
Jackie and her family moved to Columbus, Ohio to begin a new life In 1996. She continued her walk with the Lord at Apostolic Holiness Church under the leadership of the late Bishop Gilbert Price. She served on many auxiliaries; the Women’s choir, usher board, drama ministry. While there she met her husband, Brother Todd “Papaw” Penn while attending Apostolic Holiness. They were united in marriage on July 18, 2008. Following the passing of Bishop Price, they moved their membership to Grace Apostolic Church. There she was a member of the Usher Board and the Women’s Auxiliary. She was a true prayer warrior and along with her husband instituted the Drive Through Prayer Ministry at Grace Apostolic.
She had a genuine love for “Souls” and from this love Heart for the Harvest Outreach Ministry was birthed. She and her husband served the homeless each week with natural and spiritual food. They went to the streets serving regardless of the weather. Jackie received a Medical Assistant degree from Bryman Institute in 2005. She was employed by Columbus Arts; Technology, an Excel Public Charter school, as a Behavioral Interventionist Specialist. She was known as the Prayer Warrior for the school.
Jackie always had a beautiful smile and a heart of gold, but most of all, she had an unwavering passion for serving the Lord. She never wavered in her Faith and her mission in life was to help the lost souls come to know Jesus Christ. In her youth, she was well known for saying to someone, “you’re simple” however, after giving her life to God, her words and expressions pertaining to people changed. She no longer saw the physical person but referred to them as souls. Her comments changed to, “But God”, “won’t He do it”, and “Look at God. Know what you are saying, let your yes be yes and your no be no, you can’t go back on your word”. Most of all she would sum up her sayings with “THE NAME THAT IS ABOVE ANY NAME, JESUS!
Jackie prayed for her, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members. She said, “I might not see them get saved before I leave this world, but I know that they will be saved as it is a promise of our Lord and God is not a God that goes back on His promises. His words will not return to Him void.”
Jackie is predeceased by mother, Billie Joyce Slaughter; brother, Larry Ewers; half-brother, Anthony Adanandus; and brother-in-law, Trent Penn.
She leaves to cherish her memory, loving husband, Todd; daughters, Alicia (Carmen) Austin, Shaniqua Adanandus; Step-Son, Todd Penn, Jr., (Fiancee, Jasmine); Step-Daughter, Kristian Penn; brother, Andre (Sandra) Ewers; sisters, Carol (Calvert) Danforth, Leontyne Adanandus, and Rose (James) Hall; half-sister, Mary Jo Adanandus; half-brothers, Raymond and Artie Adanandus; brothers-in-law, Donnie, Ronnie and Tracy Penn; step-father, Willie Slaughter; uncle, Kuntakinte (Vanessa) Redrick; great aunt, Joyce (Cullen) Harris; twelve grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren;
a host of other family and friends.