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Lola Mae (Sopora) Penny

February 1, 1930 ~ January 19, 2021 (age 90)


Lola Mae (Sopora) was born in Venita, Oklahoma, on February 1, 1930, to the parentage of Oscar and Elzora Morgan. “Sopora” & ”Grandma Penny,” as she was known to all. She grew up in Colorado and remained a pillar in the community. With the help of Yvette (Yaira), her great niece’s genealogical research, Sopora’s descends from her maternal 4th great grandmother Mesh born Oromo People, Ethiopia Africa of 1685. She would always open up her home to those in need. She led an exemplary life, one that touched many lives. She had this bright light that you could see in her at all times; she would light up any room she entered. Her humor was out of this world, and she knew how to turn your sadness into laughter just by the witty things she would do and say. Lola grew up with a Godly life and served the Lord. She would always live the way of treating others with love and respect. She would always promote family coming together with love, kindness, generosity, and respect. Lola Mae’s greatest joy was family, and even strangers became family, calling her Grandma Penny. She was one of the Juneteenth Dolls founders, which brought her great joy, and she would be right alongside them walking in the Colorado State Fair Parades, not missing a beat. She enjoyed going to yard/garage sales and, on occasions, a day at Cripple Creek. She was a wife, mother, grandma, and a friend to many, but also so much more. One of her favorite sayings was, “You made that up,” and she would just laugh and look up at you and make those googly eyes. Well she looked upon God’s Face, and He stretched out His Hand and said, “Well done thy good and faithful servant…come on home and rest.” On January 19, 2021, the Lord called His faithful servant, Lola Mae (Sopora), home. She was preceded in death by parents, Oscar and Elzora Morgan; Gerald W. Penny Sr.; sisters: Luella, Canella, Christine, Minnie, Anthenear, and Leona; brothers: Woster, Ernestine (Jiggs), Olean, Oscar Jr. (Duck), Lonnell Morgan; children: Michael Penny, Lovie Stovall, Lovita Cunningham, Burrell Penny Sr.; son-in-law, Frederick D Clemmons IV; granddaughter, Lorne Rainie Thomas; great-grandson Gregory Thomas II; great greatgrandson Dorian Justyce Cureaux. She leaves to cherish her memory: husband Calvin C. Jackson Sr.; sons, Gerald (Jerry) Penny Jr. and Calvin (Coolie) Jackson (Leticia) both of Colorado; daughter Lorna D. Clemmons (Frederick*) of Texas; Goddaughters, Cathy McCree, Patrice Colbert-Hall, and Charlotte Hancock; Godson, John Mitchell. Eighteen grandchildren: Curtis II Stovall (Michele), Shaleena (ShaSha) Brooks (Thomas), Leon, Scott, Rufus Q. HighHawk, Jerald (Jerrell), Dean, Gentry (NuNu), Maurice (Pocounty), Frederica (JuJu), Felicia (FeFe), Dawnisha, Burrell Jr. Latasha Williams (Preston), Naamon (Tank), Rudy Aguila-Jackson (Rebekah), Demetrius (DJ), Lukas, Analiah; thirty-nine great-grandchildren: Lovie, Lovesha, Graylon, La’Kiyesha, Cyliss, Yishmél, Ezekiel, Jaila, Ta’Mon, Ja’Lena, Asya, Rashad, Devante, Kristina, Akiya, Curtis III, Chanel, Major, Teyonna C Penny-Glenn, Linda, Solomon, Gentry II, Exzidyn, Exzaydiuz, Exzedikye, Exzubleun, Zephra, and Zion,Yasmine Pohlman(John), Marriah Archuleta (Richard), Chantae, Naamon Jr., Aneesa, Julissa, Jalil, Janessa Evans (Damian), Lanaya, Caniya, Mario; twenty great great-grandchildren: Aliya, Amaya, Avery, Ta’Lia, Malaysia, Treyvier J., Mary, Sofie, Athena, Averi, Ta’Veah, Khordae, Ka’Lyzah, Kasyeon, Jusari +5, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. She was known for her amazing kind-heartedness

Homegoing Celebration, 1pm Saturday Feb. 6, 2021 Bethlehem Baptist Church. Interment, 12pm Monday Fort Logan National Cemetery.

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Funeral Service
February 6, 2021

1:00 PM
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1044 Spruce St.
Pueblo, CO 81004

February 8, 2021

12:00 PM
Fort Logan National Cemetery
4400 W. Kenyon
Denver, CO 80236

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