Glenda Kay Rose Pennell, 72, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at her residence. Born in McDowell County, W.Va., on August 23, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Chester Morgan Rose and Beatrice Griffin Rose.

Over the years Glenda worked in management of restaurants and convenience stores. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and always caring for others.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, William Herbert Pennell II, who passed away on December 15, 2005; her brother, Elbert Rose; sister, Tootie Cockeram; and one granddaughter, Regan Howell.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Rhonda Pennell, Candace Reavis (Timothy E. Reavis) and William Herbert Pennell III.

She is further survived by her grandchildren, Morgan Reavis, Madison Reavis and William Herbert Pennell IV; and four great-grandchildren, Jaden Howell, Izabella Pennell, Rashumble Potts and Sage Potts.

A memorial service will be held in the Chapel of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home at 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The family will speak to friends following the service.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Pennell family.

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