Saturday, March 27, 2010

Penny

Penny peacefully left us early afternoon on Friday, March 26, 2010.

People like Penny Lamont McAllister don't come along very often. She made our lives magical. We love her and will miss her forever.

Thanks for all the love and support.

Jonathan

25 comments:

  1. Very sad to read this. God bless Penny and her family.

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  2. I was so sorry to hear about Penny last night - I was stunned as I didn't even know she was ill. My prayers go out to you and her girls and her mom. I met Penny and her mom at the Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain several years ago. She was an amazing artist and inspired a lot of people including me. And just the most uplifting and happy woman. Hugs to you all.

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  3. I'm so sorry. Prayers go out to your family. She will truly be missed by everyone.

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  4. I am so sorry, may God's angels surround you and hold you up at this sad time.

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  5. Mary L. SchellhammerMarch 27, 2010 at 9:02 AM

    Penny was my middle daughter's librarian at Central Elem. She was the only librarian she ever had who could keep up with her voracious appetite for reading. I hear often people talking about Penny's artistic abilities but I will always remember her for the lasting impact she had on the lives of young children.

    Mary Schellhammer

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  6. Susan Carter DickeyMarch 27, 2010 at 9:09 AM

    Penny was a magical, one-of-a kind person--she had such an amazing way of embracing life. I'm so thankful to have been one of so many who were touched by her. Love and prayers to Jonathan, the girls and Joyce.

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  7. I didn't know Penny, but when reading everyone's comments,show of support and encouragement, she surely was a very special spirit. Peace to Penny and Strength and healing to the hearts of the family. - Deb

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  8. I am so sorry for your loss! Penny was such an amazing woman! God has gained and awsome angel!
    Prayers going out to you and your family!
    (((HUGZ)))

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  9. This is hard news. She had such a feisty attitude and I prayed she would win the battle. I never got to meet Penny in person, but I "knew" her just the same. My heart goes out to her family and loved ones. Peace and love to you all.

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  10. Penny made all our lives magical. I love working with Penny and sharing creative ideas. She was my muse with crafts. I will miss her dearly. She was always giving me suggestions on books for myself and daughter. Heaven has gained a true angel.
    Tammy

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  11. I am stunned and so sad...had not even know Penny was sick until a couple of days ago. Penny had such an impact on my children's lives at Verner through all her wonderful library activities and allowed me to volunteer since I love books too...always wanted to be a librarian just like Penny. I will faithfully pray for God's peace and comfort in the next months and years...she would want us all to laugh again. Know she was so loved and that is because she loved. Be strong and become all she would want you to be. Love and hugs. Annelle Reed

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  12. I wish all of you peace and comfort at this difficult time.

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  13. We are deeply saddened by this news tonight. Penny was such a special person and brought happiness to everyone around her. Our family will be thinking of all of you.

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  14. Gosh , there is so much saddness in my heart as I hear the news,I met Penny many years ago online, we would get online at 4 am and chat before she went to school to teach, sometimes it was for hours. I love her stories and her wisdom, often times she would help me out in the art world.. Life will never be the same without Penny, but her art lives on in all of us, she was such an adorable funny lady.. I will sure Miss you Penny.. hugs to all the famlies in these very hard times..
    Terri Brush

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  15. My heart is broken, my thoughts and prayers are with Penny's loved ones...she is a true inspiration and always will be for me.

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  16. Jonathan.....you and your family have our deepest sympathy. Many a tear has been shed in the PFATT house...........Penny was such a good sister to us. We will miss her terribly.

    {{{Hugs}}}
    Lori (Nana)

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  17. Penny was truly magical! My deepest, heartfelt sympathies are with you and your family!

    Hugs,
    Joycee

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  18. Heaven just got a little brighter and Earth just got a little darker with the passing of our beloved friend and fellow artist, Penny. Such a fun loving, talented lady with an encouraging spirit, Penny shared her knowledge with good cheer and touched the lives of so many. We are all stunned and intensely feel your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around each family member and hold you close. Penny’s death makes no sense. In our anger, sadness, confusion and grief…God and His promises are there. We will continue to lift you up in prayer.
    “God is near to the brokenhearted. He saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18

    Nita Mason of Hotziggety

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  19. Mrs. Mac was an amazing person. She will be sorely missed. I remember in elementary school when she dressed as a chicken and sat on the roof of verner. she inspired me.

    jessica cochrane rutledge

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  20. Jonathan and ladies - My deepest sympathies. Penny was the brightest spot at Birmingham Christmas Village and Cottontails. Her artistic gift was matched only by her love of life and love of people. She has brightened many lives and her memory will continue to brighten and inspire mine. I can only imagine your loss - please know that you are in the prayers of many, many people.

    Lifting you up . . . .
    Laura Lankford

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  21. To tne entire McAllister family from the staff of Christmas Village. When we heard the news of Penny's passing, even though our hearts were broken, we could not help but smile when we thought back to the first time we heard the name Penny McAllister. When Penny contacted our company concerning participation she stated "She didn't know if we thought her work was good enough." As we sat in our office reviewing the photos from the most talented artist to come along in a long time we were amazed at her talent, intrigued by her imagination, and dumbfounded over her humbleness. Every person, customer or not, who entered her booth was delighted by her whimsical imagination, and talent.

    The staff of both Cottontail's and Christmas Village Arts, Crafts, and Gifts shows would like to express our sympathy. Penny's absence will leave a physical hole in our shows but she has filled a spot in our our hearts with
    admiration.

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  22. I only met Penny once, in Southern California about 7 years ago. Wish I would have had the opportunity to get to know her better.

    Peace be with you, Penny, and with your family too.

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  23. Hi,
    I have a question about your blog. Please email me!
    Thanks,
    David

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