Alberta Ladigo Penney

Published 9:08 am Thursday, May 30, 2019

Alberta Ladigo Penney, 97, of Donalsonville, Ga., passed away Monday, May 27, 2019.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Jakin United Methodist Church.

Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to Penney Family, C/O Jacquelin Gay, 8205 Lake Carroll Drive, Donalsonville, Ga. 39845, Jakin United Methodist Church, 1370 N. Pearl Street, Jakin Ga. 39861 or Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, Tn. 37214-0800.

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Alberta Mable Ladigo was born September 8, 1921 in Indianapolis, In. the daughter of Bert and Lillian Sherwin Ladigo. She married Caleb Cole Penney after high school graduation and the Penneys served as foster parents for a number of years while still in Indiana. In 1975, they moved to Southwest Georgia where they managed Seminole Boys Group Home. Music was an important part of Alberta’s life and she ministered in song singing duets with her husband and also as member of the Lordsman Quartet.  Alberta was a member of Jakin United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her children, Lonnie Penney and his wife, Sandy, of Wylie, Tx. and Jacquelin Gay of Jakin, Ga.; her grandchildren, Holley Penney, Teresa Corey, Tamara Williams and Pamela Mattingly; and her great-grandchildren, Huey Hunter, Chadwick Corey, Cameron Corey, Bradley Scott Corey, Christopher Williams, Amber Williams, Michael Wood and Lauren Wood. In addition to her parents, Alberta was preceded in death by her husband, Caleb Cole Penney; her children, Sherwin Penney and James Robert Penney II; her siblings, Bert Ladigo, Elsie Dawson, Gertrude Ladigo and an infant brother; and her grandchildren, Brittany Corey, Cassandra Corey, Alvin Krack III and Ashley Nicole Krack.