In loving memory of Penni Jo Brown age 51, born April 17, 1970-September 12th 2021.
Penni passed due to complications from covid 19. Penni was born in Pennsylvania to Dave and Velma Lou Bingaman. Penni is survived by her husband Eric, daughters Amanda and Krissy, Father Dave Bingaman, brother Dave Bingaman (Big D), sister Tammy Jones, Brother Billy Bingaman, and her grandkids, Mathew Jr, Sky, Bella, Abby, Koa, Lily, Hunter, and Emersyn.
As a young girl, she liked going to Uncle Jim and Aunt Caroline’s house. Her family moved to Myrtle Beach South Carolina as a young girl. As a teenager, she talked about roller skating and going to the beach when she was younger. In junior high school she was a cheerleader. In high school she joined ROTC, she said that was to avoid taking PE. While in ninth grade she met her to-be husband. Before finishing high school she had their first daughter Amanda November 1987. She then got her GED and married Eric Brown, May 20, 1988. They moved to Niceville FL that year. In June of 1989, her second daughter Krissy was born, then in March of 1992 her son, Tyler was born.
Penni worked as a waitress and cashier from the time she moved to Florida until a back injury at work prevented her from standing for long periods of time. In 1998 Penni and Eric along, with Eric’s brother Jeff, and sister-in-law Melissa started up Clean Advantage, a carpet cleaning service. While being a stay-at-home mom, Penni answered the business phone and did office work. Penni allowed her home to become the hangout for all her kids’ friends. These kids began calling her mom. As adults they still came over to see her, often thanking her for being like a mother to them. She loved all of these kids as much as they loved her.
Penni was known for owning lots of clothes, shoes, and purses. Penni would ask her husband if he knew of anything they needed from the store while she was out. He would often reply “I’m guessing more hangers.” He never understood her love for so many shoes and boots, as most of the time she went barefoot. Penni also enjoyed shooting guns. She had two determining factors in how much she liked each gun. First, she liked all pink or purple guns. Second, she needed to be able to shoot it properly with her designer nails on.
Tyler arrived in heaven just two days before her. We can only imagine what that was like. We trust she understood when we told her about Tyler minutes before she passed and went home to be with Jesus. I believe Tyler and, her mom Lou, each had a grandbaby for her to hold.
Penni was a devoted wife of 33 years, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved her. We were all blessed by the time we shared with her on this earth. It helps all of us to know she is in heaven with her two grandbabies by Tyler and Tory, and that we will see her in heaven one day.
Visitation will be Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 11:00, am to 12 pm. A funeral service will follow at 12 pm.
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