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Fay Nelle Duncan Penick

February 6, 1932 — January 19, 2024


Fay D. Penick

February 6, 1932 – January 19, 2024



Fay Nelle Duncan Penick was born February 6 1932, in Rome, Georgia, daughter of Andrew Marvin Duncan and Edith Pearl Carson.  She was the stepdaughter of Homer S. Carson, Jr. and Estelle Gregory Duncan.   Fay was married for 64 years to Fred Roane Penick.   She was preceded in death by her husband and her brother, Homer Shannon Carson, III.  Her immediate survivors are daughter, Jennifer Penick Beason and her husband W. Keith Beason; son, Jeffrey Mark Penick and his wife, Susan D. Penick; granddaughter, Avery Nicole Beason and grandson, Michael Brandon Brown Penick


She graduated from Memphis State University and received a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling.  She was licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor and as a Marriage and Family Therapist. As a counselor and Director at Holy Trinity Counseling Center in Decatur, she guided numerous individuals and couples in finding greater life satisfaction and happiness. 


Fay started and for 14 years led The Journeys Group based on recovering the wisdom tradition in Christianity through traditions, dreams, and Carl Jung’s concept of synchronicity.  The group continues at St. Tmothy’s Episcopal Church  today.  


Fay pledged herself to The Order of the Daughter’s of the King, at St. Timothy's and served on the vestry from 2000-2003.


Fay had a wide range of interests ranging from philosophy, religion, art, music, literature, tarot, and Tai Chi.  She was a voracious lifelong reader and, with failing eyesight, rose to the challenge of new technology to continue reading with her Kindle app.  In her younger days she enjoyed bicycling and gardening, and at times was seen dancing to Tom Jones and Tony Bennett.  She did not really enjoy cooking but made the best mashed potatoes and a cranberry salad served at holidays.  Her interest in diet and good nutrition challenged her children to do the same in their lives.  

Funeral services will be held at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church on January 31, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. 


We invite you to make a donation to St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church or the Voluntary Action Center, in place of sending flowers.


You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhoumecalhoun.com.

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