Patricia “Darlynda” Penn, age 58, of Paragould, passed from this life Monday, July 27, 2020, at the Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould. Born in Blytheville, she had been a Paragould resident since 1977. She was a former employee of Nestle and had been a longtime employee of St. Bernards Medical Center and NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital of Jonesboro. Her passion in life was serving the Lord and attending church at Christian Life Center in Brookland where she was a member. She loved her family, her church family and her dogs.

Survivors include:

Her husband of 24 years, Paul Randall “Randy” Penn of Paragould


Jeremy Anderson and his wife Lauren of Marmaduke

Gregory Anderson and his wife Ash-lyn Monette of Clarksville, TN

Her parents, Charles and Pat Ford Bradford, Sr. of Paragould


Charles Wade Bradford, Jr. and his wife Anita of Bald Knob

Brett Bradford and his wife Dana of Paragould

She also leaves 6 grandchildren

Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the Christian Life Center in Brookland with Pastor Scott Trayler officiating. Burial will follow in the Manila Cemetery under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Manila. The family will receive visitors Thursday morning from 11 until service time at the church. In compliance with Arkansas State Department of Health guidelines, attendance is limited and face masks are required. Social distancing will be practiced at all times. Online guest register at www.howardfuneral

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