Lula Penn, age 83, departed this life February 23, 2022. Family will receive friends Friday, March 4, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Grace New Covenant Apostolic Church, 1643 Aberdeen Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211, Bishop Gregory Fly, Eulogist. Interment Union Cemetery.
Lula L Penn 83; went to be with the Lord on February 23, 2022.
Lula was born in Helen, West Virginia to Charles and Susie Breckenridge, the fifth child of eleven. Lula grew up in Beckley, W. VA and was educated in the Beckley school system. Lula received Christ at an early age. Her favorite saying was “I will drink no wine until I drink it NEW in my FATHERS HOUSE who SITS ON HIS THRONE.” Lula was very active in her ministry. Throughout her Christianity journey, she attended several churches, and served as an active member/Evangelist at Higher Ground Always Abounding Church under the leadership of Bishop Sherman Watkins, St. Clair Ave. Columbus, Ohio for 20+ years. During her early years there, she became an ordained Elder and preached her first sermon. She was also ordained under the leadership of Pastor Robert McCaskill. Lula’s last church of membership was Grace New Covenant Church under the leadership of Bishop Gregory Fly, where she was also an ordained Elder. She had a passion for serving the community through Hospitals, shelters, nursing homes, where she loved to teach bible study and serve. Lula enjoyed spending time with the host of family including sisters, children, grandkids and friends.
She married at a young age to Algie Robertson, from that union were four children Michael, Kathy (Walker), Tammy, Kyle (Lisa) Robertson. She later married Robert L. Penn and from that union were two children Robin and Robert II; all from Columbus, Ohio. Lula has 14 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
Lula has four sisters; Edith Wade, Barbara Breckenridge, Freda Breckenridge, Ellane Williams, all of Columbus, Ohio.
Lula was preceded in death by her parents. Brothers: George, Charles, William, and Larry Breckenridge. Sisters: Jeanette Sykes and Carita Shepard.