Toni Pennington was born on June 12, 1985 in Heidelberg, Germany. She moved back to the states as a small child and lived in Orlando, FL. She attended West Orange High School and graduated from Olympia High School in 2003. She met her husband Phil in 2000 and began dating January 1, 2001. Since then they have been inseparable and were married on December 13, 2003. They reside in Winter Garden, FL. and have had the privilege to have 2 beautiful children. Gavin Pennington was born on June 4, 2003 in Orlando, FL. and Sara Pennington was born on November 30, 2006 in Orlando, FL.
She began working at Manheim Orlando Auto Auction in 2005 as a driver during sale days. She quickly was noticed as a over achiever and began to move up quickly. She was promoted to Human Resources where she found her love and passion for helping others and truly enjoyed her job and friends she made. Toni always made time for others and never put herself first. Toni was promoted to Manheim Corporate in January 2014 to work on a team responsible for interviewing and hiring all employees for the area she was assigned. During this last year she has met many great and wonderful people and helped many find jobs and move into new jobs within the company. Toni was responsible for all Florida Manheim Auctions locations as well as Texas locations, she also handled Maheims Digital Media Market. Besides being a Wonderful Wife and Excellent Mother this was by far the greatest achievement Toni had made in her life. Outside of work Toni attended church at Temple Freewill Baptist in Winter Garden where her and her husband Phil began working with the Youth at the church and leading them to Christ. Toni and her husband were led to another church to help and grow with Christ. They began attending Kensington Church of Windermere in 2013 and had been volunteering on their Prayer Team and was often called to assist in the Nursery or Childrens area. Toni and her husband are very active in their childrens school and put in countless hours of volunteering and were on the Parent Teacher Organization.
During family time Toni and the family were seen at Disney on the weekends as they held a passion for the parks and family time. Toni passed away on January 3, 2015 in Orlando and leaves behind her Husband Phil Pennington of Winter Garden, FL. of 11 years. Her 2 children Gavin Pennington 11 years old and Sara Pennington 8 years old. Her parents Tony Nowell of Wisconsin, Pat Thompson of Alabama, Malinda Houston of Winter Garden, FL., Glen Pennington(Wanda) of Orlando. Her brother Nathan Nowell of Wisconsin. Toni also had 5 step siblings that she adored very much, Brother-in-law Glen Pennington Jr. (Tabitha) of Eustis, FL and Mitchell Pennington of Winter Garden, FL (Phil's siblings). The family would like to thank all that have been praying and assisting her family through this difficult time.
The viewing will be held at Temple Free Will Baptist Church (1208 E. Story Rd. Winter Garden, FL. 34787) on Friday January 9, 2015 from 6pm-8pm for family and friends. The funeral will follow on Saturday January 10, 2015 at 10am at Temple Freewill Baptist Church with procession to the Winter Garden Cemetery. Reception to follow at Temple Freewill Baptist Church. Any flower deliveries to be sent to the church on Friday.