Mamie L. Herring was born November 2, 1929 in Midway, Alabama to the union of Reverend Willie Penick and Lottie (Robbins) Penick. She accepted Christ at an early age at Mt. Azure Baptist Church and upon moving to Akron, Ohio join Antioch Baptist Church. After over 30 years at Antioch, she moved her membership to New Hope Baptist Church and attended faithfully until her health declined. Her favorite song was “Walk With Me Lord”. On November 1, 2019, she was called to her home of eternal rest at the blessed age of 89.
Mamie was preceded in death by her husband, J.T. Herring in 1981; parents, Rev. Willie and Lottie Penick; son, Stanley Bruce Herring in 1993, daughter, Mary Alice Herring in 2014; 3 brothers, Aaron, Curley and Henry Penick; 6 sisters, Daisy Thornton, Mary Crews, Willie Mae Cage, Evelyn Milbry, Ester Penick and Lonnie Bell Walker.
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