Lauren Michelle Pennington

Lauren Michelle Pennington was born on June 14, 1987, to George Phillip and Linda Pennington in Victoria, Texas.
The family moved to Houston in 1988, where Lauren spent most of her young life in the Clear Lake area. She also moved with her family to Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and attended Dhahran Academy for three years, from 1993 – 1996, providing her with the opportunity to meet and interact with children from various countries and cultures.
Lauren had a beautiful heart and loved her family wholeheartedly, always taking great pleasure in cooking, laughing, and just spending time together during family gatherings. Lauren was a wonderful chef. She loved to cook for her family and had a knack for it as well!  She was compassionate and kind, always willing to lend an ear when anyone needed to talk. She loved her daughter Samantha very much.
Lauren also had a passion for animals and had many cats and dogs that she took care of throughout her life. She spent her free time reading, her favorites being fantasy novels or vampire books by Anne Rice. She also enjoyed working on her beautiful artwork and traveling when she had the opportunity.  She was able to travel to England, Scotland, Bahrain, Dubai, Egypt, Destin, Gulf Shores, New York, and all over Texas. Most of all, Lauren loved laughing and making people laugh. She was a jokester and even went as far as to dress up like a dinosaur to prank her niece and nephew.
She was employed as an administrative assistant at AAA Credit Screening Services in the Clear Lake area, where she helped many customers with a cheerful attitude.
Lauren went to be with our Lord on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022.  She joins her grandparents Julia Garza, Felix Garza, T.J. Pennington, Charlene Pennington, uncles Louis Garza, Lupe Garza, Felix Garza, Jr., Robert (Bobby) Garza, and Fred Garza in eternal rest.
She is survived by her daughter Samantha Applebee (Tami and Jason), sisters Kristi Lynne Naranjo (Wilmer), Angela Nicole Pennington, mother Linda Garza Pennington, father George Phillip Pennington (Natasha), uncles and aunts Jesse Garza, Richard Garza (Linda), Gilbert Garza, Diane Pennington South (Mike), and Toby Pennington (Debbie) as well as her beloved niece and nephews (Sophia, Nathan, and Liam Naranjo), and many cousins.
Viewing, Rosary and Mass will be held at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church in Houston on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 10:00am.  Reception in Parish Life Center will follow the mass.  Interment will be held in Runge, Texas in May.


  1. Linda my condolences, so sorry for your loss. I cannot even imagine…please know you and your family will be in my prayers.

    B. Rodriguez
  2. Wow, I am so sorry for the family’s loss. She was a good friend and roommate. She was. A amazing individual. It breaks my heart that she passed away, but I know she is in a better place now.

    Anthony Yelli
  3. Oh my Linda I am so sorry for your loss. Your daughter was beautiful.
    I offer my prayers for the strength of Jesus for you and your family. The
    Loss of a child is so deeply painful. May God be with you.

    Phyllis Bent
  4. So sorry for your loss. We grieve for and with you. We remember the little girl in Saudi that grew up to such a fine woman. Love you.

    Millie and Herman Vela
  5. My sweet friend there are no words when you lose a child. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family . May God bless you with strength and comfort. 💔😢🙏🙏🙏

  6. So, so sorry for the loss of a daughter, sister and mother. My heart goes out to you all. I do believe she is now a beautiful flower in God’s garden RIP Lauren

    Burger Smuts
  7. Hello Natasha and family.
    This short note is for you and all those
    that have we have never met before but is also
    I offer herewith my sincere condolences with the passing of Lauren. Our prayer for you all is that you find comfort in the presence of our Lord the Creator of heaven and earth. He is a God of healing and confort. .
    There is no greater pain than to loose a loveone. But the comfort we have through our faith in Him is that our place here on earth is only temporary. Eternal life in the spiritual realm where we meet up with our Abba Father & all our other loved ones, is where we will find peace in our grieving. Remember her love, her caring spirit and the mercy and compassion she portrayed to everyone. This message is from South Africa the lovely sunshine country on the southern tip of the African continent.
    Peace be with you all from this day forward and in the future.

  8. Phil, Natasha and family. We are so sorry for your loss and the pain you are going through. No words can describe. Peace and acceptance will come with the grace of God, love and support of your family and friends, and time. We love you.
    Mom and Dad.

    Martie and Jaime Stein
  9. My sincerest condolences.
    This cannot be understood and accepted, but hopefully in time one can learn to live with it.
    Lauren and I used to talk at the outside table during family functions and I remember our chats fondly.

    She will be deeply missed.

    Deon Keyser
  10. Natasha, Philip and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I never met Lauren she was a lovely girl full of life and love. Treasure the moments you were given and hold on tight to her memory and move forward living and loving how she would. Her body and laughter might not be in front of you but she is all around you in spirit.. My heart is with all of you.

    Adrienne Chavis

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