Hugo Penn, age 81 of Loganville, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Hugo is predeceased by his mother and father Victor and Verna (Osbourne) Penn and sister Aurora Chase. He is survived by his wife, Joan Pereira Penn; sons, Wayne, Gregory, Michael, Toko and Hugo Penn, Jr.; daughters, Iris Nesbit and Danette Penn-Marsh; brothers in law, Shelton and Stafford Pereira; sisters in law, Illene Pereira and Hillarine Michael; son in law, Jason Marsh; daughter in law, Laura Diaz; Brothers, Roy, Bennett, Elsworth, Norris Penn, Phillip and Henry Christian; sisters, Olive Ford, Melony Doyling, Verda Frazier, Cora Smith, Lutta Penn, Thelma Blyden, and Amenia Penn; grandchildren Shannon, Mikah, Kareem, Kevin, Raheem, Malik, Kirah, Michelle, Jaden and Jalen; nieces and nephews, Allison, Monic, Erma, Percival, Jr., Maurice, Jr., Tiwana, Arlene, Leroy, Eugene, Phillip, Jr., and Henry, Jr.; special friends, Winston Georges and Knud Knight, Sr. Many other relatives including great grandchildren, great nieces and nephews and cousins. Friends to include members of the Virgin Islands National Guard and the U.S. Postal Service and many others to numerous to mention. Pall Bearers: Jamal Lewis, Joshua Ledesma, Dennis Knight, Sr., Lamel Samuel, Germaine George and Chiqman Allen. Honorary Pall Bearers: Kareem Penn, Shannon Johnson, Raheem Elliott, Malik Hodge, Kevin Penn and Dequan Bryron. A service is going to be held at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, Friday, August 31, 2018 at 11:00 am. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 am before the funeral service. Interment will be held at Ga National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia at 2:30 pm on August 31, 2018. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Uncle Penn, I will always remember how special you made my childhood and young adulthood, and protected me and my siblings. I will also remember how low you could go under the limbo stick, how you loved life, and how you lived life to the fullest. May GOD the Almighty Father have mercy on your soul forgive you of your sins and welcome you into his Kingdom, and may Jesus Christ our Savior and the Angels guide you safely home. I love you, Allison, your niece.

  2. Danette, Joan, Gregory, Michael, Junie, Toco, and the others, I would like to express my deepest sympaties on the passing your beloved Hugo Penn. May the Lord comfort and console you through the grieving process. God bless. Love, Allison.

  3. In life we are only a candle in the wind. The word of God says let your light shine before men and that you did. Your presence were ever known weather happy or sad. You said what was on your mind, no one had to guess what you were thinking. I have visited you and thou you wasn’t the young outgoing whip as in your day you remained the same grandpa we knew. As the journey of life is now over you have Transitioned to no pain, no suffering, and no more joy unto meet with the King. Rest until that day the trumpet sounds that you will arise with wings.

  4. When you speak of him speak not with tears for thoughts of him should not be sad. Let memories of the times you shared give you comfort for his life was rich because of you.

  5. We the employees at the Lilburn Post Office will keep you and your family in our prayer. Keep your head up and remember God don’t make mistakes. Grieving will not last always but joy will come in the morning. We’re your Postal Family and we are here for you during this time of need. May God continue to bless you.

  6. Sending love, peace and comfort to my friend Dannette Penn-Marsh and family you all have my sincere condolences! “Blessed to those who morn, for they shall Be comforted” love your Sis Penn-Marsh 😘🙏🏾!

  7. My condolences to the family. Always remember that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal and look to the hill from which cometh your help, your help cometh from the Lord who makes heaven and earth. Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. You are in my thought and prayers. Blesssed are they that mourn, I know your heart are heavy right now but God is able to comfort you.
    I love you guys but God is love.
    Rest in peace Uncle Penn

    God bless
    Janice 🙏💕

  8. I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much-needed peace during this sad time. My condolences to you and your family. Sis Danette Penn-Mash may God continue to bless you.

  9. Danette and the Penn Family. My sincere condolences to you and may the peace of God be with you all. Danette from the first day I met you I knew that you had the heart of a loving mother and daughter. Family first is a very good description for you. You are one of the strongest women I have met. May this strength be an example as you continue to be the play maker and the glue that keeps your family together. May the soul of Mr Penn Rest In Peace.

  10. I remember when Hugo and Danet would visit us in Savan on their day trips. I remember my brother at mother’s funeral, at the post office in Frenchtown. I can see him in all those places. Gary remembers when he would meet him up in St. Croix. He had a generous heart and was very caring. I witnessed how close he was to Danet and she to her father. Matthew 5 v. 4 says, Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted. God comfort and strengthen each of you in this difficult time. You are in my prayers. Much love, Cora (sister) and Family

  11. Wishing you peace to bring comfort courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Rest in peace uncle Penn.

  12. Rest in peace Hugo Penn you will be missed , always made jokes meson enjoyed being round you always.

  13. Sarge, thank you for feeding this hungry Soldier. You never knew how important that was for me. Rest easy Soldier, rest easy.

  14. My heartfelt and sincere sympathy to Danette and family on the passing of your dad. He was a hardworking man and lived a good life. May his memories live on with you forever. May the comfort of the Lord be yours during bereavement.

  15. My deepest condolences to and the rest of your family. Your father was a fun loving man who enjoyed life. And as thus, he lived it well. So when you feel like you’ve lost it all, seek God’s refuge and remember all the good times. Please accept both me and family’s sympathies as you go through the grieving process. Much love Kim, Pam, Lyn and the rest of the family.

  16. May God Be With Ya’ll In This Time Of Bereavement. Praying For Strength& Comfort For All. Love Bro. Adrian Moore

  17. May God Be With Ya’ll In This Time Of Bereavement. Praying For Strength & Comfort For All. Love Bro. Adrian Moore

  18. May God comfort you and your family during your bereavement. I love you and and praying your strength!!

  19. May God comfort you and your family through this time of Bereavement. I love you Sis. Penn-Marsh!! Healing and Strength!!

  20. My Condolences to my Monbijou Neighbor Danette Penn & Family , may the lord comfort you all of the loss of your dad….R.I.P.Mr.Penn…

  21. Sending sincere condolences to Danette and the entire Penn family. I am so sorry for you loss! Even though Hugo has been retired from the Postal Service for quite a while, I remember him as being an awesome coworker, always helpful and fun to be around. I have very fond memories of him, as I am sure that you do as well. I pray that you will always cherish and find comfort in those wonderful memories. May he rest in everlasting peace.

  22. Send my heart felt condolences and prayers to you and your family. We must have been an amazing dad to have such a sweet and kind daughter in his life. May he rest

  23. Grandpa I’m very appreciative for the love and guidance. Many kind words as well as scrutiny but it was always to stair me in the direction to be the best person I could be. We’re all witnesses to what a man should grow up to be as a husband, father, grandfather etc. but most important a role model. You treated anyone that came around your family no less than family. Gramps you will be missed greatly but the love you shared will stick for eternity!! Love you and continue to guide us through this journey called life. 💙🙏🏿💯✊🏿

  24. Sarge, you’ve got great timing reporting in at this time with fellow warrior Mc Cain. You are joining the great military chefs on the other side. May you be well received in everlasting peace by the waiting arms of our Lord & Savior!!! Condolences to the family from your Army and National Guard Family on St. Croix. RIP Super Sarge!! Always loved your cooking!!!

  25. I sit here in disbelief as I write this tribute because I always say to Danette, “Hugo ain’t going anywhere, he doesn’t want anyone else looking after you and Aunt Joan”.

    ■HUGO PENN, affectionately known as Daddy Penn to many of us in our neighborhood was an extraordinary man.
    Daddy Penn, the protective dad not only to his biological children, served us in many capacities.
    Daddy Penn the mechanic to whomever was in dire need of one.
    Daddy Penn the Mailman, whenever his supervisors at the Post office needed him to be.
    Daddy Penn the Cook, he was a cook with the Virgin Islands National Guard but was always willing to whip up a dish for our beach parties. (I remembered I never liked potato salad until one day in 1990 he prepared the most beautifully garnished bowl of potato salad that tasted as good as it looked). That was the Hurricane Hugo potato salad.
    Daddy Penn was a collector of cars- big cars… they were like yachts on the streets. He even had one with hydraulics and a corded phone!!!!
    But one of my favorite traits of this extraordinary man was his ability to put an outfit together. The shirt had to be the same color as the belt and the shoes. It was that was or NO WAY!!!
    Hugo, Daddy Penn you will definitely be missed.


    Vanessa Yarwood

  26. I have been fortunate to have been embraced, welcomed and accepted by you. You were like a father to me. I am going to miss walking by and seeing you sitting on the porch and me stopping in to have our little chitchat. I remember the fun times when you would go off referring to yourself as the RENEGADE!!
    You always looked out for my sons, Kemo and Keo.
    Rest in peace Daddy Penn, until we meet again.
    From Lorraine ,
    Kemo and Keo

  27. My deepest condolences and my prayers are with you, Danette ,Aunt Joan, Toko and the family. He”ll be awaiting you on the other side. God bless .

  28. My fondest memory of Hugo is when him and my aunt Rita, whom were inseparable living in Waterghaut, decided to take me and my sisters out with them. Of course being children we were more than happy to hang out with Hugo and Aunt Rita, not knowing what was in store for us later. We went to Birdland in Fredericksted and then to the club around the bottom of Morning Star Hill on the road toMon Bijou. We’re happy cause we clubbing. Well we this this 3 more times and me,being the youngest wanted to go home , cause I’m sleepy. When we finally got home around 3 A. M there was my mother in the middle of the road waiting for us. Hugo and Rita put us out of the car and sped off leaving us to explain to Mommy where we were.
    So Hugo, Rita waiting on you for some more shenanigans.

  29. Danet, I feel the pain that you and your family are going through, but I hope you find some comfort in knowing that others are thinking if you. Thank you for allowing me to visit with Mr. Penn in late June. I was thrilled that he remembered me from our working in PR. May God bless and strengthen you all.

  30. Dannette ,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your Daddy. Please know that I am praying for you and your family to have peace and comfort during this difficult time. I am sorry that I never go a chance to meet your Dad, it appears that I have truly missed a jewel!

  31. R.I.E.P Hugo H. Penn from your brother Bennet Penn and I (your niece). Dad will continue to tell me all about you. I wish I had gotten the chance to know you. May God strength your wife, children and the rest of our family and your friends amen

  32. My sincere condolences to his loved ones. May they find comfort during this difficult time. The days of me sitting on the porch and Hugo cracking jokes or even cooking his delicious meals is what I’ll remember about him the most. Fly high you’re now free and you’re now in the arms of the master.

  33. Sarge, just got word of your passing and although you have been gone for sometime, the sadness I feel is not diminished. Thanks for the meals, the mail and your counsel to a young 2LT. May your family take comfort in knowing that you took care of many others, during IDT. Blessings to you and the family members you left behind.

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