May 20, 1979 - November 24, 2021
Elgenia Devona Pender went to be with her heavenly Father November 24, 2021. She was born May 20,1979 in Chicago, Illinois to Shirley Oliver Myles and Elgene P. Myles. She loved the Lord and her family. Elgenia honorably served four years in the United States Navy and worked as a civilian for the Department of the Navy for the last seventeen years. She was employed at the Washington Naval Yard in DC at the time of her death. She was an enthusiastic fan of the Washington (Redskins) Football Team. Elgenia lived a family-loving, adventurous life, and she touched the hearts of everyone she met. Elgenia was a caring soul and envisioned starting a non-profit organization to help the homeless and veterans in need. Elgenia’s beloved children, and her grandchildren were her heart. She is survived by her mother, Shirley Wright; her children, Joshua Myles Reed (Olivia Martin), Pacarri Brown, Ashanti Pender and Gabriel Pender; and her siblings, Desmond Wright, Brooke W. Smith (DeShea Smith), Oliver Shea Wright (Trisha Pascall-Lopez, M.D.), Elgene Robinson, Elisa Myles, Joseph Myles, Hannah Myles and Emmanuel Paul Myles. She was “Gigi” to her granddaughters Marley and Aubrey. She is also survived by her uncle, Walter Oliver; her aunts, Mary Cheeseman, Irma Chislom, Mary Edmond (Robert Edmond) and Annette Wright, and Carolyn Bender; her special cousins, Deionne, Imen, April, Will and Water “Pee Wee”; her best friends Nakiea, Troy and Kym; her special niece Genesis and her godson Troy Jr; and a host of cousins and friends. We all loved you so much, you shall forever live in our hearts. We know you’re resting in Jesus Christ arms, and we will see you again. A Memorial service will be held at World Outreach Worship Center 1233 Shields Rd. Newport News, VA 23608 on Saturday December 18th, 2021 at 2pm. Friends and family are welcome to gather at 1:30 in church prior to the service. Interment private.
Elgenia Devona Pender went to be with her heavenly Father November 24, 2021. She was born May 20,1979 in Chicago, Illinois to Shirley Oliver Myles and Elgene P. Myles. She loved the Lord and her family. Elgenia honorably served four years in... View Obituary & Service Information
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