|Birth: ||Apr. 13, 1922|
|Death: ||Jan. 19, 1990|
MARY CONNELL HAD FAITH THAT TOUCHED THOSE WHO KNEW HER
Mary Estelle Talbert Connell was a woman of varied talents and interests. She retired from Charlotte Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. after 15 years. She was one of its first saleswomen and was rewarded with many vacation trips for being top agent. Mrs. Connell, 67, died Friday, Jan. 19, 1990, at home of cancer. Her daughter, Jamie Brown, said Saturday that friends, church members and neighbors, touched by her mother's faith during her illness, pitched in to give 24-hour care to keep her at home.
''A hospice nurse said she had never seen anything like this,'' she added.
''It speaks of her life that so many wanted to help.''
Strangers became friends when they admired her rose garden at 1800 Albemarle Rd. in Midland, where she had lived for 40 years. Her roses were featured in the 1990 calendar of the Midland Lioness Club, of which she had been president. A Stanly County native, she was a volunteer at Cabarrus Memorial Hospital in Concord and was a tax consultant for the elderly. A degree in tailoring from Gaston Technical College enabled her to make men's suits, her daughter said. She did tole painting, made quilts for all her children and enjoyed needlework of all kinds. She was a member of Howell Baptist Church in Concord for 40 years, where her funeral will be at 3 p.m. today. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is in charge.
Survivors are her sons, Michael Connell of Midland, Jesse Connell Jr.; daughters, Mrs. Kinza Pickelsimer of Boones Mill, Va., Mrs. Darla Griffin of Monroe, Mrs. Jamie Brown; sisters, Mrs. Lillie Huneycutt of Albemarle, Mrs. Lula Green, Mrs. Nellie Hinson, both of Stanfield.
Memorials can be made to Howell Baptist Church, 3800 Baptist Ln., Concord, N.C. 28025.
Obituary published in The Charlotte Observer on Jan 21, 1990.
Jesse Marshall Connell (1919 - 1980)*
Howells Baptist Church Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Brenda Kale Ballard
Record added: Apr 29, 2012
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