|Birth: ||Oct. 13, 1946|
|Death: ||Oct. 17, 2011|
Maria O'Connor, beloved wife and soul mate of Jim O'Connor, died unexpectedly, but peacefully in her sleep October 17, 2011. Maria was raised in Texas and Alabama and graduated from the University of North Alabama. She did post graduate work and gained a teacher and an addiction counselor certificate in both Washington State and Florida. She received many citations and honors throughout her lifetime...though she declined most. Maria has many she considered friends in her AA program. She worked to help them whenever she could, she also worked with the Heavenly Blessings Shelter, and many other charitable projects. Her caring and understanding helped many to cope with life on life's terms. Maria's loves were helping others, her family and Alabama football. She liked to garden, shop thrift stores and restore old items... which she was very good at doing. She joins in eternity her son, James David O'Connor Jr.; her father, Oves Willoughby and her brother-in-law, Father Steven O'Connor. Maria is survived by her mother, Jacqueline Willoughby; her sister Lanette Satterfield; her brother, Tim Willoughby and their families and friends in Cullman, Alabama. She also leaves her husband Jim; children, Paul and Becky; grandchildren; plus many in-laws, nieces, nephews and a multitude of other relations and friends. An "open mic" service will be held Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 1:00pm at "The Wright Place" of First United Methodist Church, 80 E Wright Street, downtown Pensacola, one block off of Palafox. Burial will be Saturday in north Alabama in Cullman. In lieu of flowers she wished any donations go to Heavenly Blessings Shelter, 1614 North T Street, Pensacola, Florida, 32505.
Harper Morris Funeral Home Obituary 10/19/2011
Created by: Earth Angel
Record added: Oct 19, 2011
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