Gilbert L. McConnell was born March 7, 1937 to Alberta and Charles McConnell. He passed away on September 8th 2020.
He was educated at Douglas Elementary School and R. T. Coles High School.
He married Clara Brantley. He worked for the city for a number of years. He also worked for O.K. Furniture Store. His mother Alberta Castleberry, father, Charles McConnell and siblings, Charles McConnell, Keith McConnell, Ronald McConnell, Ada Ruth Holley and Lela Godon all proceeded him in death. Gilbert leaves to mourn his children. Reginald McConnell, Sr. (Cynthia), Joyce McConnell, Violet Watts and Charles Watts. He leaves 18 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, along with a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins.
A Tribut From Your Children
On Angel's wings you were taken away but in my heart you'll always stay. Sadly missed and bountifully loved. Your Oldest daughter, Joyce.
Hey daddy is what I'd say and you would reply "yea yea" (in that cool voice) and then came your laughter with "listen listen are you listening to me" followed by a story and those words of wisdom. That's what I'll miss. What ever you needed i tried my best to do. Rest in peace now. Love You Janice.
To my Father, the father that raised me to be the man I am. I will always be Gilbert McConnell's son. I will miss you always and remember the things we laughed and prayed about many nights and days. I will miss you, dad. Love Reginald McConnell, Sr.
Daddy, I can't believe that you are gone! Missing you already. Your family especially your grandchildren and great grandchildren, you are a genuine father and grandfather. What we're going to miss most of ALL is story times. You have made an impact on our lives both as a father and and grandfather. Daddy thank you for my unique nickname - Winnie Woo.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 16th. Visitation 10 AM. Interment: Forest Hill & Calvary Cemetery.
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