What A Lady!
Our sister, Laconia was born to Lucille McElroy and Leonard Strong of Chicago, Illinois on September 20, 1931. Later the family relocated to Kansas City, Missouri. Our sister, Laconia became a member of the Brown family and what a treat that was for the younger members of the family who enjoyed playing various sports, attending many church activities within the Barker Temple Church and completion of class work.
A dream became a reality in the year of 1949, Laconia graduated from the castle on the hill, Lincoln High School and also that same year the Kansas City Barber College welcomed and extended their school to Black Students. This was always a dream of that she had expressed many times to her family and friends. “Connie” as she was affectionately known as eventually graduated from Barber School in 1974 and went on to be a great stylist and served the community with her talent. She prided herself in how well she pleased her clients.
Laconia worked at various other places of employment such as Carl’s and City Wide Janitorial Services, and even worked as a security guard for six years. She was also employed for five and a half years with Shepherd’s Center of KC Central Senior Compassion Program where she assisted older and disabled adults of Jackson County. On December 23, 2014, she retired at 83 years old.
Connie enjoyed reading her Bible daily, watching movie, listening to music of all genres, taping and recording programs, working on crossword puzzles and sending greeting cards to her family and friends and the residents of Swope Ridge Gardens. She also enjoyed weekend conversations with her sister, Dorothy Evelyn in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Laconia leaves to mourn her passing three sisters; Dorothy Evelyn of Honolulu, Hawaii, Ermalene D. Trent and Sylvia Gibson both of Kansas City, Missouri and many nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends.
Acknowledgement: Special thanks to the staff of the Redwood of Blue River Rehabilitation Center, Generations Care Hospice Team and Chaplain Linda and the Lawrence A Jones & Sons Funeral Chapels. God Bless You All- The family of Laconia Strong
Farewell ceremony will be held Monday, April 26, 2021, 4:30pm-6:00pm at the chapel. Service conducted by Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be shared on our website. Due to Covid-19, social distancing and face coverings are required. Temperature check for all guest(s).
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