Linwood Franklin Conner, Sr.

August 28, 1932 - December 8, 2011

08/28/1932 - 12/08/2011

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Visitation
Sunday December 11, 2011
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church
247 Millennium Road
Aulander, NC 27805
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Service
Monday December 12, 2011
2:00 pm
Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church
247 Millennium Road
Aulander, NC 27805
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Mr. Linwood Franklin Conner, Sr., age 79 died at the Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC on Thursday, December 8, 2011. Mr. Conner was married to Rachel Faye Matthews Conner on July 19, 1955. To this marriage was born six wonderful children. As a child he was a member of the Aulander Firecracker Baseball Team. Mr. Conner attended the Millennium Pentecostal Holiness Church. He worked at the shipyard in New Port News, VA and also worked at Planters Peanut Company for a number years. Mr. Conner farmed the family farm for fifty plus years alongside his family until retiring. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and trapping. He was a loving and dedicated, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Preceding him in death are his mother and father, Carrie Dempsey Conner and Vernon Cherry Conner, his wife Rachel Faye Conner, one sister, Jamie Elizabeth Conner, three brothers, J.C., Cohen and William Conner and one grandson Michael Warren Robinson.

Survivors include, two daughters; Cynthia Conner Stephenson and her husband David of Dunn, NC, Melinda Conner Fowler and her husband Jerry Lynn of Aulander, NC, four sons; Linwood ‘Frankie’ Conner, Jr. and his wife Nancy, David Conner and his wife Lynne, Donnie Conner and his wife Ellen all of Aulander, NC and Ronnie Conner and his wife Wanda all of Hamilton, NC., four sisters, Barbara Jean Taylor of Woodruff, SC, Betty Mizelle of Aulander, NC, Marilyn Daniels and her husband Jimmy of Ahoskie, NC and Elva Dean Burden and her husband Jack of Aulander, NC. Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren, Andy Robinson, Paula R. Sorrentino, Victoria Dixon, Lin and Daniel Conner, Matt and Nick Cobb, Kelsie and Clint Conner, Carl and Brittany Conner, Brandy Harris, Kristin Bowen and Tammi Griggs. Also surviving are ten great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Shirley Pritchard McClenny
10 years ago

To All the Family!!!

My First Christmas in Heaven

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below With tiny lights, like Heaven’s stars, reflecting on the snow

The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear

For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear

But the sounds of music can’t compare with the Christmas choir up here.

I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring,

For it is beyond description to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart

But I am not so far away, we really aren’t apart.

So be happy for me, dear ones, you know I hold you dear.

And be glad I’m spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year!!!

I sent you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.

I sent you each a memory of my undying love.

After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold

It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do

For I can’t count the blessing or love he has for each of you

So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear

Remember, I am spending Christmas

with Jesus Christ this year.

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To All the Fami;y:

Here is a poem I believe Mr. Linwood would love you to read and remember right know.

My First Christmas in Heaven

I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below

With tiny lights, like Heaven’s stars, reflecting on the snow

The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear

For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear

But the sounds of music can’t compare with the Christmas choir up here.

I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring,

For it is beyond description to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart

But I am not so far away, we really aren’t apart.

So be happy for me, dear ones, you know I hold you dear.

And be glad I’m spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I sent you each a special gift, from my heavenly home above.

I sent you each a memory of my undying love.

After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold

It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do For I can’t count the blessing or love he has for each of you

So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear

Remember, I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year!!!

Lynette Perry Brabble
10 years ago

Just thinking of the days when we were farming with the Conner’s. Mr. Linwood was a sweet man, and he loved the Perry’s very much. He will be truly missed. He is in heaven with my dad, Leon Perry and we will see them again one day!!

Rev. & Mrs. Kenneth R. Dixon
10 years ago

We are sorry for your loss and will be praying for you.

Bro Kenneth and Sis Shirley Dixon

Pastor of Bridgeton Pentecostal Holiness Church

Debbie Byrum Holloman
10 years ago

So sorry for your lost. Mr. Linwood was a great man. Always remember when he use to come to daddys store in Millennium. My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you.

Vera Byrd
10 years ago

I’m sorry to hear about Mr. Conner he was one of the 1st people I had met while working at the Red Apple in Aulander. He was always so nice to me and he had such a wonderful sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Conner family. I know he will be truly missed! God Bless!

Michelle Bryant (Shelly Rawls)
10 years ago

So sorry to hear about Mr. Linwood passing away. Know that all of you are in our thought during this hard time.

Holley Knowles
10 years ago

I will always remember Mr. Conner and the way he and my mom used to call each other cuz and talking about them having the same birthday. I remember him visiting my Grandma, Audrey Davidson. He was always a sweet man!!

Phyllis Winslow Harrell
10 years ago

I’m sorry to hear the loss of Linwood. I will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family’

Cindy and Bill Lidster
10 years ago

Matt my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Whitey and Lou Bridgers
10 years ago

He was such a loving, caring, sharing person. Too many memories to post. Just someone whom we will miss SO much. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. AND to unite with Rachel and those gone on before. We’ll see you soon and we all will have no pain, no crying and no parting. And, our song shall ever be,Praise the one who died for me and we’ll it while eternity roll.