Condolences for Francis Odell Conner

DG Conner posted on 7/3/16

I never got a chance to say good bye..I love you and always will. You taught me a lot.. Still missing you..

 

PHYLLIS W.LEGGETT posted on 11/30/08

Odell was in my life for about twenty years,we were married and had together two wonderfull children.The children are married and now have children of their own.Both of the children loved their dad very much,but life comes and goes away so fast.GOD BLESS YOU...

 

shelia gibson posted on 12/1/08

odell what can I say about you I can't and never will be able to tell you what a inpact you had on my life,you grabed hold to my heart and wouldn't let it go.I will miss you so very much.But I know you will always be with me no matter what or where I go or do. To know you was to love you and I did so very much. You will have many gems in your crown in heaven because you have helped so many. I'll see you again one day. so you keeping rocking till I get there I love you

 

candi taylor posted on 12/1/08

I meet Odell 7 years ago when he was stay out carolina inn in roanoke rapids,nc.Odell and I had so much in comman. We both had drug problems.But we both overcome this problem with the help of a strong woman name Shelia Gibson(my mother)and God. Odell was like my big brother,he made me laugh so hard sometime i couldn't stand it.Well to u my BIG BROTHER I say that I Love you. And the one thing u said to me in that hospital is that u love me and u would always watch over me and i know u will.You made be gone but never,never forgotten.

 

DEANNE CARROLL posted on 12/2/08

ODELL WAS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR TO ANYONE WHO MET HIM. HE WAS SO FUNNY PRETENDING TO BE GRUFF AND WINKING AT ME ON THE SLY AS HE DID HIS BEST TO HELP THOSE WHO CAME SEEKING IT. HE DID NOT GIVE HAND OUTS HE GAVE HAND UP'S AND FELT HE HAD A FAMILY IN LAUNCHPAD. HE HAD REGRETS AS WE ALL DO AND I KNOW HE LONGED FOR A BETTER RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS KIDS, AS WE TALKED ABOUT IT MANY TIMES. THE REALITY IS HE HELPED SO MANY BUT LIVED IN SICKNESS AND PAIN DUE TO HIS NON COOPERATING BODY!HE IS FREE AT LAST AND WILL BE AT PEACE FOREVER KNOWING THE LINE OF MEN HE HELPED EXTENDS FOR MILES...I WILL MISS U ALWAYS DEE

 

shelia gibson posted on 12/1/08

odell,what can i say about you . you grabbed my heart the first time i met you and never let it go. you were such a joy to be around and your personality made you that way. we all grew to love you and we shared some good times . those memories will be in mine and kenny's hearts forever.i believe god sent you here because he had plans for your life.when you left here it was hard on kenny and myself because you were like one of our family.your life changed so much and god was working through you and you touched alot of peoples lives . we will always miss and love you and you are always in our thoughts your body may be gone but your soul is in a better place and we know you have no more pain anymore .i know you will be rocking along in your chair till we meet again . we love you odell

 

renee roberson posted on 2/15/09

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

 

Rhonda posted on 12/3/08

To POPS: I wish I would have had the courage to stand up & speak yesterday at your service but I just couldn't. Listening to some of the people talk about how amazing you were the last several years of your life was wonderful just wish your children & grandchildren could have shared some of these wonderful things with you. We have always thought you were wonderful & have never been ashamed of you nor can we understand & will never know why. All is forgiven though we will just hold on to all of the years that we did spend with you. Renee, DG, & myself have had a hard time trying to understand your reasons but I guess God chose to make things this way. Wish we could have told you how we felt before God took you. You have been missed very dearly the last several years & will continue being missed forever. Love your stepdaughter "Rhonda"

 

DEBORAH WRAY posted on 12/5/08

TO MY WONDRFUL BORTHER ODELL WE MISSED OUT ON A LOT OF OUR LIVES TOGETHER,BUT YOU WERE ALWAYS ON MY MIND AND IN MY THOUGHTS. WHEN WE WERE TOGETHER YOU ALWAYS MADE ME LAUGH JUST FROM SOME OF THE THINGS YOU WOULD SAY. YOU HAD A HEART AS BIG AS TEXAS. YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO MAKE EVERYBODY ELSE HAPPY REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU FELT. I STILL SEE YOU SITTING IN THE ROCKING CHAIR WANTING MORE PORKCHOPS AND CREAMED POTOTOES. YOU ALWAYS ENJOYED YOUR FOOD SO MUCH. I WISHED WE COULD HAVE SEEN EACH MORE BUT YOU WILL FOREVER BE IM MY HEART. I KNOW YOU ARE WITH GRANDDADDY PROBABLY GETTING READY TO GO FISHING. YOU ARE AT PEACE NOW, NO LONGER IN PAIN. I LOVE YOU ODELL SO MUCH AND I AM GLAD THAT YOU ARE TRULY HAPPY NOW. YOUR SISTER DEBBIE.

 

Jean Rawls posted on 12/7/08

Odell....how I hated to let you go on the morning the God called you home...HOW I wanted to keep you with me ,but God knows best in all things. Things that we don't understand but just put our trust in God. I know there are people that do not understand the last few years of your life,but I understood and God knew your heart..so what is there not to understand ? I was soooooo proud of you son... I LOVED YOU WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL from the day you were born until the day God called you home. We will miss having you with us Christmas,but you know the love we have in our hearts for you and and we know the love you had for us. We will see you again one day my wonderful son. Loveing you Odell until.......... Mom

 

wayne ray posted on 11/27/08

Odell or Big "O" as he will be fondly remembered came into our lives 3.8 years ago needing help. He parlayed his gratitude for another chance at being a good steward of God's Grace into an inspiring 3 years of Good. Odell extended his influence and personal belief in recovery from addiction by sharing everything he had. He told me of his own Lord and Savior and in his own words "The one true God" and verbalized his hope to live eternally in Heaven one day. I cannot express my gratitude enough for Odell's life and how he helped me so much. There are so many things I was able to accomplish because I trusted Odell to do the day to day work at hand, and he did it with LEGENDARY efficiency and effectiveness. I will miss my dear friend and the connections to the "old country folk way" of doing things. He will never be replaced in our hearts and memories. I know he is now rocking on the big porch in Heaven, knowing that everyone's rent up there has already been paid...

 

Renee Roberson posted on 11/27/08

I JUST WANT TO SAY I LOVE YOU DAD!!

 

MICHAEL WILLIAMS posted on 11/27/08

Big-O I love you and miss you!! Thank you for teaching me how to laugh and enjoy LIFE!!!