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In Memory of

Dorothy M. Connell

September 15, 1921 - August 10, 2017

Obituary


Dorothy Miller James Connell, 95, of Houston, Texas, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 10, 2017. She was born in Milford, Texas on September 15, 1921 to Grady and Rama James. She was married to Jack Connell for 65 years.

Dorothy worked for the Houston ISD when she wasn't spending her time as a housewife and loving mother. She had a passion for her family and loved them dearly. Deeply patriotic, Dorothy was the daughter and wife of war veterans and was passionate about America, politics, flowers, and music. Generous and altruistic, she regularly...

Dorothy Miller James Connell, 95, of Houston, Texas, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 10, 2017. She was born in Milford, Texas on September 15, 1921 to Grady and Rama James. She was married to Jack Connell for 65 years.

Dorothy worked for the Houston ISD when she wasn't spending her time as a housewife and loving mother. She had a passion for her family and loved them dearly. Deeply patriotic, Dorothy was the daughter and wife of war veterans and was passionate about America, politics, flowers, and music. Generous and altruistic, she regularly contributed to many charities supporting veterans, religious, civic and Republican political organizations, the handicapped, and various health groups.

She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Grady James, Sr. and mother, Rama Louvena Miller James, and husband, Jack Shawver Connell, Sr.

Dorothy is survived by two brothers, Henry Grady (Jack) James, Jr. and Thomas Randolph (Randy) James and wife, Martha Phillips James and one sister, Virginia James Spruill; one daughter Sally Connell Turlington and husband Jerome (Jerry) Turlington, two sons Jack Connell, Jr. and wife Millie Smith Connell, and James (Jim) Connell and wife Linda Sessions Connell; grandchildren Clinton Turlington and wife Stacy Black Turlington, Jacquelyn Connell Beynaerts and husband Stacy Beynaerts, Douglas Connell, Kimberley Connell, Rodney Connell and wife Lisa Goodell Connell, and Lauren Connell; great-grandchildren Kade, Carly, and Korie Turlington; Nicholas, Ashley, and Amanda Eckberg; and Jake Beynaerts; nieces and nephews Henry Grady (Jamie) James, III, Teresa James Wilson and husband Terry, Thomas (Tom) Spruill, Suzanna (Suzy) Spruill, Jennifer Ferrante James, and Julie James Loeb and husband David; as well as numerous adored cousins, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Dorothy was a woman of faith who was greatly loved and will be sorely missed until we meet again.

Funeral service will be held Monday, August 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm at Forest Park East Funeral Home 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, Texas 77598 with interment to follow.