Wynne Connell, daughter of the late Brenda Connell, completed her ride on March 10. She was reunited with her mother, family, friends, and all the creatures she ever loved and saved during her 58-year journey. Her infectious laugh, infamous mullet and bigger than life personality will be greatly missed.
She was the first female heavy equipment operator for NCDOT of Davie County. She took great pride in her work and in training others. When she was able, she enjoyed working outside, grilling a midnight feast for friends, and fishing in hard-to-reach ponds and rivers. She was a skilled pool player, winning tournaments and more than capable of backing up her “trash talk”. She loved animals and advocated for the Humane Society and the ASPCA.
She never met a stranger. She had a way of connecting with just about anyone in her path. If you were in need, she would help as best possible. She inherited her strength and generosity from her mother, who raised Wynne and her sister by herself.
Her memory will be treasured by her partner Donna Roper, sister Paula Connell, Uncle Buck Connell (Betty Jo), Aunt Dianne Waller; special friends: Arcola Lewis, Beth McClure, Christy Smith, Donna Herman, Leigh Ann Sidelinker, and Melissa Smith; plus, her special companion Chloe, who brought her great joy.
The family would like to thank the amazing teams at Novant Health Cancer Institute, Carolinas Pain Institute, Kindred at Home, Encompass Health, Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation, and Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House.
There will be a visitation Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 4 PM to 5 PM with a service following at 5 PM at the Davie Funeral Service Chapel. Pastor Chris Williams of Woodleaf Baptist Church will be officiating. Please feel free to dress in casual blue jeans or dress clothes as this is what Wynne would have wanted.
In lieu of flowers Wynne would like donations to go to the Humane Society or the ASPCA.
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