Earnestine Foxworth ConnerDecember 13, 1940 ~ July 24, 2017 (age 76)
Sis. Ernestine Foxworth Conner departed this life in New Jersey. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00am Saturday July 29, 2017 at the True Faith Deliverance Temple 4905 Chevy Road, Mullins, SC. She was the wife of Arthur Conner and the mother of Michael Conner and Michelle Conner-Glisson. She will be laid to rest in the Devotion Gardens Cemetery, Mullins.
“Who can find a virtuous woman? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.” Proverbs 31
Staying with us was something we, the family wanted oh so bad, however, on Monday, July 24th 2017, at 8:11am, we could no longer be selfish. God sent a host of angels with a message to Ernestine Conner, to come home, rest and be at peace.
Ernestine Conner, Mommy, Ma-ma, Tine, or as her sisters Catherine and Rosa affectionately called, “Tina” and her “Sister Tina”, was born on December 13th, 1940 in Marion, South Carolina to the late Deacon Nathaniel and Mother Lugenia Foxworth. She was also preceded in death by three brothers Nathaniel Foxworth Jr., Ishmael Foxworth and Joseph Foxworth. She was also preceded in death by two sisters Lillie M. Wimbush and Norma Jean Dingle. Her education was received in the Marion Public School System, in Marion, South Carolina.
In 1952, Ernestine Conner, along with her parents and siblings joined the Highway Church of Christ in Marion, South Carolina, where Bishop R.F. Davis is the pastor. In 1962, the Foxworth family relocated to Paterson, New Jersey, where she became a member of the Highway Church, under the pastorship of Bishop Liston Page Sr. and remained a member until the Lord called her home to rest from her labor.
Ernestine was married to Arthur Conner on July 17th, 1965. They were blessed with two children, her hearts, Michael and Michelle.
She was employed by St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in 1962 until she retired in 2007, 45 dedicated years.
Ernestine Conner accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her savior in 1973. She was baptized in Jesus name and filled with the gift of the Holy Ghost. She was an active member of the Highway Church in Paterson New Jersey. She served as the president of the Pastors Aide Committee, was a member of the Sounds of Joy, and she was a lover of Sunday School.
There are so many fond memories that will be cherished forever! For years, Ernestine and Arthur hosted a Christmas dinner for all of their family members. It was an honor of hers to have Big Daddy, Big Momma and the rest of the family over every year, for years, for Christmas. Everyone looked forward to her famous stuffing/dressing, boy was that food good! Another unforgettable memory is that for over twenty five years, Ernestine would not miss a year vacationing for two weeks in Orlando, Fl. This was very special because she was able to take Big Momma and Big Daddy on vacation, before their deaths. Owning a time-share at Orange Lake Country Club Resort in Kissimmee was the best decision they ever could have made because it taught her family members to vacation and enjoy each other while they could. Generations of our family were able to enjoy these great vacations. When Sydney, her first grandchild was born, Ernestine insisted that she went, even at the tender age of 3 months and thus the same when Skylar, her second grandchild was born. It was like a mini family reunion and I am grateful that I to, had the opportunity to experience this vacation many times.
Outside of vacationing and cooking, Ernestine enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, words with friends, and spending quality time with all of her family.
Ernestine loved her husband Arthur with all of her heart. The movie “The Notebook” has no chance with their love story. I can recall in the hospital, he stated “we spent 52 big ones together and I am staying until the very end.” This marriage exemplified the characteristic of the vows “until death do us part” for he was right by her side when the Lord and his angels came to usher her home.
Ernestine Foxworth Conner leaves to cherish her wonderful memories, her loyal and devoted husband, Arthur Conner; two caring and loving children: Michael Conner and Michelle Conner-Glisson, one son in law Gerald Glisson, two grandchildren Sydney Michelle Glisson and Skylar Sierra three brothers; Robert Henry Foxworth, Ronnie Foxworth, and Samuel Foxworth; three sisters: Catherine Dingle, Rosa Eckford, Patricia Mitchell, eight sisters-in-law: Sherell Foxworth, Dorothy Foxworth, Gloria Foxworth, Lillian Parks, Ethel Conner, Jacqueline Conner, Barbara Conner, Gussie Conner; six brother-in-laws: Andrew Eckford ,John P. Dingle, Eugene Conner, Jule Conner, Harry Conner and Ernest Conner, one Godson Christopher Dingle and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.