Obituaries detail

Connie Jo Stallings
Sep 04,1946---Jun 09,2018

 

Connie Jo Stallings of Belton, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend, died on Saturday June 9th after bravely battling cancer for the third time. Connie was born in Ottumwa, Iowa to two loving parents, Joe Dewitt Bailey and Ethel Oleta Winningham-Bailey better known as Jeri, on September 4th, 1946. She grew up in Hart, Texas alongside her sisters Linda Sharp, Debbie Winfrey and Dee Anna Ledbetter. As the eldest sister, Connie was extremely loyal and devoted to the day she died.

 

Connie is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Jeri, and her loving husband, Johnny Ed Stallings. She is survived by her two daughters, Jonalyn Spalding and Brandi Vessels, as well as five grandchildren, Hayley Vessels, Mitchell Mullvain, Austin Vessels, Emma Spalding and Bailey Jo Spalding and one great grandchild, Hannah Vessels. She is also survived by her sisters and their spouses, Linda Sharp (Ken), Debbie Winfrey (Ted) and Dee Anna Ledbetter (Terry), seven nieces and two nephews and two very special lifelong friends, Connie Farris and Beth Smith. In the days leading up to her death, she was surrounded by her doting and dedicated family and friends. She was much loved and will be greatly missed by all.

 

Connie is best known for her contagious smile and generous spirit. She had a heart of gold and was willing to help anyone who needed it and always saw the good in people. She loved her family and friends unconditionally. During each cancer diagnosis and treatment, she remained steadfast and strong. Her unshakable and positive attitude was an inspiration to us all. She leaves behind a legacy of strength and determination. It was a true honor and privilege to have known her. She will be carried in our hearts forever.

 

As per Connie’s wishes, we will not be having services for her. In lieu of cards or flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the American Cancer Society in her memory.

 

 

Additional Service:
No Services Planned

Condolences

Ken and Bev Bailey Jun 13 ,2018

cousin ,San Antonio ,Texas

Her beautiful smile will be missed. God Bless all of you during this time of loss.s5peC

Linda Powers Jun 13 ,2018

Family friend. ,Cocoa ,Florida

Connie was an amazing woman, one of the strongest people I have ever know. A true example of never giving up on the ones she loved, she always helped others if she could and was the truest example of unconditional love.. Connie will always hold a special place in my heart, she was like a second mom to me. May Connie rest in peace with our heavenly father and her loved ones.

Beth & Wayne Smith Jun 13 ,2018

Dear friend ,Titusville ,Florida

God’s speed my friend. As always, friends forever. I look forward to the day we meet again. Don’t worry, I’ll look out for the kids. Much love

Julie Fortier Jun 13 ,2018

My sister in laws best friend. ,Titusville ,Florida

I have known Connie for the past 30 years as my sister in law Beth’s best friend. What I loved most about Connie was her Texas accent and her contagious laugh, I loved sitting and listening to her talk. She indeed had a heart of gold, and a sweet soul. Sending my love and prayers of comfort to her family and all who loved her. ❤️

Judy Blihovde Jun 16 ,2018

Friend ,Dardanelle ,Arkansas

Connie was a friend unlike most. She was always ready to help in need and she knew how to include people when they needed it most. I have been the recipient of her love and generosity and I cherish the time we spent together. Good bye old friend.

Maria Smith Jun 19 ,2018

Family friend ,Port St. John ,Florida

I will miss you dearly my friend. Thank you for the many years of friendship and unconditional love. Until we meet again. Rest in peace.