Connie Lynn Jackson

April 02, 1955 ‒ February 12, 2019

Centerburg, Ohio

Connie Lynn Jackson, age 63, of Centerburg, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at St. Ann’s Hospital with her loving husband at her side.  Retired Activity Director at Country View of Sunbury, Connie characteristically also previously cared for others as at Grant Hospital and following retirement she volunteered to visit the aging and sick.  An open, positive, upbeat, uplifting and giving person, Connie never took for herself.  Her life motto, “Restore and More” guided her to care for others first, to mend broken fences, support those in need and share her spirituality as a witness to God’s grace.  Connie was a member of the Church at Chapel Hill where she also oversaw the 50+ Club, was a member of the Women’s Prayer Group and loved being a surrogate grandmother to all the church’s children.  She enjoyed motorcycling with her husband John, party planning, crafting and traveling, designing and creating.  Born April 2, 1955 in Mt. Vernon, OH to Saundra M. and the late Hassel L. Horton.  Survived by loving husband, John E. Jackson; mother, Saundra Reef; son, Shane Hankins of Brooklyn, NY; step-son, Jeremy (Wendy) Jackson of Bristol, TN; sister, Brenda (Mike) Pruitt of Centerburg; brothers, Craig (Chona) Horton of Seattle, WA and Chris (Cindy) Horton of Mt. Vernon; sister of the heart, Ellie (Jim) Hartsock of Batesville, IN; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other extended family.  Funeral Service 1 pm Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Church at Chapel Hill, 7530 Johnstown Rd., Bangs, OH where the family will be receiving visitors from 11 am until time of service.  Pastors Jon and Dan Whisner officiating.  Interment at a later date.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in Connie’s memory.  The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Connie’s family. Special memories and condolences may be shared at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Sympathy and prayers for the family. Connie will be remembered by her generosity and faith. She will be missed. Lots of wonderful cousin memories!

  • John, Saundra and family, thoughts and prayers are with you. Connie always had a good word and a smile, these will be missed. May your wonderful memories see you through the days ahead.

  • Our thoughts & prayers are w/ you! Connie was a very special person! Her smile was magical! She was a very good high school friend of mine! I’ll remember her fondly!❤️

  • Connie was a dear, sweet friend. She will be missed greatly. Praying for all the family and sending much love. I will always remember her and her love for The Lord.

  • Very sorry to hear this sad news, our prayers for John and the entire family that our God will give you comfort and peace at this time .

  • I felt lucky to work at Countryview with Connie. She really helped make the facility into a warm loving home for the residents with her wonderful hugs, great sense of humor, faith, and values. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  • I am so saddened by Connie’s death. She was such a dear, sweet, loving friend. Never met any finer lady than Connie. John and Connie have been so wonderful to me and Steve that I could never pay back what they have been to us. Love you Connie. We love the entire family and thank you for letting Saundra be my mom.

  • I am so sad to hear one of our Mt Liberty friends have passed. We used to have such good times running around town. Connie was such a sweetheart & she will be missed but never forgotten. I know she will be happy in Heaven with her family & looking down on those still here, waiting to be with her again! Love always & Blessings to all the family, especially her husband, John.

  • I am so thankful that Connie was my very good friend and my sister in Christ. Her sweet spirit and her little ornery streak will always make me smile whenever I think of her. We always found something to laugh about. Connie and Johnny prayed me through some pretty bad times. I am going to miss her terribly, but I am so happy to know she is safe in the Father’s arms.

  • We were saddened to hear of the passing of Connie. She was a beautiful person and had a beautiful smile! Our prayer is that you will experience peace, strength and hope in knowing you will see her again some day. We love you all!

  • Connie, was such a sweet, loving, caring, beautiful person inside and out. Always a smile on her face. She will be missed greatly. Prayers for her family and friends. Until we meet again Connie R.I.P.

  • John,Saundra and family our deepest sympathies go out to all of you. Connie was a very special lady and will be missed by us and many many more. Connie was loved dearly by all her knew her. She was an inspiration to all of us. Her smile was contagious and will live on in our hearts. We love you all and our prayers are with you.
    Corne & Pam Plebani

  • John, Brenda and family, I am so sorry for your tremendous loss of this wonderful lady. I could not have asked for greater neighbors, than John and Connie Jackson. She was so, so special, full of kindness and love, and she will remain in my heart forever. I will miss her so much. We are here for you. If there is anything you ever need, please just let us know. God bless you all.

  • John,Saundra and family our deepest sympathies go out to all of you. Connie was a very special lady and will be missed by us and many many more. Connie was loved dearly by all her knew her. She was an inspiration to all of us. Her smile was contagious and will live on in our hearts. We love you all and our prayers are with you.
    Corne & Pam Plebani.

  • We are saddened to hear of Connie’s death and send our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to all the family.

  • My prayers go out to Sandra, John, Chris, Brenda, Craig, Ellie and the rest of the family. Connie will forever be remembered by those of us who loved her…that big smile and her cute little chuckle; but she also had a belly laugh that was very contagious…She, John, Kim and I refer to it as the Banana Twist. I will miss our evenings playing five crowns with her, our trips to Tennessee with our Pastor and his wife, and my Sunday hugs. We may have an empty seat in the middle of our Earthly Church today; but she’s sitting in the Amen pew of our Heavenly Church FOREVER.

  • Love and prayers to the family of Connie . Connie is a true testament of a Godly woman . Her memory will live on forever . I loved growing up with Connie and have wonderful memories of playing chase on back street and sledding down the big hill . In most recent years I got to see her transform into a wonderful Christian woman . I loved her and her man greeting us when we walked through the church doors and she did have a contagious laugh. I can only imagine what she is doing singing with the heavenly angels and sitting at the feet of Jesus. My deepest sympathy for her family . Prayers and hugs to all of you! May Gods grace carry you through this time of sorrow.

  • Connie is a true testament of a Godly woman . Her memory will live on forever . I loved growing up with Connie and have wonderful memories of playing chase on back street and sledding down the big hill . In most recent years I got to see her transform into a wonderful Christian woman . I loved her and her man greeting us when we walked through the church doors and she did have a contagious laugh. I can only imagine what she is doing singing with the heavenly angels and sitting at the feet of Jesus. My deepest sympathy for her family . Prayers and hugs to all of you! May Gods grace carry you through this time of sorrow.

  • Dear Family,

    Our hearts are broken to hear this news. It was only last week when I saw her at Kroger and told her about our new granddaughter. She was always a ray of sunshine whenever we saw her at Countryview. She was such a support to our mother who lived there. Linda always had good things to say about Connie. Our prayers are with you in the days to come.

  • Connie, with her contagious smile, and huge loving heart, will be missed by so many. She touched the many lives she came in contact with, giving all of herself with a tender smile and gentle words. Rest in Eternal Rest sweet Connie. Prayers and love to John, Alice, Keith and all of Connie’s Family.

  • So sad to hear the news. Connie was a beautiful lady inside and out. She will long be remembered for generosity and kindness. Prayers for the family.

  • I was blessed to work at Countryview with Connie. She really made the facility into a warm loving home for the residents with her love filled hugs, love of the lord and great sense of humor. She adopted my children as a work grandmother. They all love her as so do I!!! Forever a angel in our hearts
    🙏♡♡♡♡♡🙏
    The Sexton Family

  • I was in shock when I got the news of Connie’s passing. John, what can I say that hasn’t already been said. She was truly one of a kind, special lady. One year ago I ran Into Connie at our hometown store. I was going through a really tough time. Connie would have it no other way, she took my hand and had prayer with me right there in the store. She truly was an angel on earth, and now in heaven with our sweet savior. She will forever live in our hearts. Her smile would light up the room.
    Rest in peace sweet Connie.

  • We are so sorry for your loss John. Prayers for strength and comfort in the difficult days ahead. Our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.
    ~Your friends at DIC

  • To John, Saundra, Chris, Brenda,Shane, Craig and rest of family members. I was devastated to hear of her passing. Connie has been my friend forever from play time at her family house in Mt. Liberty many moons ago to classmate to spiritual friend. Connie so loved life. Her smile and laugh like all have said was contagious. Her passion for Jesus our lord was amazing. Such an uplifting spirit. I will never forget our sled rides down back street hill, the bobsledding down the hill in the field next to Simmons church road. We all were afraid we would end up in the creek at the bottom. Connie’s testimony at Spring Jam at my church last year of finding peace and love and faith. I was so looking forward to seeing her and John there this year. John u made her so very happy and the light that radiates from her face when she talks of you and her love for our lord. I will miss her so much and that motorcycle ride to “Hillbilly Hotdog “ that we never got to take and was hoping to do this summer. I love you Connie for being such an inspiration of faith and a good friend with such a kind heart. I can only ask in prayers that God keep his loving arms around all of you and give you peace and comfort in the days to come. She will truly be missed !!

  • John (and family)

    I have heard nothing but great things about Connie from my mom Mary Messer and of the love that you and Connie shared and how happy you both were together. I am so sorry to hear this. Richie and I are praying that God will wrap his arms around you and show you unfathomable comfort and peace during this time. We don’t know the answer to all the why’s, but one day you will be able to see her pretty face again as she is with the Lord, we KNOW this because she was his child and this is what his word says and his word will sustain you.

    Love Richie and Jennifer Holcomb

  • I am so sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. She truly was a sweet, kind and loving person. I could repeat all the Words that all her many friends and loved ones have said before me . My prayers are for John, her family & Ellie, and all who loved her. Connie will be missed by many. My sincerest sympathy.

  • Connie was the light in everyone’s life that ever met her. Her heart was full of joy, and her broad smiles brought lots of laughter. She was definitely the apple in John’s eye and beyond. Sending hugs, comfort, and love to the entire family. Rest in Peace darling Connie. You will be truly missed.

  • Prayers going up for the family. God must have had a need for another angel. Brenda and Mike, loosing a sister is hard, remember all the great times you shared. God is in control even if we can’t see the big picture.
    Love Ya

  • John, Saundra and family, I was truly blessed to have Connie as my boss, which brought me to all of you. Her infectious laugh ringing through the hallways, residents joining in, experiencing her love of life, Christmas program with Santa Forry, there is no comparison to the love Connie spread to each person she came in contact with. We are all better for knowing her.
    My heart goes out to each one of you. May Gods grace be with you and see you through this, until we all see Miss Connie again…

  • We will always remember Connie’s beautiful smile and cheerful spirit. Sending our prayers and heartfelt sympathy to her family and all who loved her. God bless you and keep you.

    Love,
    Russ Reed, Jill Reed Harris and Tami Reed Woodrum
    (children of Ellen Horton Reed)

  • To John and Family – Connie was one of the first people I met when I became a resident at CountryView nine years ago and during my stay, I was very active in the “Connie Lifestyle”. She let me become a part of her world and I am a better person for it. I moved away to Assisted Living, but treasure my years with Connie. She was a wonderful person and friend to me. We were the same age and she gave me back my self-worth in many ways. God bless until we meet her again…….

  • Such a beautiful video of Connie…thank you.
    Our sympathies and love to John, Barry, and to all the family and friends of Connie.

  • Prayers to the family of Connie. I’m so sorry for you loss. I enjoyed working with Connie at CountryView and was sad when she retired, but very happy for her and any new adventures waiting for her. She was a very special person and will be missed.

  • My heart is aching for those of us left here. But we know we’ll be reunited with Connie some day. What a glorious reunion that will be! Meantime, the sunshine is not quite as bright without her smile. Love to you, John.
    Joni Baney

  • My heart goes out to Connie’s husband, John and Mom, Saundra, and her entire family. Praying for Gods comfort during these difficult time. As others have expressed of her many acts of kindness, I’m so glad to have known her. She will still be looking over her loved ones from above now. May Gods blessings be with you.

  • My only remembrances of Connie is that she has always been kind of heart. Her smile radiated. She sought to put others at ease. She made me (and anybody she encountered) feel noticed and important. These are things we remember in a lifetime. My thoughts and prayers for Connie and her family.

  • So very sorry for your loss. I remember she was always so sweet. Appears she had retired and didn’t get to enjoy it not near long enough my prayer for comfort for you all. 🙏❤️ Just heartbreaking

  • So sad to hear of Connie’s passing. She was such a wonderful friend and always had a smile on her face! I’ll always have lots of memories from our school years! My deepest sympathies go to her family. My love, thoughts and prayers go to each of you.

  • Such cherished memories I will forever hold in my heart of my sweet sister in Christ. The legacy she leaves us is her profound trust in Jesus, her adoring love for John, her selfless acts of kindness, her love to “ride like the wind” behind John on their Harley, laughing continually! Oh what an honor to have known Connie. I forever thank God for time spent with her and look forward to someday meeting up with her in Heaven.

  • So sorry for your loss. Connie was a gem, a wonderful beautiful woman. We met her during my Dad’s long stay at Countryview. Her smile, laugh and personality made activities the most fun. She made everyone feel extra special. She won’t be forgotten.

  • As a former resident at Countryview of Sunbury, I relished the time I was blessed to spend with dear Miss Connie. I specifically remember my last two Christmases there, when Connie asked me if I would help her put up and decorate the many Christmas Trees around the facility. As always, we laughed by telling our own Christmas stories, most from childhood, while we decorated. We had a ball!
    My sincere and heartfelt sympathies go out to John and all her family, her wonderful extended family, and all her friends and former colleagues, whom she always treated as her family. The world lost a beautiful ray of sunshine, but Heaven just received a true saint, where I choose to believe she is rejoicing with all the residents who passed during her tenure at Countryview, and to whom she brought such love & joy during the sunset of their own lives.

    Connie, you will be greatly missed!!

  • John,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Connie was a sweet person. Hold on to all the great memories
    you two shared together. We are all here for you if you need anything.

  • John and family,
    We were sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. Our family will be keeping you and your family close in our thoughts and prayers.
    In God’s love,
    Allen & Susan Lester and family

  • Johnny,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers during your time of sorrow. May God provide you comfort and peace in your days ahead. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences.

  • What a beautiful soul! I will miss Connie dearly for her boundless energy, joy and love that she gave so freely. My thoughts and prayers are with all those who loved her.

  • Connie was a beautiful person always smiling and so upbeat .
    I worked with her for 8 years at Country View, she always made the residents smile and they always had so much fun at the activities.
    I am sorry for your loss .