Helen McConnell

April 14, 1924 - December 17, 2014
Helen McConnell

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A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg, Virginia for Helen Cole Strickler McConnell. Helen passed away December 17th, 2014, surrounded by her family. A reception will follow the service.

Helen Cole Strickler McConnell was born April 14, 1924, in Macon, Georgia, the daughter of the Reverend Doctor Luther Warren Strickler and Ina Lee Frye Strickler. Raised in Norfolk, Virginia, she graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1946 with a degree in English and studied for a masters degree in library science in Norfolk.

She is survived by her brother, Warren Strickler of Harrisonburg; her children: Suzanne Baggett and her husband Joseph, of Herndon, Bringier McConnell and his wife, Sally, of Williamsburg, Sarah McConnell and her husband, Bob Gibson, of Charlottesville, and Logan McConnell and his wife Sima Simms, of Alexandria; seven grandchildren: Merritt Baggett, Graham Baggett, Helen Gibson Mikac, Logan Gibson, Stella Gibson, Cole McConnell and Adele McConnell; and her great grandchildren, Jude Baggett, Hope Baggett and Ella Mikac.


Saturday, January 10, 2015
12:00 AM

Bruton Parish Episcopal Church - Directions
201 West Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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  • December 28, 2014
    JB MCCRAW says:
    Expressions of Sympathy JB MCCRAW has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.

  • December 29, 2014
    Regina Jones says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know caring thoughts are with you. May the love of family and friends help you through this most difficult time. May sweet memories of Helen warm your heart and bring a smile to your face. May the Bible's promise give you hope and bring you comfort for Christ promised, "I Am The Resurrection And The Life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, Will Come To Life." (John 11:25) With deepest sympathy.

  • December 26, 2014
    Kris Fox Brown says:
    I remember working with Helen at Colonial Williamsburg years ago. My mother, Patti Fox also worked with Helen in the escort department. She was such a refined lady, and I always enjoyed seeing her with her groups when she entered the different buildings I interpreted. She will be missed. God bless her family. Kris Fox Brown

  • December 21, 2014
    Nasrin & Mike Faramarzi says:
    Our deepest condolences to the Mrs. Helen McConnell family. We are sorry for your loss. Although we had the pleasure of meeting her very briefly and she was a very pleasant and a vibrant person. May God rest her soul in peace.

  • December 20, 2014
    Nancy Marshall says:
    The world was a brighter place because of Helen McConnell's presence, but it will be a dimmer place because of her departure. Truly a vibrant lady and a dear friend who will be deeply missed. My sincere condolences to the McConnell family in your loss.