Goldie Mae Boyd Conn, age 111, of Banner, KY, widow of Delzie Conn, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at the Prestonsburg Healthcare Center where she had resided since February 2009. She was born July 12, 1909, the sixth child of the late Leander “Lee” and Lou Ellen Crisp Boyd. She was a member of the Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church, Dana, KY, and the current oldest living Kentuckian.
She is survived by her devoted daughter, Emma Lou Akers of Banner, KY and four beloved sons: Hubert Conn, Banner, KY, Garland (Ann) Conn, Shepherdsville, KY, Bascom (Louanna) Conn, Wakeman, OH and Linzie Jr. (Sandy) Conn, Banner, KY.
She was the adored Grandmother of 23 surviving grandchildren: Linda, Eva, Wade, Regina, Hugh David, Benjamin, Kathy, Christopher, Patricia, Rita, Jim, Anita, Elizabeth, Danny, Jeff, Terri, Lester, Priscilla, Ron, Tera, Rodney, Shawn and Triska; 50 great-grandchildren; 69 great-great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-great- grandchildren.
She was also survived by her loving family at Prestonsburg Healthcare, many of whom had known or cared for her for more than 11 years, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She was a kindhearted person who never met a stranger. She enjoyed having a cup of coffee and sharing stories about her life and family, including her little dog Chopper. Although she grew up and raised most of her family without the common conveniences we know today, there
was always plenty of food on the table and most importantly love. She relied on her faith and focused on living instead of worrying. In her younger days, she used to say she might live to be 120 and she got closer than most thought possible.
She was preceded in death by one son, Linzie L. Conn; six brothers: James, Henry, Turner, Alex, Luther, and John; seven sisters: Rosie Raines Lamb, Minnie Crisp, Annie Hatfield, Gracie Boyd, Mary Jarrell, Lassie Hart and Claudie Menhart; five grandchildren: Patty Sue, D.J. Mike, Nancy and Joy; 4 great-grandchildren, one son-in-law and two daughters’-in-law.
She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.
Funeral service for Mrs Goldie Mae Conn will be conducted at 1 PM on Thursday, September 10 in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel with the Old Regular Baptists Ministers officiating. Burial will follow in the Fred Conn Cemetery, Dana, KY. Visitation is after 3 PM Wednesday at Hall Funeral Home.
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