GAINESVILLE – Anita Louise Jarrett McConnell, 64, of Gainesville died Sunday, January 4, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, following a brief illness.
She was born on August 14, 1944, in Fulton County , the daughter of the late Foster Lee and Pearl Jarrett Jr. and Millan Jarrett. She was a graduate of Fulton High School, Piedmont School of Nursing, with a bachelor’s degree from the Georgia School of Medicine. The past 20 years she had owned and operated Joyland Child Development Center in Gainesville. She was a member of Riverbend Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Survivors include her best friend and loving husband David Arnold McConnell; sons and daughters-in-law, David Arnold (Artie) McConnell Jr. and Maria McConnell, Sean Lee and Emily McConnell, Derick Stephen and Tina McConnell; grandsons, David Christopher McConnell III and Derick Foster McConnell, Jr.; brother and sister-in-law, Foster Lee and Anna Jarrett III.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, in the Chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home with the Revs. Matt Wethington and Cecil Holcomb officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 6. Interment will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, P.O. Box 233 Gainesville, GA 30503, or For Her Glory at North Georgia Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1583, Gainesville, GA 30503.
Little Davenport Funeral Home Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.