GAINESVILLE – – Anita Louise Jarrett McConnell, 64, of Maysville, Gainesville for a short period of time, 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 Jarrett Jr. and Pearl 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 and Anna Jarrett.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 7, in the Chapel of Little and Davenport Funeral Home with the Revs. Matt Wethington and Cecil Holcomb officiating. Interment was in Hillside Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may 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 and Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.