James William Conner

November 19, 1938 ~ September 9, 2022 (age 83)
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Mr. James William Conner, aka "Uncle Jake", 83 of Cartersville, Georgia passed away on Friday, September 9, 2022. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this time of bereavement.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Mt. Zion Grassdale Baptist Church, 207 North Bartow Street, Cartersville, Georgia 30120. The body will lie in state in the church from 12:00 P.M. (Noon) until the hour of service. Interment will follow in Providence Cemetery, 165 Old Tennessee Road NE, Cartersville, Georgia 30121.

James William "Uncle Jake" Conner lived a long and prosperous life. He loved the Lord and when the Lord called His faithful servant by name he answered and took his place in his heavenly home. 

Mr. James William "J.W." Conner was born on November 19, 1938 in Cartersville, Georgia to the late Bennie Conner and Lillie Mae Luster Conner. J.W. as everyone knew him; attended Summer Hill High School.

James loved the Lord and he showed it in his every day walk of life. He was a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church; there he was ordained a Deacon on July 14, 1967 under the leadership of the late Reverend W.H.Whatley. In later years, he attended New Hope Baptist Church in Rydal, Georgia under the leadership of Pastor Earnest Bush ; and then Mt. Zion Grassdale Baptist Church under Reverend William Q. Watkins..

J.W. was a hard worker and he loved going to work everyday and doing the best he could at serving the Lord and doing his job. He retired from Gold Kist Inc., Northwest Georgia Division on September 24, 1998 after twenty-five years of service. After retiring Uncle Jake spent the majority of his time traveling with his family and visiting the local nursing homes in the Bartow County area.

Uncle Jake is preceded in death by his son, James William Conner Jr.; parents; brothers, Robert Lee Buford, Jr., John Willie (Bill) Johnson and Frank Johnson; and his sister Annie Mae Roquemore.

J.W. leaves to cherish his loving memories, his loving sister, Lorena Mays; special niece Sherrion E. Mays-Lee; special caregivers, Marina Taylor, A.C. and Cindy Lee, Jasmine Mays, Donna Johnson; the nurses, aides and staff of Heyman Hospice Care of Floyd County; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Funeral Service
September 16, 2022

1:00 PM
Mt. Zion Grassdale Baptist Church
207 N. Bartow Street
Cartersville, GA 30120

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September 16, 2022

2:30 PM
Providence Cemetery
165 Old Tennessee Road N.E.
Cartersville, GA 30121

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