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Jessie Brooks Connett, 99, of Colonial Heights, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014. She was born Oct. 28, 1914, in Vernon Hill, Va., to the late James Gordon Brooks and Lena Belle Adams Brooks. Mrs. Connett was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Connett. She was a member of Life Church in Colonial Heights, the Women's Ministries of the church and the Primetimers.

Survivors include: a daughter, Sandra Rollison Strong and husband, Walter J. Strong Jr. of Windsor, Conn.; son, Derward F. Rollison and future daughter-in-law, Kelly G. Scarbro of Colonial Heights; stepson, Rocky Connett of Colonial Heights; three stepgrandchildren and wives, Gregory and Colette Strong, Jonathan and Lori Strong, Kristian and Kimberly Strong; six great-grandchildren; children of Kelly G. Scarbro, who loved Jessie, Theresa Scarbro, Jimmy Scarbro, Phillip Scarbro, Katie Scarbro; numerous nieces and nephews; and her caretaker, Janice Altis.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 29, 2014, in the Colonial Heights chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, with the Rev. Curtis Barnes and the Rev. Larry Briggs officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101.

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E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory
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Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 526-3400
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Published in The Progress-Index on May 27, 2014
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