DEACONESS CONNIE M. WHITAKER, 77, departed this life on April 6, 2011 at Stamford Hospital. Born on May 23, 1933 in Lancaster, S.C. to the late Andrew and Janie B. Coleman. Connie was married to Joseph H. Whitaker, Sr. She began her career as a retail salesperson more than thirty years ago and was formerly employed by Caldor's, Bloomingdale's and Lord and Taylor's. In addition to her husband, she is survived by, one son, Joseph H. Whitaker, Jr. (Janet) and one daughter, Audrey Whitaker, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a host of loving nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11 am at Faith Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 29 Grove Street, Stamford with Reverend Tommie Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park, Stamford. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Downer Funeral Home, 31 Stillwater Avenue, Stamford, CT.
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Published in StamfordAdvocate on Apr. 14, 2011