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Connie Michelle Ezell Knuckles was born August 23, 1970 in Columbus, Georgia to David Ezell and the late Dorothy Ezell. From a young age, Connie loved life and lived it to the fullest. She was known to be a “do first, ask later” type of girl. She was a member of the band and was also a cheerleader in school. She got her first job as a teenager as a waitress at the Crab Trap before becoming a transcriptionist with Columbus Clinic. She spent most of her working years in the Atlanta area working as a legal secretary for various firms.
In her spare time, Connie enjoyed watching and cheering on her favorite NFL team, the Atlanta Falcons. She would always sport her Tony Gonzalez jersey whether the Falcons were playing at home or on the road. She was known to enjoy her evening night cap to ease the stress of the day. While she was successful in her career, her greatest passion and work was being a devoted and loving mother to her daughter. She supported her daughter in all endeavors and served as a “Guard Mom,” while her daughter was a member of the Color Guard Team.
Connie Michelle Knuckles, 48, of Columbus, Georgia and formerly Atlanta, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Columbus Hospice surrounded by her loving family. She is preceded in death by her mother; paternal grandparents; maternal grandfather, and beloved niece, Kimberly.
Survivors include her daughter, Danielle E. Knuckles of Columbus, Georgia; father, David (Elsie) Ezell of Columbus, Georgia; sister, Tabitha (Lynn) Sands of Whitesville, Georgia; honorary siblings, Shane Strickland of Chicago, Illinois and Jodi Capan of Phenix City, Alabama; maternal grandmother, Mattie Curley of Columbus, Georgia; numerous extended family and friends and her beloved canine companion, “Bull.”
The family will hold a private memorial service at a later time and requests for memorial donations be given to Columbus Hospice for their exceptional and compassionate care of Ms. Connie.
The family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055. Please leave a condolence or share a fond memory of Ms. Connie below.
Faye Strowder says
I was so sorry to hear of Michelle’s passing my condolences are with her family and daughter Danielle. I know she will be truly missed. I remember her being there for my sister Regina and being there for me when I lost my son. I will always remember her smiling and joking around RIP Michelle🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Ashley Brock says
I was so sad to hear about her passing she was always in a good mood and smiling when i seen her. She will be greatly missed. Prayers for her daughter and her family through this tough time
Mashona Middleton says
I never met her, but felt like I knew her from Tabby’s colorful stories. Love you Tabby & I am praying for you.
Tabitha Chatham says
We will miss your craziness, your laugh, your smile, Your love for us!!! We love you so much.
Kimberly Parrish says
Michelle will be so missed. She was so sweet and full of life. Praying for all her family and friends.
Tamiciko Williams says
I was so sad to hear of her passing. She was my first real friend in Georgia. She will always have a special place in our hearts.
Sheryl Thrower says
I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now, but I want you to know that we are just a phone call away. My heartfelt condolences.
My heart hurts for the whole family. Love Yall
Kat Miller says
I have known Michelle since second grade when we moved to Georgia and went to Dimon elementary school together. She was such a sweet friend to me all through Elementary School and we kept in touch in Middle School and reconnected a few years ago on Facebook. She and Danielle came and stayed with us a few years ago in Tampa. We had a wonderful visit. My prayers, thoughts, and love are with her family and especially Danielle, Tabby and her Dad.
Tracy Turner says
I was not around Michelle alot but what I remember most about Michelle was her smile and her strength and zeal for life. My prayers are with Danielle and the family. May God give you comfort and peace. I love you Danielle.
Donna Stone says
Danielle and family,
My heart hurts for you at this time. Your mother was a vibrant and lovely person who was filled with life. I pray that you find comfort at this time with all your family around you.
Thinking of you,
Melissa Williams says
I am so sorry to hear that Michelle passed away. I know the family knew it was coming due to her diagnosis, but it never makes it any easier. I know she was the light that lit up the room any time she was around. She was a very warm, funny and loving lady. She had a special place in her heart for her pets. I just saw this and realized she lost her battle. All of your family will stay in my prayers as you learn to daily cope with this loss.