A much-loved daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend, Katherine Elizabeth Connell, age 56, was given her angel wings on January 16, 2019 with her sister and her beloved stuffed animals at her side. A native of Mobile, Katherine attended Mobile ARC for 34 years. She was a friend to everyone she met and gifted unconditional love, teaching all of us in the process. She bravely fought cancer while continuing to enthusiastically create her art work until her last days. She loved helping others, deeply treasured her family and a menagerie of pets throughout her life. It is a sorrowful blessing that this journey has ended. Her family would like to express gratitude to all those that enriched her life.
Katherine is survived by her mother, Janet Southall Connell; sister and brother in law, Christine and John Gallo of Tallahassee, FL; her nieces that she adored, Claire Gallo of Tallahassee, FL and Sophia Gallo of Tampa, FL; uncle and aunt, Nick and Donna Southall; her cherished cousin, Josh Southall. She is predeceased by her father, William “Bill” George Connell.
A celebration of Katherine’s life will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019 at at Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 6040 Three Notch Rd, Mobile, AL. Visitation is from 2:30 p.m. until the 4:00 p.m. service time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to Mobile ARC, 2424 Gordon Smith Dr., Mobile, AL 36617 or The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association at www.pwsausa.org.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements by Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL 36526.