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“she was the kindess women one could know she will be be missed! ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: tim connors - hazel park, MI

“You were always the life of the party, so much fun to be around! ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Kevin Freel - Lansing, MI

“I love you Mom. ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Debbie Stewart - Westland, MI


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Jessie Mae Connors, age 83 of Warren, died Thursday, April 6, 2017 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren. She was born November 13, 1933 in Detroit, daughter of the late Harry and the late Edna (nee: Edgerton) Muir.

As depicted in the accompanying photo of Jessie, she shared a warm and extraordinary relationship with the love of her life, John, until the two were separated by his passing. Together, they built upon the comforts of home, raised two beautiful daughters, and grew deeper in love as their journey through life as husband & wife made its impact upon their hearts and touched a multitude of lives along the way.

Along with maintaining her role as Mom and homemaker, Jessie also worked outside of the home as a housekeeper in the hospitality industry,…more specifically, the Holiday Inn on Van Dyke in Warren. For the many patrons who occasioned the facility during her employment years, that smiling and accommodating personality they passed in the hallway may very well have been their friendly housekeeper, Jessie Mae. Jessie took great pride in keeping everything spic & span, and providing a clean and accommodating environment for the many folks who called her Holiday Inn their temporary home,…and did it all with excellence in service.

Yet when Jessie was not at work, her hands were never idle. She enjoyed a host of varied pastimes to keep herself busy, one of which was through the artistry of crocheting. With an eye for the creative, Jessie weaved together some incredible pieces over the years and was always eager to share the fruits of her talents with others. She was also known for possessing quite the green thumb and spent countless, painstaking hours pouring her own brand of tender-loving-care into her plants and gardening pleasures. Both provided Jessie the ability of seeing the wonderful results of her skillful outpourings, as well as for the eyes of all who shared them with her.

Some of her other pleasures included feeding her hunger for music, and putting some of that music appreciation to work through her love of dancing. Whether she was simply layin' back and soaking up the tunes she so enjoyed,…or swaying to the same while cutting-a-rug on the dance floor, there was no doubt that music held a precious and entertaining aspect to Jessie's life.

From more of her charitable heart came the many hours Jessie spent volunteering at the North Ridge Church in Plymouth, Michigan. Jessie possessed a deep and abiding faith, the kind of faith that worked itself out through the "heart of a servant" she was given by God. Giving to others brought her immense joy, and just knowing that others were being blessed was God's gift to her. Yet for as much as she was guided by her faith, many will also remember what a fun-loving and gregarious kind of gal she could be. Known affectionately as a modern-day Lucille Ball, Jessie was quite the jokester who loved making others laugh. She possessed quite a unique and genuine sense of humor that was both welcomed as it was refreshing. You couldn't be in her company for very long before your funny bone was being tickled. It was a wonderful trait that attracted people to Jessie and made her quite special.

But of all that brought her joy and pleasure, nothing could match the love and care she held and shared with her family, close friends,…and especially her precious grandchildren. All were cherished beyond expression, and each provided their own touch upon Jessie's heart. Wonderful memories were made throughout the years, and her legacy of love is bound to extend those touches with each reflection embraced. She will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Jessie was the beloved wife of the late John Connors. Dearest mother of Debbie Stewart and Kelly Smith. Loving grandmother of Brandon, Crystal, Alana, Eric, Adam, and great-grandmother of Lucas and Coraline.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd) in Warren.

Please share memories of Jessie at her memory book above.