Ada Burleson Conner

Ada Conner

Ada Burleson Conner
February 18, 1934
September 20, 2017
The Angelic Hosts came for Mrs. Ada Burleson Conner in the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Carrollton, Texas among loving family and devoted friends. A viewing was held from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in the Chapel of Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street in Teague. Funeral services were held at 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in the Mexia Civic Auditorium, 101 South McKinney Street in Mexia. A second viewing began at 11 a.m. Saturday at the auditorium until services began with Rev. Louis Carr, Jr., officiating and Dr. E.A. Benson, eulogist. Interment was in the Woodland Cemetery, LCR 474 in Mexia. Mrs. Ada Burleson Conner was born February 18, 1934 in Mexia. She passed away on Sept. 20, 2017, in Carrollton. Ada graduated from Dunbar High School in Mexia in 1951 and went on to attend Bishop College and Texas Southern. She married Warren Conner in 1956 (who preceded her in death). Ada was also preceded in death by: her son, Ricky A. Burleson; and her parents, Louis and Alma Burleson. Ada is survived by: two sons, Reginald Conner, of Mexia; and Warren Conner, of Los Angeles; two daughters, Cheryl Conner McLaughlin (Roger), of Carrollton; and Tonja Conner Minor (Rodney), of Flower Mound; seven grandchildren, Lashundra Davis, of Houston; Brooke Conner, of Mexia; Kelcey Williams, of New Orleans; Brittany Conner, of Carrollton; Brittany McLaughlin, of Dallas; Nicholas Minor, of Flower Mound; and Dohre' McLaughlin, of Carrollton; and eight great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Eva Burleson, of Dallas; a brother-in-law Esquire Conner (Mildred), of Wilmer Hutchins; and a cousin, Louis Archie Shackles, of California; along with a host of nieces and nephews. There are many things that Ada is known for and her greatest legacies (besides her children) would include the work she has done for the community and her involvement in politics. Even her employment career that includes working at the state school, library, being self-employed, working for legal services, a court clerk position, and serving as a municipal judge, and pre-need insurance agent for Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, all point to the direction of her involvement for the betterment of the community.

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