Life Story for Rebecca "Sissie" Conner (Gish)
Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Marie “Sissie” Gish Conner will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Gallagher Funeral Home and Crematory in Ball, Louisiana, with Reverend Danny Aycock officiating. Burial will be in Paul Cemetery, Deville, Louisiana under the direction of Gallagher Funeral Home and Crematory, Ball, Louisiana. Visitation for Mrs. Conner will be at Gallagher Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m.
Mrs. Conner, age 61, of Winnfield, Louisiana, formerly of Centerpoint, Louisiana was born July 15, 1956 in Alexandria. She left this world to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, January 20, 2018 after a lengthy illness.
Though she had many illnesses in her lifetime and many hardships, she loved life. She was a loving daughter, wife, sister and mother. She loved her son Dustin dearly; she loved to fish, especially for bream, meet new people and be with family. She was the youngest daughter and the apple of her parent’s eye. She loved her dog “Sweetie” who was her constant companion.
Rebecca is preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Conner; father Michael R. Gish; step-brother Gregory Gish; paternal grandparents, Michael and Betty Gish; maternal grandparents, Walter and Eula Ryder Leonard; aunts Lydia Leonard Teasley and Mildred Jackson McNeal and uncle, Walter Leonard, Jr.
She is survived by her mother, Farris M. Leonard Johnson Gish of Pineville; son, Dustin Oliver Conner (Kayla) of Winnfield; three sisters, Cheryl Ann Gish Lutz (Charles) of Pineville, Gwendolyn Beaubouef (Gilbert) of Alexandria and Cathy Alwell of Deville and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rebecca was a former employee of Wellan’s Department Store, Weiss and Goldring, Pinecrest and T. L. James Construction Company.
The family would like to give sincere thanks to Dr. Freedman and associates and the staff of Rapides Regional Medical Center.
Friends may post online message of condolence for the Conner family by visiting www.gallagherfh.com.