GOOSE CREEK, S.C.

John Charles McConnell

Oct. 3, 1969 - Dec. 24, 2009

Heavenís very special child, John Charles McConnell, 40, of Goose Creek, S.C., passed away and went back to heaven at 12:39 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2009.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday morning, Dec. 28, 2009, at Parks Funeral Home in Summerville, S.C. The Mass of the angels will be held at 11 a.m. Monday morning, Dec. 28, 2009, at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, in Summerville. Donations can be made to the ARC or the Coastal Center, 9995 Jamison Road, Ladson, S.C. 29456.

Born in Waukesha on Oct. 3, 1969, John attended Wee Care Nursery and Meadowview School in Oconomowoc. After moving to Knoxville, Tenn., John graduated with a special ed diploma at Beardon High School in 1992. John proudly held positions at Stefanos Pizza, BiLo and Sunshine Industries. John also attended Sonshine Special Ed Bible

School at First Baptist Church in Concord, Tenn. John spent the last 10 years with his devoted mother in Goose Creek, S.C., where he attended the ARC in Summerville and Low Country Day Care in Goose Creek.

John is survived by a loving clan including his mother, Ann McConnell; his father, Richard McConnell; his brother Steve McConnell and his wife Jayme; his sister Suzanne Spencer; his brother Joe McConnell and his wife Lyn; his sister Martha Looney and her husband, Michael; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and caregivers including his aunt Esther, uncle Steve and cousins Jessica, Stephen, Sara and all the loving people at the Coastal Center.

Arrangements by Parks Funeral Home, (843) 873-3440, 130 W. 1st North St., Summerville, S.C. 29483.