Obituary: Connie Louise Seals
On July 17 ,2014 God called home Connie Louise Seals after a 7 year battle with cancer. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother and grandmother.
A light has gone out,without so much as a flicker, and all we have left are the precious memories of how brightly it burned, and the warmth it gave us.
Connie leaves behind 3 children, Jennifer L. Sump (Robert Sump) of Milton Florida, Joseph J. Seals (Kelley Seals) of Santa Rosa Beach Florida, and Frances Scott of Madison Florida. 5 grandchildren, Taylor Seals, Weslie Scott, Summer Seals, Robbie Sump, and Andrew Sump. 3 siblings, Barbara Lawson, Jimmy Nichols, and Joe Nichols. Connie also leaves behind a loving niece Danielle N. Ray (Chris Ray), a dearly loved companion, Dennis Ballek, and a best friend of over 30 years, Sharon Shadrick.
She is preceded by her parents, James and Edna Seals, 2 sisters Carmelita and Judith Seals, a brother Danny Nichols, and brother-in-law Raymond Lawson.
Connie was born in San Diego California on March 28,1957. She grew up in the Keys, Naples and Madison Florida. She moved to Milton in 1990 where she has resided since.
Connie worked in the medical field for over 30 years. She was the first female EMT for the Madison County Sheriffs Department, a Registered Nurse, the House Supervisor, later the Medical Director for Santa Rosa Medical Center, later the Medical Director. Connie worked in many medical facilities including nursing homes, Sacred Heart Hospital, Moonlighting Nurses on Call, and Santa Rosa Medical Center. Nursing was her passion and it was he mission in life to take care of the sick.
Connie loved life, she was always the life of the party. Connie loved to ride her Harley Davidson every chance she got. Connie was a member of the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.). She was the president of the Northwest Florida Chapter of the Ladies of Harley as well as a member of the Ladies of the Confederacy.
She loved the water , whether it was fishing, swimming, or just collecting sea shells. Connie was happy just being near the water. Connie even dabbled a little in the making of novelties with sea shells.
She was our mother and the center of our world. We will miss her more than words could ever express. We know that she was in pain and has suffered for many years. We will cherish the time that we had with her. We will always have the memories of our mother. Connie always told us kids that when she passed, that we should not be sad, but happy for her.
John 14:27-29 says;
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: Not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Ye have heard now I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father; for my Father is greater than I.
And now I have told you before it come to pass, that when it is come to pass, ye might believe.
Services will be held at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Madison Florida. Viewing will be from 12:45pm until 1:45 pm with services beginning at 2:pm on July 21,2014.