Conner Lee Alderton

December 18, 1992June 4, 2011

Conner Lee Alderton, 18, of Collierville, passed away June 4, 2011. The family will receive friends beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, and a Celebration of Life Service will follow at 3 p.m., all at Collierville Funeral Home, 534 West Poplar. Conner was born December 18, 1992 in San Diego, CA, and he moved with his family to Collierville in July 1998. He attended Crosswind Elementary, Schilling Farms Middle, and Collierville High School, graduating in December 2010. Conner was an artist and poet, enjoying long walks and nature. He loved music, especially playing his guitar, and he really enjoyed playing basketball with his friends. Conner had a special place in his heart for animals, especially his dogs, Caleb and Lucky; he also volunteered at the Fayette County Animal Rescue and the Collierville Animal Shelter. Conner was unique; an intelligent and unusually kind-hearted man, who was always willing to help others and never held a grudge. He is survived by his parents, David and Nyla Alderton; his brother, Austin Alderton; his grandparents, David Alderton, Sr., Marilyn Ringheim, and Henry Allen Baggott; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friends, including his girlfriend, Jamie Donaldson. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Loren Ringheim and Joyce Baggott. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Conner’s memory may be made to the Fayette County Animal Rescue at Collierville Funeral Home (901)853-2628


  • Visitation Saturday, June 11, 2011
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 11, 2011

Conner Lee Alderton

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June 7, 2015

Thinking of you Nyla and Austin. My dad always says of our family members who have passed away, absent in the body, present in the spirit. It is a bible quote, but it is true. Remembering, talking about and sharing life stories of the time you had together with Conner keeps his spirit alive. He lives on in the hearts and minds of those who loved him and knew him. Peace and love to you both. Nancy Sheran

Nancy Sheran

June 4, 2014

The universe is well organized, the reasons for things not always revealed. What there is, through choice, is love, prayer and grace. Nyla and Austin, carry with you the memories Conner and David created with you and others. Their lives made a difference on people who may never be revealed to you. We are all part of this well organized universe. We are thinking of your family and sending our love for you.
Nancy & Dan Sheran & family

October 10, 2013

Dear Alderton Family, I just learned of the passing of your son through a friend of mine, and he loved your son like a brother, they were the best of friends. I am terribly sorry for your loss.

Paul Rosenfeld

June 2, 2013

Peace and Blessings to the Alderton family and to the memory of Conner.

nancy bigham-sheran

May 26, 2013

Dear Nyla, David and Austin, I am remembering Conner and all of you so often. Time passes, but your beloved son and brother, Conner's memory will never fade.

There is the land of the living
and a land of the dead and
the bridge is Love,
the only survival.
the only meaning.
{Thorton Wilder}

trey manning

January 7, 2013

conner my friend and also best friend i love u bro

Your mom loving you always

December 18, 2012

12-18-12 Happy 20th birthday my precious son. I miss your laughter, smile, humor and gentle spirit in my life. I am thinking of you always, every day, but especially today your 20th birthday Conner. I light this candle for you my son..I miss you.

pam hollahan

October 29, 2012

you are always in our thoughts and prayers... we still think about conner often and miss him very much.. we love ya'll
Pam and Terry

June 6, 2012

Conner will always be missed by our whole family. Such a talented, charming and sweet soul. Thinking of you all and sending our prayers for peace. Nyla, David and Austin - we love you

Jamie Donaldson

June 5, 2012

Missing you always, Baby. <3 I think about you every day.