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Connie Sharon Ammons

June 29, 1947May 30, 2018
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Connie Sharon Wright Ammons, age 70, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from complications from pneumonia. Connie was born in Marshall, Texas.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents Melvin and Marguerite Wright. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert Ammons. The couple married in Many, Louisiana in 1966. Connie is also survived by two sons, Monte Ammons, (Benicia) and Max Ammons (Katie); Grandchildren Adam, Caroline, Abigail, Mary Claire & Beau; Brother Tommy Wright (Connie); nieces and nephews Karen, Spencer, Catherine, Ellie, Paul, Davey.

Connie Graduated from Many High School 1965 – Valedictorian, Attended Northwestern State University where she was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority – Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor degree in Education. She also earned a Masters degree in Education+30.

Connie Taught elementary for nine years – 1 year in Leesville, 8 years in Many. She ran the Sabine Parish Program for Talented and Gifted Children for 3 years (1977-1980). She left education to work with Robert at their family business (Many Marine Center) for 5 years. Connie returned to education as Principal of Many Jr. High from 1987-1988 and became Principal of Many Elementary in 1989 where she served 21 years until retiring in 2010. During her tenure as Principal, Many Elementary saw consistent improvement in test scores and school performance measures. In recognition of the exceptional performance under her leadership, Connie was recognized as 2011 Outstanding Principal for the State of Louisiana.

Connie was a Member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Following her retirement; she periodically addressed symposiums and seminars across the state providing guidance on building excellence in education administration.

In 2015, Connie and Robert moved from Many, La. to Collierville, TN to be closer to grandchildren.

Family graveside service will be held at 1pm on Friday June 8 at Magnolia Cemetery in Collierville, TN followed by a memorial service at Heritage at Forest Hill Irene in Collierville.

The family is planning a service in Many, LA this summer to celebrate the life of Connie with family and friends. More details to come.

The family has established a memorial fund with St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. They ask in lieu of flowers that donations be made to St. Jude’s.

  • FAMILY

  • Melvin and Marguerite Wright, Parents
  • Robert Ammons, Husband
  • Monte Ammons (Benicia), Son
  • Max Ammons (Katie), Son
  • Tommy Wright (Connie), Brother
  • She also leaves her grandchildren Adam, Caroline, Abigail, Mary Claire & Beau and her nieces and nephews Karen, Spencer, Catherine, Ellie, Paul, Davey.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, June 8, 2018
REMEMBERING

Connie Sharon Ammons

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Joanie Dahlem

June 7, 2018

Mrs. Connie was a principal who offered support and encouragement but trusted me to teach the way I thought best for my students. I always respected her so much for that. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Mary quarles

June 7, 2018

I am very humbled and honored to have had the privilege and the opportunity to serve the majority of my teaching career with Connie Ammons. She was a true Leader and had EXCELLENT LEADERSHIP skills in the field of Education. I served with a team of faculty, staff, students and ultimately a school that she brought to excellence. I will be eternally grateful to Miss Ammons for all that she was and all that she did for me. She loved her work, her faculty, her staff, and most of all HER STUDENTS. She was a great person and will be greatly missed. She will live on forever in the lives of people that she shared with and gave of herself to and made their lives better for them. She was one of the GREATS in the field of education.

Jan Holland

June 7, 2018

She was a friend from school days.

Sandra Colston Davis

June 6, 2018

I am so saddened to hear the news about Connie. She was an amazing lady that I very much admired. She left an incredible legacy through her years as a teacher and principal. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Melissa Brown

June 6, 2018

Words cannot express how much this lady means to me. I worked for her for many years, and you just couldn't find a better boss and friend. Many prayers for this family!

Kayla Manasco

June 6, 2018

There is so much I could say about this woman....

She believed in me... she believed in the kids.... she believed our poverty students could perform as well as any upper class student.
And she proved it... in 10 years we went from a low performing school to a Federal government awarded Blue Ribbon School......An award given to a high poverty high performing school!!!

Her voice will forever ring in my ears
“I CAN DO ALL THINGS
ALL THINGS, ALL THINGS
I CAN DO ALL THINGS WITH
SOME HELP FROM YOU!
Thank you, you did a great job!” 😉

Delores (Delo Muse) Vines

June 6, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Connie was a dear high school friend. I will always cherish the fond memories that we shared together. May God be with Robert and other family members during this sad time. Heaven just received another Angel.

Amy Wyatt

June 6, 2018

Mrs. Ammons was a believer... she truly believed in each one of us who had the honor and privilege of working for her and with her. Because we knew she believed in us, great things happened behind the doors of Many Elementary. “Shut the door and do what you need to do FOR THE KIDS in that room.” What an awesome philosophy for us all to live by. I will always be grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Many Elementary School, all because she saw something special in me....what a team we all were. Great leaders make great things happen and THAT she did. I will always have great things to say about Connie Ammons. I’m so sorry for your loss, Heaven’s gain...
Amy Wyatt

Carole Troha

June 6, 2018

Connie was a wonderful role model as a principal. She nurtured faculty, staff and students and encouraged them to become the best they could be. Many Elementary had the lowest turnover in the parish because of the working atmosphere. She firmly believed that if her teachers taught what students needed to know, it didn't matter what anyone else thought. As a result, Many Elementary went from close to the lowest in the parish to one of the best. I learned so much from her and have applied that knowledge daily. I truly appreciate all that she did for me.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Connie Sharon Wright Ammons, age 70, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from complications from pneumonia. Connie was born in Marshall, Texas.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents Melvin and Marguerite Wright. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert Ammons. The couple married in Many, Louisiana in 1966. Connie is also survived by two sons, Monte Ammons, (Benicia) and Max Ammons (Katie); Grandchildren Adam, Caroline, Abigail, Mary Claire & Beau; Brother Tommy Wright (Connie); nieces and nephews Karen, Spencer, Catherine, Ellie, Paul, Davey.

Connie Graduated from Many High School 1965 – Valedictorian, Attended Northwestern State University where she was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority – Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor degree in Education. She also earned a Masters degree in Education+30.

Connie Taught elementary for nine years – 1 year in Leesville, 8 years in Many.
She ran the Sabine Parish Program for Talented and Gifted Children for 3 years (1977-1980). She left education to work with Robert at their family business (Many Marine Center) for 5 years. Connie returned to education as Principal of Many Jr. High from 1987-1988 and became Principal of Many Elementary in 1989 where she served 21 years until retiring in 2010. During her tenure as Principal, Many Elementary saw consistent improvement in test scores and school performance measures. In recognition of the exceptional performance under her leadership, Connie was recognized as 2011 Outstanding Principal for the State of Louisiana.

Connie was a Member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Following her retirement; she periodically addressed symposiums and seminars across the state providing guidance on building excellence in education administration.

In 2015, Connie and Robert moved from Many, La. to Collierville, TN to be closer to grandchildren.

Family graveside service will be held at 1pm on Friday June 8 at Magnolia Cemetery in Collierville, TN followed by a memorial service at Heritage at Forest Hill Irene in Collierville.

The family is planning a service in Many, LA this summer to celebrate the life of Connie with family and friends. More details to come.

The family has established a memorial fund with St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. They ask in lieu of flowers that donations be made to St. Jude’s.