Connie Lynne Walker
April 19, 1965 – January 29, 2019
After a long fight with brain cancer, Connie Lynne Walker passed away in her Houston home the morning of January 29, 2019. Surrounded by her husband and daughters at her time of death, her family is now rejoicing that her suffering is over and that she is at home with Jesus. She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Lawrence Edwin (Larry) and Betty Chloe Wiggs, sister Sharon and niece Jennifer. She is survived by her husband James, daughters Allison and Lindsey, brother Larry M Wiggs and wife Betty J of Grand Prairie, niece Julie Liming and husband Garrett of Austin, and the many, many people she loved and considered family.
Born in Dallas on April 19, 1965, Connie would go on to graduate from Grand Prairie High School as Salutatorian and Baylor University with a Bachelor’s degree in computer science. After graduation, she began an 8 year career in her field eventually moving from Grand Prairie to Houston. It was at Baylor that she would meet the love of her life, her best friend James. That friendship would continue to fuel a beautiful marriage of 29 years and produce two daughters, whom she loved so well.
Connie adored life and lived it with the belief that “God is present!” in all circumstances. She wanted God to receive glory through all that was allowed in her life and for God’s will to be done. She believed that “it is the small, faithful, routine events of each day that form our faithful lives”. Connie poured her heart and soul into being a Godly wife and mom, taking care of a home that she filled with laughter, cooking, friends, cooking, scripture, and cooking. Over the years she invested her talents and energy into Pre-School Sunday School, PTA, Girl Scouts, maintaining and organizing Celebration costumes and serving as a Houston’s First supporting seamstress. Connie especially loved to serve at the Spring Branch Faith Center sorting the baby clothes with joy. She lived out for her daughters every day what a faithful, loving, fun, capable and joyful woman was. Her greatest joy was watching them grow into beautiful women, finding their unique paths into their future.
Connie ministered to her extended family in the same way: fully and without reservation. Her extended family was precious to her, and she loved them dearly. She acted on her faith with expressions of love in the form of hugs, rides, meals, visits and, most of all, her prayers and scripture. Combining His Word with encouragement such as “Trusting God is as easy as 1-2-3”, “Luvin that hug! Back at you!” or “Thank you, God has got this!” was common and conveyed her deep love of God and her love for you.
We know with absolute certainty that today Connie is standing strong and joyful in the presence of her awesome, Holy God. Today and for the rest of eternity she is loving and praising the One who loved us and gave Himself for us, still lifting us up before God and encouraging us to do the same.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Bible Project (thebibleproject.com) or the HFBC Faith Center (713-681-8000).
- Visitation Monday, February 4, 2019
- Memorial Service Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Connie Lynne Walker
February 4, 2019
Although I attended Baylor the same years as Connie and James, I did not cross paths with them. However, I did meet them many years ago at South Main Baptist Church. Connie and I were friends over the years as our kids grew up together, being in some of the same church and school activities. We also lived close to each other, so we would host play dates for each other’s kids. In more recent years, Connie and I would go out for lunch, go for walks, and leave a ‘surprise mystery’ birthday gift on each other’s front porch, which of course, was a trend that Connie started!
I will also remember the times Connie enthusiastically shared with me apps, podcasts, and books she was using related to reading the Bible. She even gave me a copy of the book, The Red Sea Rules, by Robert Morgan, which she said helped get her through some difficult times. Connie certainly lived her life as a disciple and example of Christ.
As I reflect on my friendship with Connie, I think of her as:
creative, smart, enthusiastic, encourager, problem-solver, tech-savvy, joyful, servant of God, faithful, thankful, Bible reader, learner, teacher, mentor, minister, imaginative, loves God, loves family, loves friends, loves African violets (which remind her of her mom), daughter, wife, mother, friend
I will miss her, yet I know she is with God and is at peace. I know I will see her again some day.
February 4, 2019
I am so grateful our paths crossed. Our daughters, Allison and Molly, started at Oak Forest Elementary School together, and they both joined Girl Scouts as Daisies. Our troop was so lucky to inherit Connie. I served as the troop leader, but I would have been lost without Connie. She was our cookie mom, our camping mom and she led us in prayer before we loaded our girls up in the car to go to camp each time. Mostly, she kept us organized and was willing to jump in and help wherever she was needed. She also taught the girls to sew. I'll never forget the trip to Joann's to purchase our sewing supplies (I was as lost as the girls), the troop meeting with a row of sewing machines and our camping trip to Casa Mare where made tie blankets for women and men in a local nursing home. She inspired Molly so much with that activity that Molly sewed pillows for her Christmas presents that year. Heaven has definitely gained an angel!
February 4, 2019
There are no words, just love.
Connie's 19th birthday party; Brooks Hall, Baylor University.
Susan Karrer Parks
February 3, 2019
Lord knew I needed to meet my sweet friend, Connie! She helped me pray to accept Jesus—I know I will be able to hug her again in Heaven. We were roommates for two years at Baylor. It was so much fun to live life with her—we laughed, we cried, we played, and, yes, we studied. What memories the “gang” made! It was so cool to see her and James get married. I can’t thank You enough, Lord, for sharing her with me. I am praying for you all, you know she loved you so much. What a legacy she has left.
Love and hugs,