Anderson-Clayton-Gonzalez Funeral Home

1111 Military Pkwy, Mesquite, TX


Alyssa Claire Conoly

December 31, 1996August 13, 2019

Alyssa Claire Conoly

Born December 31, 1996 in Dallas, Texas and died on August 13, 2019 in Sunnyvale, Texas, passing into the arms of her Savior, at the age of 22.

Alyssa lived in Mesquite, Texas and is survived by her parents, Michael and Sonja Conoly, and her sister Elena. She was surrounded in life by a loving family, her aunts and uncles, Sherrie and Ron Hudson, Kim and Tim Burns, Aubrey McIntosh, Debra Lakin, Ron McCormick, Cecelia Conoly, Stephen and Pam Conoly and cousins Greg, Dorothy, Deborah, Rachel, Doreen, Cullen, Sarah, Laura and Simon and her grandmother Clara Sandback.

She was loved and supported by a church family, educators, care providers and medical professionals who extended their hearts to both her and her family. This community carried Alyssa and her family in their hearts and gave care, both spiritual and concrete. Those who came into contact with Alyssa were touched by the light she carried within her; though she was unable to speak she managed to impart patience, endurance, and strength and gave those gifts to her family and those who surrounded her. Nobody who came into contact with Alyssa was untouched by her gift of grace.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, August 17, 2019


Alyssa Claire Conoly

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Valerie Peterson

August 29, 2019

I am deeply saddened by the loss of such a sweet lady. I am so glad that I got to see her and be apart of her life. Her smile will be missed by many.

James Hopper

August 17, 2019

I did not know Alyssa, however I worked with Sonja and Michael long ago before they were married. I have watched their journey through the years with Alyssa, knowing them as wonderful, faithful and caring people.

My prayers remain with all the family.

Annette Wakefield

August 16, 2019

Alyssa I will always remember your smile from ear to ear when we called Alyssa come on down, twirling you in your chair, playing and coloring you worked your whole body to accomplish our games. You would say no if I ask do you have a boyfriend yet. You said gramma once after we kept saying it over and over. You were and will always be an amazing young lady. I will miss you and your sweet smile the most. Love you big girl.

Kaitlyn Kidd

August 16, 2019

I didn’t get a chance to know Alyssa for very long but she changed my entire way of looking at the world, and love. She loved unconditionally, no strings attached, and that is truly the best way to feel loved. She changed the way I talk to people and the way I interact in the world, and for that I will forever be grateful. I will miss her sweet smiles, silly giggles, and lazy Sunday morning breakfasts with the entire family. I will miss seeing her, and hearing her laugh when I spoke. She was really a special person in my life, and I am very glad I got to meet her and be a small part of her —and the rest of the Conoly family’s— life.

Brooke Hernandez

August 16, 2019

Alyssa... there is so much I will miss about you. I am so glad I got the wonderful privilege of getting to be a part of your life and knowing you. You were the best snuggle buddy ever. I couldn't help but to feel happy and blessed when I was with you. Your smile and laugh brightened my day, every day. I am so honored to have been able to care for you. Now you are free. I will think of you often, especially when I watch my cooking shows that you and I spent hours watching and snuggling. You were my best buddy. Alyssa, I love you darling. Getting to spend time with you was such a wonderful experience that I wouldn't trade for the world. Xoxo

Kenneth Wakefield

August 16, 2019

Alyssa you were 1st. old when you came into my life. I rocked you to sleep at parents night out. Thought mom and dad were going to kill me, they did not know me. It turned out good though, we became good friends. Loved you girl and will miss you.

Casey Allen

August 15, 2019

Alyssa changed my life! She made me a better teacher! She will be forever missed! We shared many school days reading and laughing! We sang and danced together! She loved to square dance in her wheelchair! I shared many stories with Alyssa over the years! I was so excited to see her graduate high school! I love you!