Connie Katrina Fisher

June 29, 1951January 5, 2021

Connie Katrina Fisher passed away January 5th at Sugar Land Methodist hospital of complications from her battle with MDS. Though she previously defeated breast cancer (1993) her hard fought 7 month battle with this bone marrow disease just could not be won. Like so many others she was "2020'd". She was preceded in death by both parents.

Connie was born June 29th, 1951 to Arlis and Irene (Grider) Turner. She was born and raised in Tompkinsville Kentucky, graduating from HS in 1969. With her father dying on Christmas Day when she was 4 years old, she was extremely close to her mother, Irene. They travelled together often and especially enjoyed trips to visit her brother Ronnie and his family. Connie graduated from WKU in 1973 and began her career as an art teacher in Bardstown, Kentucky.

Connie moved to Houston in1982 and began teaching junior high art within the LCISD system. All total she taught for 37 years and loved her junior high students!

She met her husband Rick in 1995 in the Alief neighborhood bar scene. Ever the avid gambler she loved telling the story of how she got his phone number by selling him a super bowl square. (He even won a quarter!) They were married in Jamaica in 1998. Connie also loved to travel and she and Rick took several cruises over the years (especially after retiring). Her favorite thing while travelling was of course meeting the people and making new friends! She never met anyone that she couldn't have a good time with!

Connie is survived by her husband of 22 years Rick, her son Shannon Lunsford, her brother Ronald and his wife Linda Turner, Rick's daughter Heidi and husband David Dossey and her grandchildren Lily Beth and Everett Dossey, plus numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Though there will be no service (many of you probably know what she thought of them) you can visit Connie's online tribute at The Settegast-Kopf Co. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ( or the charity of your choice, Or if you know a family going hungry due to Covid, send them some money or food in her name.


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Ashley Vitek Ben-David

January 10, 2021

I’ll never forget your beautiful smile and unforgettable laugh!

Joanna Jones

January 9, 2021

I posted on FB but had to share another memory after reading about her life. I loved how she loved jr high kids. She sent out a cartoon once, which I still have, of the devil trying to get people to go with him and his friend. It shows a woman walking by and the devil says leave her alone she works with jr high kids. I thought that was so funny!!! Also once she retired I missed her and her sports pools. That is fun how you met. Still lots of prayers for you and family.

Phyllis Weber

January 7, 2021

Connie was a wonderful person!! She had a zest for life, a rare trait that many of us aren't fortunate enough to have. When you were lucky enough to spend time with her you just had to smile!! She was always ready to have fun. I so wish I could have shared more time with her. She was a homemaker, a fantastic cook and a heart as big as Texas. Rick, I ache for your loss but you do have a trunk full of memories. We love you SO MUCH!!

Connie Young

January 7, 2021

Prayers for the family! So sorry for your loss!

Harvey & Connie Young

Marsha Conkin Miles

January 6, 2021

Prayers for the family🙏

Michael Semmler

January 6, 2021

Connie taught Art at Briscoe Junior High while I was the Principal there. Connie always had a positive outlook. Especially when dealing with At-Risk kids. I never had a kid ever want out of her class because Connie respected them. The kids knew she was fair and she loved them. She was such a great art teacher. She will be sooooo missed!

Amanda Page

January 6, 2021

Kevin and I met Connie and Rick on an Alaskan Cruise several years ago!!! Such a fun couple and we enjoyed them both but Connie and I hit it off right away! So many times on the cruise together! So sad to hear of her passing but so happy she left so many fun memories with me!!! Rest In Peace Connie!

Amanda Page

Janice (Dyer) Kesslar

January 6, 2021

Was very good friends in high school stayed at her house a lot had lots of good memories hate to hear of her passing ,prayers for all