James "JT" Connell Jr.

October 26, 1923March 17, 2014
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James “JT” Connell, Jr., 90, passed away on March 17, 2014 in Tallahassee, FL. He was born in Waukeenah, FL on October 26, 1923 to Bessie and James Connell, Sr.

JT moved to Tallahassee in 1951 where he plied his skills as a master builder. He worked for many of the old-time contractors around Tallahassee before going out on his own. JT was known as a true craftsman and built many homes throughout Leon County. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, furniture making and growing fruit trees in his garden.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lester Connell, and sister, Betty Martin. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Frances: brothers:Kenneth Connell (Mary) of Waukeenah, FL, Bobby Connell (Pat) of Tallahassee, FL; sister, Annie Lou White, and several nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held at Culley’s MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel on Wednesday, March 19th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. A celebration of his life will be held Graveside at Roselawn Cemetery on Thursday, March 20th at 11:00am.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 19, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, March 20, 2014

James "JT" Connell Jr.

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Gladys Peacock

March 20, 2014

I have many pleasant memories of our visit at the family reunions. Rest in peace.

Dale Franklin

March 19, 2014

We all love you so much Uncle J.T. and we will miss you so much.

Karen Shivers

March 19, 2014

Uncle JT you will be missed so much by so many, we love you and you will be in our hearts always.

March 19, 2014

Uncle J.T.
You were such a sweet and special person and we will miss you so much, but you will always be remembered in our hearts and prayers.

Aunt Frances,
I know you will miss your soul mate, partner and best friend deeply, but please take comfort in knowing you have a wonderful guardian angel watching over you. We love you very much.
Staci, Alvin, Bobbie, Autumn & Skylar

Tammy Ewing

March 19, 2014

Uncle JT you have really touched my life in the short time that I have known you. God Bless You.

Kenny Connell Jr.

March 19, 2014

I love you uncle JT.