Cornelia “Connie” Ann Butler Priess, 55, of Columbus, MS passed away Monday, December 4, 2017, at her residence. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM at Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, MS. A funeral service will follow on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 5:00 PM in the Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Gardner officiating. Connie was born December 11, 1961, in Port Arthur, TX to William Earl Butler and the late Billie Faye Adams Fisher. She was a Phlebotomist at OCH Regional Hospital for 15 years. Connie loved Christmas and decorating the house and yard. She was a very loving person and found the good in everyone. Connie loved her children and her husband very much. Her favorite place was to be on the beach in Panama City, FL. Connie was an animal lover and had two cats herself. She loved to go shopping. Connie enjoyed riding the Harley Davidson motorcycle with her husband and went on several long trips. Connie is survived by her loving husband- George “Justin” Priess of Columbus, MS; sons- Vincent (Jennifer) Harr of Fayette, AL, Joshua (Sarah) Priess of Biloxi, MS, and Wesley (Chelsey) Priess of Columbus, MS; grandchildren- Tybalt Harr, Logan Harr, Lily Harr, Gabriel Harr, Bailey Harr-Wallin, Tyler Priess, Haylee Kolath, Summer Hill, Nicholas Hill, James Dante Priess, Baby Priess due in May 2018, and Jon Paul Corley; father- William E. Butler; sisters- Teresa (Buddy) Wyers of Columbus, MS, and Christine (Will) Butler Reeves of Sturgis, MS; brother- Shane Butler; and a host of nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be OCH Laboratory and Tupelo Hospice. Memorials may be made to Palmer Home Christmas for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on December 7, 2017
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