Connie J. Avila, 71 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family.
Connie was born on February 2, 1945 in Portageville, MO; a daughter to the late George and Lorene (James) Black. Connie was a Quality Control Inspector at Capri Sun/Kraft Foods in Granite City. She attended GC First Assembly Church and was a past member of the Mexican Honorary Commission. Connie will be remembered for her kind heart and all the special times she shared with her family and friends.
She is survived by and will be missed by her husband; Antonio Avila, whom she married on March 15, 1965; her children, Tonja and (Mike) Asperger of Granite City, Antonio M. Avila III of Granite City, Nicole Avila of Granite City; grandchildren, Salvador Woods, Bruce Miller, Brittany Ybarra, Julia Blake, Antonio Avila IV, Tabitha Smith, Haley Dioneda, Jenna Smith, Tamara Kayich, Luke Avila; great-grandchildren, twins, Salvador and Sylvester Blake, Henrix Woods, Ashton Ybarra, Julian Whitehead, Evelyn Woods, Clayton Miller, James "Jay" Avila; sisters, Peggy Garrison, Georgia Avila, Naomie Conrad, Diane Stemple, Rosie Cooley, Tammy Moon, Jeanie Eveland; brothers, Harold Black, Bobby Black.
In addition to her parents, Connie was preceded in death by her brothers; Jimmy Black, Roger Black; her sisters, Susie Wurst, Angie Williams.
In celebration of Connie's life, friends may call on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a service at 7:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorials are suggested to the Phoenix Crisis Center.
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