Christian Hunter McConnell, 24, of Franklin, went home to be with Jesus after putting up a courageous battle with his illness.
Born in Macon County, he was the son Chadwick Lamar McConnell and Ruthy Dorthia Hedden Fry. Christian was preceded in death by an infant sister, Elizabeth Grace McConnell; and his two grandfathers, Don McConnell, and James Hedden. Christian loved to go fishing, going camping with his grandpa, playing video games and Magic the Gathering. He will always be remembered for the way he would make others laugh. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
Christian is survived by his mother, Dorthia Fry (Doyle Allison “Padre” Adams) of Franklin; his father, Chadwick McConnell and wife Kelly McConnell of Franklin; grandmothers, Wilma Hedden and Kathy McConnell, both of Franklin; two sisters, Cheyenne McConnell, and Hannah McConnell, both of Franklin; and a brother, Nathan Walker of Martin, GA. He also has one nephew, Braylen Alexander Hampton of Franklin; two aunts, Jackie Deal and Christy McConnell both of Franklin; and an uncle, Joseph Hedden and wife Melody Hedden of Crookston, MN; along with numerous other cousins and close friends surviving.
A funeral service will be at Grace Baptist Church on Saturday, January 29, at 3pm. Rev. Frank Rodriguez will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Zachary Hedden, Nathan Walker, Josh Talley, Jonathan Deats, Al Adams, Isaac Salmonson, Christopher Deats, and Kenzie Bouakhamphong.
The family will receive friends from 2pm to 3pm, one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Trout Unlimited, to help maintain healthy trout waters.
Online condolences can be left at www.maconfuneralhome.com.
Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.