Constance "Connie" Elaine Golphin was born on September 17th, 1949 in Decatur, Georgia to Mr. Henry Golphin and Mrs. Della Blocker-Golphin. The youngest of 3 children from their union including Henrietta Mosley, and Wyman Golphin. She also had two half-brothers, James Edward Golphin and Henry Willie Golphin.
Constance lost her father at 5 years old. She then moved to New York with her mother. Sadly, Della passed when Connie was 11. She moved back to Georgia shortly after to live with her brother Wyman and his wife. By the age of 17, she had lived with several relatives and through resilience and determination, she graduated from Trinity High School in Atlanta, Georgia in 1969.
Throughout her life, Connie had several careers from Telephone operator, Traffic coordinator for Delta steamship Lines and finally a Railroad Clerk for New York City Transit. She always boasted about being a "Jack of all trades".
Constance was compassionate, funny, a seasoned soul and best of all an "O.G." The O stands for Outrageous! She loved helping others around her find solutions to any problems from family crisis to financial and anything in-between. Known for her Aphorisms and Epigrams whether you asked or needed to hear it at that time it was always refreshing. Her assiduous volunteer work for the PTA at P.S.159 and the people of the community is a testament to her love of helping anyone in need.
On January 16th, 2021 Connie departed this earthly life to join her parents, Henry and Della, her siblings, Henrietta and Wyman, her granddaughter Iyahsia and her nephew Vincent Mosley.
Constance leaves to celebrate her memory in 2 children, Sydell and Harlan; 3 grandchildren, Andrew, Mariah, and Anthony; 2 Great Grandchildren, Jelani and Tiyanei; 2 nieces, Barbara and Cheryl;4 nephews, Calvin, Wayne,Timmy and Russell. She also has over 21 great and great grand nieces and nephews that she loved and they all called her "G.G."
Connie also made lifelong friends that were more like family: The Drew and Roper Family; The Wilder Family; Barbara Pitts and Mignon Bowen.
The family of the late Constance "G.G." Elaine Golphin wishes to express deep and heartfelt appreciation for your loving thoughtfulness and concern, including your presence here today and especially your prayers. We also appreciate those who attended, near and far to encourage us during this time. May God bless each of you, and may his peace be with you always.
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