Constance Deloris Page (nee McQueen) was born on February 8, 1937, in Dillon County, South Carolina, Constance was one of ten children born to the late William E. McQueen and Minnie Miles McQueen. She departed this life on November 8, 2022, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA.
Affectionately known as “Connie” or “Aunt Connie,” she was educated in the public schools of Dillon County, graduating from Gordon High School in 1954.
Leaving South Carolina in 1954 as part of the “Great Migration,” she relocated to the North and held various jobs in New York and New Jersey. She was eventually hired by the United States Postal Service and completed her career there after 32 years of service.
It was in 1957 that Constance wed the late Henry Page, Jr. To this union were born two children, Winfred in 1958 and Veda in 1963.
Loving mom, sister, and aunt who extended her life to the caregiving of other relatives both near and far. Her activities included membership at Elmwood Presbyterian Church in East Orange, NJ. There she participated in the Presbyterian Women’s Auxiliary and other activities offered by the church.
Connie was fond of saying “don’t take any wooden nickels.” And we all knew that meant: don’t be gullible, foolish, or stupid!
She always maintained a “quiet demeanor and erudite and southern genteel charm.” Polite, to no end, but Connie had her limits that you did not cross. Although faithful, caring, loving, and giving she came to a point where time and life decided she had given enough. On the morning of November 8, 2022, God requested her presence in a “City called Heaven.” She accepted the invitation to join and reunite with her family and friends who predeceased her. While we mourn and grieve her passing, we celebrate her accomplishments in this life.
She bequeathed a legacy of love & pride that lives on in her daughter Veda, and a great host of nieces, nephews, family and friends, and an innumerable number of cherished relationships.
Connie was predeceased by her son Winfred, her husband Henry Jr. and long-time special friend Leon Snead. In addition, she was predeceased by all her siblings, Mary, Wilbert, Lacy, Gerald, Ernest, Louise, Gusella, Eva, and Ruth.
“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand forever!”
EXPRESSIONS OF GRATITUDE
I would like to thank all persons near and far, from Alabama to Georgia to South Carolina to North Carolina to New Jersey and beyond for their demonstrations of love, acts of kindness, contributions, and support.
A word of special thanks is given to my uncle, Thornell Page; my cousins Beverly Greene, Bianca Newsome, Jerome “Darryl” McQueen, Kadra McQueen Wright, Kendra McQueen Fling, and Stephanie Arnette Newson; the members of the Salem Baptist Church; Robin Munn, proprietor of Flowers and Favors; and the Rev. Shawn Hall for their gracious assistance in my time of need.