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Connie Sue Savage, 48

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Connie Sue Savage, 48, of Jacksonville lost her courageous battle with melanoma and went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 28, 2016 with her family by her side. She was born on November 12, 1967 to the late George and Betty Weller in Texarkana, Texas. Connie was preceded in death by her special aunt, Sybil Hampton; brother, Ben Weller and step-son, Brian Savage.

She leaves behind her loving husband, Stephen Paul Savage; two sisters, Debbie (Richard) Hopkins and Georgia Lofquist; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Peggy Savage; step-children, Christopher Savage (Kelly) and Ashley Smith (Hayden); three grandchildren, Gavin Savage, Jaxson Savage and John Thomas Savage; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mark and Valerie Perry; nephews, Eric (Leah) Hopkins, Jeremy Hopkins, Adam Hopkins, Steven Lofquist, Logan (Janey) Perry, Blake Perry; nieces, Mireille Lofquist and Emilee Perry; great-niece, Abby Hopkins; her beloved shelties, Harley and Sophie and a host of other family and friends.

Connie graduated from El Dorado High School and was a graduate of Southern Arkansas University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.  Connie was a Certified Public Accountant and devoted 20 years to the State of Arkansas in the Department of Finance and Administration CAFR Section and Arkansas Legislative Audit.  Connie was instrumental in developing and organizing the State’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Section after the Governmental Accounting Standards Board issued a pronouncement requiring governmental entities to dramatically change how governments presented their financial statements.  The CAFR Section is in charge of preparing the financial statements for the State of Arkansas.  The CAFR Section is also in charge of preparing the State’s Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA) which requires states to report the expenditures for each grant the state received.  The SEFA is sent to the federal government each year.  Also Connie was the manager of providing training and continuing professional education classes to state agencies.  While at Arkansas Legislative Audit, Connie audited cities, counties, colleges, universities, and school districts throughout the State of Arkansas.

Connie loved traveling with her husband, Steve. They enjoyed camping in the Arkansas State Parks, spending time at the lake, the beach, and fishing. She attended LakePointe Church in Hot Springs.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 31st from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at A Natural State Funeral Service Chapel 2620 West Main Street Jacksonville, Arkansas. Funeral Service will be on Monday, February 1st at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville with interment to follow at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello at 3:00 p.m.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076.



  • Angie Waller Drummond Posted January 29, 2016 4:56 PM

    Connie was such a joy and beautiful person. Her laughter was always such a wonderful sound in our years working together. Heaven has gained a precious angel. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Judy Reid Posted January 29, 2016 5:44 PM

    Connie was a wonderful inspiration to everyone. She was well liked amongst her co-workers. We all have missed her sunny personality and her accounting expertise at work. God has received one of his angels.

  • Austin Honeycutt Posted January 29, 2016 11:59 PM

    Connie was my aunt for almost 17 years while she and my uncle were together. She and I had a lot of fun during that time. We went camping many times, out to eat and especially liked going to Bonnie and Clyde trade days in Arcadia. She was a good person and always treated me as if I were her own child. May the peace of our Lord be with her husband and family during this difficult time. Take comfort in the fact that she was a Christian and is free of pain and disease in heaven. God bless,

    • Debbie Hopkins Posted January 30, 2016 11:04 AM

      Thank you Austin. You were always very special to her.

  • Lisa Carson Gibson Posted January 30, 2016 1:26 PM

    Steve & family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences.

  • Wynnelle Morgan Posted January 30, 2016 2:54 PM

    Connie had such an infections laugh she could see the humor in everything. She was my co-op student when she was in high school. I knew then she would succeed in whatever she set out to accomplish. I am sadden by her passing. God Bless your family.

  • Lori Emerick Posted January 30, 2016 10:01 PM

    Steve, I am so sorry. Connie was such a beautiful person. I admired her strength, courage, and love for others. I’m so thankful God brought her into my life. I will look forward to the day I can see her in heaven. Ernie and I love you and we will be praying for you and your family.

  • Launa Faulkner Posted February 1, 2016 1:35 PM

    I considered Connie a friend, though I did not get to spend time with her after she left Legislative Audit. I worked with her on several audits and she was always very sweet to me. I miss her a lot, and I ‘m so sorry for Steve and the family today. Praying for God’s comfort and strength to carry them through this difficult loss.

  • Amy Lawrence Posted February 1, 2016 4:14 PM

    I’m so sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. I have done her hair on and off for 12-15 years in Texarkana. I always enjoyed catching up with her when she came in. I have thought about her often. She will be missed.

  • Isiah and Florcia Thomas Posted February 1, 2016 4:29 PM

    The pain, the grief, and the feelings of helplessness can seem unbearable when our love ones succumb to death. At that time, we can go to God’s Word for comfort. The promise at Isaiah 41:10, 13 says, ” Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not gaze about, for I am your God. I will fortify you. I will really help you. I will really keep fast hold of you with my right hand of righteousness. I, Jehovah your God, am grasping your right hand, the One saying to you, ‘Do not be afraid. I myself will help you.”

    We wish that you have peace, endurance and comfort.(Romans 15:13)

  • Rhonda Scott Johnson Posted February 1, 2016 10:35 PM

    I knew Connie in high school….we were classmates. I remember her sunny disposition and positive attitude. I am praying for her family for comfort during this time. What a beautiful tribute and what a legacy she left behind.

  • Rhonda Scott Johnson Posted February 1, 2016 10:35 PM

    I knew Connie in high school….we were classmates. I remember her sunny disposition and positive attitude. I am praying for her family for comfort during this time. What a beautiful tribute and what a legacy she left behind.

  • Susan Holsomback Posted February 3, 2016 5:28 PM

    Connie audited our college at various times, and was an absolute pleasure to work with. I learned a great deal from her. We talked many times about her cancer, family, etc. She was such a blessing to be around. All of her family are in my prayers, and will continue to be in the days ahead.

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