Age 54, of Cohutta, Georgia passed away on September 12, 2017 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN.
Connie was preceded in death by her parents, George Becker and Fannie Meadows, and her brother, "Tommy" Earl Lee Young. Connie is survived by her husband of 32 years, "Tony" Peter Anthony Plavich Jr. Her sister, Barbara Boucher, and her brother, William Young along with many nieces and nephews.
Connie was employed by the Aim Center, Chattanooga, TN, where she officially held the position of Admissions Coordinator while voluntarily serving the Center with her full heart and artistic abilities. Connie used her creative gifts to plan and decorate for multiple yearly events, recently winning 1st place for her float design in the 2017 St. Patrick's Day parade. Connie had already begun the costume design for next year's float with a Wizard of Oz theme.
Connie had a love for nature and spent endless hours creating the pond, stone walkway, and gardens surrounding the wooded area around the home she shared with Tony. Frequently at her side was her adored cat of 19 years, Princess. In 2000 following a tragic accident that took the lives of 5 students at Northwest Elementary School, Connie designed and installed a park on the campus in their remembrance.
Connie assisted many friends and family members with their weddings through her floral designs and decorations even to include food as visual art. Connie decorated for every holiday and hosted an annual fall party. Her family enjoyed gifts at Christmas creatively wrapped and decorated to reflect the gift inside the package. Two years in a row Connie entered a painting in the Northwest Counties GA fair taking first place both years.
Although tiny in stature, Connie left a huge imprint on the lives of many and will be sadly missed.
A Celebration of Connie's life will be held at 2:00 pm, on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at West Harpeth Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1:00 until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to; AIM Center, 472 West M.L. King Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37402. 423-624-4800.