Grovetown, GA – Born February 28, 1955, Connie Ann Berry Kirkendohl K in Greenwood, SC to Jeanette Fogle Berry and William Presley Berry, their first child and later one brother Robert Wayne Berry.
As the daughter of an Army man Connie K’s life was unstable, moving about Fort Mead, Maryland, Fort Jackson and Swansea, SC. The family planted roots in Augusta, GA in June of 1964.
In Augusta, Connie loved working at Brown’s BBQ. She always loved Jesus and His teachings, as a child she enjoyed Sunday school and as an adult enjoyed teaching the little ones. Connie also liked singing especially in the church choir. From 1967 until 1972 she participated in the Christian organization Rainbow Girls Alice Warren Assembly #385 and became a Worthy Advisor in 1971. Rainbow Girls taught Connie lessons of love, religion, nature, immortality, fidelity, patriotism, and service. Patriotism was always dear to her heart.
Connie K was a member of the Emmaus Walk, served on the alter guild, captain of the Master’s Table for 9 years with Aldersgate UMC, a blood donor for nearly 40 years with Shepherd Blood Center, a bell ringer for the Salvation Army and a volunteer for the Look Good Feel Better Program for the American Cancer Society. She enjoyed classes at the Wilson Y especially water aerobics and aqua Zumba as well as Silver Sneakers and liked bicycle riding with her family and trips to Tybee Island. Connie loved playing beauty shop for over 40 years and was so thankful to all who helped her do what she loved. But most of all Connie’s biggest achievement was being a mother to Todd and Rachael.
Connie would like to thank Smith’s Chevron for over 30 years of keeping her confident on the road, Jacob Harper, the nurse anesthetist that lead her down that long hall way to get her port installed with kindness and humor, Derek LaFont, PA-C that had a way of explaining things that confused her, Kristy Picklesimer, the most caring nurse and Cornelius at the checkout desk that always had a big smile and cheery spirit, all three of Augusta Oncology. Lastly, but not least, Andrea Byrd-Doak, PA-C, her healthcare provider and dear friend, whom always listened and treated her with love, respect and compassion, especially during this difficult journey called cancer. Special note of Barney’s Pharmacy for providing excellent care and loving support.
Connie is survived by her son Todd J. Kirkendohl (Denise), daughter Rachael Annah Lee Kirkendohl, grandson Jason L. Kirkendohl, nephew Jackson W. Kirkendohl, Jr. (Amanda), niece Jessica Anderson (Paul) and a host of family and friends. Her children would like to thank everyone that stormed heaven with prayers for their mother’s healing, those who continued to support her love of playing beauty shop during this illness as well as lift her spirit with notes of encouragement and other generous acts of kindness.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church with Rev. Brett DeHart officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, Connie requests memorial contributions be made to Catholic Social Services at 811 12th St, Augusta, GA 30901 or Aldersgate United Methodist Church Choir at 3185 Wheeler Rd, Augusta, GA 30909. She also asks for you to purge your closets and donate to the local Catholic thrift store or donate a pint of blood to Shepherd Blood Center.
Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at