Connie Sue Hamby, 66 of Brookings, passed away on March 18, 2019.

She was born Nov. 14, 1952, in Fayetteville, North Carolina to Herman and Iona Phillips. She graduated from Aldine High School in Houston, Texas.

On Feb. 3, 1973, she married Frank Hamby Sr.

Connie always enjoyed baking and worked in several bakeries before becoming the manager of the bakery at Ray’s Food in Brookings, which she managed for 10 years.

Connie enjoyed bowling, bingo and baking cakes for events and for all her grandchildren’s birthdays. What she enjoyed most was spending time with her family, daughter Christina Hamby (Kevin Young) and their children, Taylor and Elizabeth Young, and son. Frank Hamby Jr. (Sabrina) and their children, Corbin and Kyla Hamby.

She was also survived by her husband of 46 years, Frank Hamby Sr.; brother, Larry Phillips of Texas; and sisters, Debbie Blakely of Arkansas and Dolores Condon of Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Iona Phillips and sister Juanita.

A memorial service will be held at Redwood Memorial Chapel, 1020 Fifield St., Brookings, on Sat. March 30 at 11:30 a.m.

— Submitted by the family

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