Cornelia Ann (Connie) Outlaw, age 74 of Henry TN, died Monday March 22, 2021, in Foley AL March 22, 2021.
Connie worked for many years at accounting firm, Perry McCain & Boyd CPA in Paris. She later went to work for Ed Watson at Bonanza in Paris, where she later became the owner and re-named it Outlaw’s Steakhouse. She loved working in the restaurant industry and worked in several towns around Paris including Camden, Cottage Grove, and McKenzie until she had to retire due to health issues. She loved working with her co-workers which became family to her and interacting and making longtime friends with her customers no matter what town she was working in at the time. Connie loved to fish and watch NFL football especially the Tennessee Titans. In 1982, Connie started the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (M.A.D.D.) chapter in Paris, TN, after her daughter, Debbie Jablonski was killed August 9, 1982. During that time, she became very close to members in the community, law enforcement, and people across the nation with M.A.D.D. In November of 2018, she moved to Foley, AL, to be close to her daughter and grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter Leanne Jablonski Stewart of Gulf Shores, AL; and grandchildren, Chelsea Calvert of Foley, AL , and Adam and Austin Stewart of Gulf Shores, AL; her sister Carol (Randy) Paschall; her brother, Johnny Bear; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah Ann (Debbie) Jablonski; her father, John Patrum; her mother, Lola Mae (Carter) Patrum; sister, Peggy Caskey; and brother, Jimmy Patrum.
A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with a Celebration of Life Service beginning at 12:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.
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