Constant Louise Baucom

August 27, 1951 - July 8, 2013

08/27/1951 - 07/08/2013

NORFOLK- Constant Louise “Connie” Baucom passed peacefully from this world on July 8. Born on August 27, 1951 to Ruby and the late Bruce Greene of Erwin, Tennessee, she was the oldest of seven children. A caretaking spirit, often the hallmark of the oldest child in a family, defined Connie’s life.

A licensed practical nurse by trade, she was well-respected for her professionalism and much appreciated for her compassion and dedication. She was most recently employed at Sentara PACE and earlier at Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital. Connie was quick to care and had a great skill at making her patients comfortable.

However, while her professional accomplishments are many, she took the most pride in her wonderful family. She is survived by her daughter Susie Baisey, son-in-law Ken Baisey, dear grandson Tyler, and a host of relatives and friends. Connie was a guiding force in Tyler’s life and he misses Nana profoundly.

Connie was enchanted by the simple things in life such as; collecting shells on her walks on the beaches of the Outer Banks, checking out yard sales and gardening. A perfect day for Connie may well have begun with a fresh pot of coffee, a field of sunflowers and a beautiful sunrise on the beach. She was well known for her delicious cakes that she delighted in baking for so many. Her kindness and warmth will be sorely missed by all that knew her. We take peace in knowing that she now walks with her Savior.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, July 13 at Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Norfolk Botanical Gardens or American Heart Association in her memory. Online condolences may be offered at www.Altmeyer.com

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Rosanne Newman
7 years ago

As the Churchland physician, I only covered at Va Beach PACE a few times but Connie made an effort to make my time there easier. I was there on Friday, July 5th and she took the time to walk me out and thank me for coming to see their patients. She clearly had a generous spirit and will be missed by her PACE families both Va Beach and Churchland. Her unexpected passing reminds us to live fully and share her positive nature.

Cheryl Miller
7 years ago

Connie was a bright and shining light of the Lord, a perfect example of His Love. I will miss her deeply, but I know she is tending to the gardens in Heaven my mom!! Susie, I pray God’s Peace and Comfort be with you and your family.

Love, Cheryl

Belle Humphrey
7 years ago

Connie was a very special woman. For me, she will always be remembered as a woman who loved her family and loved God and lived to serve others. She was very talented with crafting and had the ability to make very complex projects look very easy. She had a wonderful sense of humor. There are not many nights where I am prepping for dinner cutting vegeatables up, that the memory will spring to mind where she said, I cut food too slowly and I was relieved of my knife and she took over and began to prep the meal with ease and style of any chef you would see on Food Network. I will always remember her with a smile. I certainly know how much she meant to her family and my prayers are with them during this difficult time.

Liliya Balabanova
7 years ago

Connie was loved by everybody. She was not only my Nurse but my very good friend as well. Ashe walked into the clinic every single morning she brought sunshine even on a rainy day. Her face always lighted like the Sunflower seed plants that she loved so much. The only time her face would brighten even more when she spoke about her beautiful daughter Susie and grandson Taylor whom she adored. Her absence created a vacuum and she is going to be missed tremendously by all of us. I will personally miss her every day and I will keep her memory forever in my heart. May God bless her soul.

Liliya Balabanova, MD

Kiara Cox
7 years ago

Connie was such a great and loving person. I will miss seeing her in the clinic everyday at Pace. Great coworker, who always had a smile on her face. Prayers to the family.

Michael Robinson
7 years ago

Connie will always have a special place in my heart. We were life long friends who were often apart but never forgotten.

Heather Matson
7 years ago

Connie will be greatly missed by all whose life she touched. She was a truly unique, wonderful person who I was blessed to have the opportunity to get to know over the past few years. She was a co-worker and a friend who always had a smile and a kind word for anyone she encountered. She had a profound love for her Family and Friends; and would light up whenever she talked about her Susie, Ken and especially her Tyler. Whenever we were together whether it was at work or out to lunch at Her favorite Mexican Restaurant or the New Chinese Buffet we always managed to find the time to laugh at the hustle and bustle of life, relieve some of our daily stress and rejoice in the blessings we had been given. I will miss her warm smile, the kindness of her spirit, the way she would always stop and give me a hug and say “Love You” with that Tennessee twang. There is a saying that “Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind”. Thank you, Connie for the many beautiful memories you have left behind to be cherished.

Priscilla Tan
7 years ago

Connie will be remembered for her unconditional love, giving ways, strong will and strength for herself and others. I will miss her natural charisma combined with her open heart with everyone who crossed her path. My condolence to Susie, her daughter, and Tyler, her grandson, whom she loved & cherished dearly.

Karen Wilhelm
7 years ago

Connie, thank you so much for touching my life. You were my only supportive friend during the time I met Rob. I loved our trip to OBX. I know it was one of your favorite places. Save a spot for me up there. Love you you girl!

Adrian Earl
7 years ago

Connie’s home going service was everything she would have wanted. All of the people she loved and that loved her gathered together to celebrate her life. Reading all of the stories and tributes of love on this page there is little left to be said but this. Connie had a way of making everyone feel loved and like they were the most important person in her life. Each and every one of us held a special place in her heart and she never let a day go by without letting it be known in word or deed. She was one of a kind and will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to cross paths with Connie Sue. John 15:12-13 is how she lived her life. I pray that in remembrance of Connie we all try to be a little kinder, have a little more patience and tell someone you love them.

Susie for you:

Blessed be name of God from age to age, for wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons, deposes kings and sets up kings: he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. –Daniel 2:20-21

Karen Paradee
7 years ago

Dear Family of Connie,

Words cannont express my shock and sadness at the news of her passing. I first worked with Connie at Sentara Norfolk. She could always be counted on for her loving care of patients and staff. Beyond that, she was a careful and talented nurse and a beautiful friend. She followed me to my current practice, and I saw her for minor illnesses which were few. Her passing is truly untimely, teaching us all to try to live as she did, fully and gracefully, offending no one, and leaving love in our wake. I will miss her terribly and remember her always. I will be out of town and will miss her service, but will have you all in my thoughts and prayers as I go. Please do not hesitate to call on me if I may help you all in any way.

We all have a fiesty and wonderful angel on our side looking down; small comfort in our loss.

Love,

Karen Paradee.

Kathleen Guzman
7 years ago

I am the granddaughter of one of Connie’s patients at PACE, Teresa Cruz. I loved hearing her voice each time we talked on the phone or when I stopped by. She was always so happy and would say “Hey Baby Girl!” in her wonderful southern accent. It was a blessing to know she was taking care of my grandmother. I’m so happy that she was a part of our lives! Much love and blessings!

Carolyn Mann
7 years ago

I am truly saddened by Connie’s death. Connie was more than just a friend; she was an amazing person. She was always so kind and considerate to us. My mother was a participant at PACE and I knew my mother would always receive the best of care from Connie. She was a blessing from God. May God bless and keep you in this time of sadness.

Geraldine Ricaforte
7 years ago

I call her “senior” and she call me “junior” and we will both laugh.We worked side by side in the clinic and I know I can always rely on her. I saw her laugh and I saw her cry, I even saw how she is when she throws a tantrum. She’s a very humble person , she will say sorry even if its not her fault. Ms. Connie, I will surely miss you but I know you are in a better place now. To Susie, Ken and Tyler you are the apple of Ms. Connies eyes, be strong, may the Almighty God be with you in this time of sorrow.

Kim Charlote'-Jeannette
7 years ago

I called her Connie Sue or Momma! She was just like a mother hen to me as we worked side by side at PACE. A fellow nurse and friend to me. She was quick to help me in any way she could professionally and personally. I knew she loved me and she not only told me every chance she got, she showed me every chance she got. She baked cakes, gave me flowers and plants to put on my porch and always made available hugs if ever I was sad! I’m going to miss my little ray of sunshine. That smile and chipper voice I will forever see and hear!

Patricia Cunningham-Allen
7 years ago

I did not have the pleasure of knowing Connie for as long as many of her co-workers; however, in my short time she was “always” a pleasure and a source of consistent good cheer! She has left her “mark” on PACE and will be missed professionally as well as personally by all. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers.

Mickey Fuller
7 years ago

I had the pleasure of first meeting Connie Belle my nickname for her while she worked at the nursing home. Her spirit was bright as a sunflower our favorite flower. We then had the blessed opportunity to work together again @ PACE- VB. She was so helpful and made her patients her priority. In addition to being a stellar nurse, she was the most awesome peanut butter fudge maker EVER!!!! I can also remember when I was looking for a new vehicle. I asked Connie about her CRV. She smiled and said “wait a minute, I will be right back.” She returned with her car keys and said “take if for a spin.”

Family, may you be comforted during this time and know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Peace and Blessings

Mickey

Porsha Pierce
7 years ago

I have had the plesure of knowing and working with Ms. Connie for a while. She had a kind and beautiful spirit about her. She will truly be missed.

Michelle Thomas
7 years ago

I have known Ms. Connie for years. She was a kind and giving person. I will truly miss my sentara friend. I know she is in heaven watching over us. Good bye…till we meet again.

Carrie
7 years ago

I only knew Connie for a brief 3 months at Sentara PACE and I truly feel blessed to have had her in my life. She was a sweetheart and had an amazing attitude towards life. I will miss her Tennessee accent and comforting words; She will always have a place in our hearts.

Traci Paskins-Brower
7 years ago

I send my condolence to all Connie’s family members & friends and pray God’s healing anointing restore, deliver & give peace where pain may resonate right now in the deepest places of your heart. It is said that when a child of God goes home the heavens rejoice and those who have served well receive their crown of glory… Connie’s had the spirit LOVE which can never die. It is a spirit that lives on even after the body ceases to exist. It is a spirit that discerns when one needs a word of comfort, encouragement and guidance that still speaks. I admired her multifaceted gift that envisioned, created, built and broke down barriers so others can see and share the beauty & good that still surrounds us. She was a noble servant of God, who sacrificed and walked in humility before both God and man. Her spirit of resilience even when hurt, disappointed, and insulted or in pain remained true by honoring God & dispensing love those around her… May those & other special memories you have provide you the comfort & peace as we all celebrate her eternal home going today.

Andrea Earl
7 years ago

I will forever miss you Miss Connie. I remember the first time I met you at the center. The first thing you said to me was ” Hey baby girl!” , and you gave me a big hug.

I’ll always remember the smile you’ve put on my mother’s face , she was never upset around you , you’ve always gave her joy.

I was truly blessed to know you Miss Connie , and I will forever remember you , I’ll see you soon! Lot’s of love to the family too! <3

Loretta Starks
7 years ago

It was a pleasure working with Ms. Connie at Pace.She was a very sweet and loving person.Ms.Connie was very dedicated to her job and patients at Pace.I really enjoyed listening to her stories about her family and her trips.I will truly miss her ,her smile and miss hearing her say “HEY BABY GIRL”. Ms.Connie was an excellent cook, she was very thoughtful she would bake for her co-workers as an appreciation gift.My deepest condolence to the family.May GOD Bless and keep you during this difficult and trying time.Your family will forever be in my prayers.I Know Ms. Connie is resting in GOD’S Care and Loving Arms. WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY

Dr Sam and Bonnie Wint
7 years ago

Miss Connie you will be missed SO MUCH!!!! You made the clinic at VB special..Rest well..I would send you off with a loaf of your banana nut bread but I ate them all!!

AMPY PILAPIL
7 years ago

Missing you at work everyday

and missing the word you always tell me hi babywalk for me like modeling.always talk to her about my family so far away and she will hug me for comfort. I WILL MISS YOU …CONNIE SUE

May the lord grant you PEACE.

HEARTFELT CONDOLENCE AND PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY

Brenda Major
7 years ago

Ms. Connie, It was a pleasure working with you side by side in the clinic. I’ve learned so much from you. You are such a loving, passionate, caring, and giving person. Always smiling. I’m missing our coffee in the morning and afternoon. I don’t know what to do, I’m lost with out you in the clinic. May the Lord Bless your family. Be praying for Tyler, Susie, and Kent. I LOVE YOU..; Miss Connie, you will be in my heart forever.

Ruth Kent
7 years ago

My sincere condolences to Susie, Ken & Tyler. I feel blessed to have known Connie. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Christie O'Hanlon
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with Connie’s family at this very difficult time. Not only was Connie a great nurse, teammate and colleague, she was also a dear friend and confidant. No one could ever doubt nor deny the love she had for her family.

How many people can say that they could show up at work and be addressed with ‘Hi Babydoll’? Not many. I will miss her smiling face, sweet Tennessee accent and genuine laughter. God bless you Connie.

Camilla Grant
7 years ago

Praying that God will comfort your heart, uplift your spirit and carry you through this time of sadness to a place of peace. With Deepest Sympathy.

Romonta Thomas
7 years ago

Sending Huggs and Kisses to the family because that is what Connie always did when she saw me and that is what she would want me to do for you. I will miss my friend. I have a message from her on my voicemail and I’ve listened to it daily since she left us just to hear her voice. God is pleased with her service. He has said “Job well done.”

Connie McFarland
7 years ago

Susie, what a beautiful tribute on Saturday to your mother. You are just like her not only in looks but in your sweet caring personality. I now feel I know your mother so much better after hearing such kind and loving expressions from her family and friends. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kendall Earl
7 years ago

The first time I met Miss Connie. My mom took me to her job and introduced me to her. She was so nice and friendly. Whenever I would come back I would stop to say hello to her. She was so thoughtful. When we would stop by sometimes she would give my sister and I candy. It’s sad that she’s gone but she’s in a better place now. My prayers for the family.

Jean Haun Lewis
7 years ago

This is to send condolences to Susie,Tyler and Ken Baisey. I know you probably won’t remember me, I am Connie’s cousin in Tennessee. My parents were Alvin and Deloris Haun Ruby’s brother I haven’t seen you since you left TN. We were always together when we were young. Our birthday was only months apart so we wre at each others house growing up.Connie babysat my children when we lived in Erwin and they sure did love her! We were so close back then and I will miss her but I know I will see her again . God needed her home with him and I hope you will take comfort in that. God bless all of you and I know you will always carry her with you where you may go.

Susan Banks
7 years ago

To Connie. I have known you since I moved to Virginia. Our friendship has been one of the best things to come out my move here. I have always felt your love and strength and will miss our daily sessions where you laugh at my non-filtered mouth and remid me that there is much to love about life. To Connie’s family My heart breaks with you, and I pray for you daily. Remember her smile it still brightens my days.

Tism Blackwell
7 years ago

To Connie’s family – I was so sorry to hear the sad news. Connie was a wonderful person, always smiling, friendly and helpful. I know her grandson was the light of her life and that all of you will miss her terribly. I have a beautiful Christmas arrangement made by her and I will cherish it for many years to come. Thinking of you all –

Lauren
7 years ago

To Connie’s family and friends, I can only imagine how many wonderful memories you have of Connie. Since only knowing her for a few months at PACE, I already will never forget the memory of her smile, her sweet voice, her always helpful spirit, and love for every single person around her. How lucky we all are to have known Connie for even a brief time. Connie, we will be sure Kristin has that wonderful baby shower you were going to be a part of planning, and you will always be remembered for every smile you shared with everyone at PACE. My love to you and your family and friends. I will be there in spirit tomorrow even though I can’t be physically present — and I know you will be too, blessing all who gather to remember you.

Laurie Miller
7 years ago

To the family, I was so saddened to hear of your recent loss and would like to express my sincere condolences to your family. May peace find you in this difficult time and your memories give you comfort. I know how close and how much Connie meant to you Susie and especially Tyler and she will always be there for you in your hearts. I am thinking of you and sending you my thoughts and prayers.

priscilla saylor
7 years ago

true friend, kind heart,loving person who will be missed

Kristin Brown
7 years ago

We miss you so much already, Connie. You were the light of Sentara PACE’s world. Not a day will go by that we won’t miss you and fondly remember your smile and “hey, babygirl” greetings. You will always be a part of the PACE family. My deepest condolences to your family and other loved ones. Life won’t be the same without you.

nina &jerry bailey
7 years ago

will miss you my friend you now live with the lord.

Davida Bilal and family
7 years ago

Words cant express how i feel. I volunteered at PACE and she has the most memorable personality there. Her voice brings smiles out in a room. Her accent was so southern i wud say,” hello ms. Connie”,an she would reply ,”Hey Honey”! tears: I would always look for her in the clinic because I knew that when nobody else acknowledged my presence she always would. I have to shed tears because she is a strong,loving, and hard working woman and Ill forever respect her and the legacy she leaves behind. She was a great listener an a compassionate face i will miss.May GOD bless the family in all that you do. From my family to yours love always!

lushella george
7 years ago

You will truly be missed. You worked very hard and was dedicated to your job. You always had a smile and talked about your grandson and you going on a trip. I will always remember you always greeting me “Hey babygirl” lol May you rest in peace.