Jesse McConnell

Jesse James "Jumbo" McConnell

Saturday, September 24th, 1955 - Friday, July 12th, 2019
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Jesse James McConnell, 63, went to be with the Lord Friday, July 12, 2019. He was born locally to the late James H. and Esther Whitley McConnell. He retired with over 36 years service to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard where he was affectionately known as “Jumbo” because of his large stature. Jesse loved watching NASCAR and collecting the diecast collector cars, he also enjoyed building models and was an avid dog lover.
Left to cherish his memory is his brother, William Matthew McConnell and his wife Rebecca; nieces and nephews, Christopher J. McConnell and his wife Sandra, Maria McConnell, Jessica Tate and her husband James, Michael Conley and his wife Heather; 8 great-nieces and nephews; great uncle, Harry Edmonds; and many extended family and friends.
The family will receive friends Monday, July 15, 2019 from 6-8pm at Graham Funeral Home, 1112 Kempsville Rd. Chesapeake. He will be laid to rest next to his mother in Riverside Memorial Park. Please visit to offer a note of condolence to the family.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 15th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, July 15th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Graham Funeral Home
    1112 Kempsville Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
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  • Interment

    Riverside Memorial Park
    1000 Indian River Road
    NORFOLK, VA 23523
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