Mr. Nicholas Blake “Nick” Conner of South Boston passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, in Henderson, North Carolina.

He was born in Halifax County on Oct. 27, 1995 and was 24 years old.

He was the son of Michael Blake Conner and Jellpa J. Conner, both who survive. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and was a graduate of Longwood University where he was a member of Gamma Psi Fraternity.

Survivors include his parents, Michael and Jellpa Conner of South Boston; his brother, Dale Edward Conner of Scottsburg; his maternal grandfather, Pablito Javellana of the Philippines; his special grandmother, Bernice Inez Conner of South Boston; aunt Susan Conner of Scottsburg; uncles and aunts, Carson and Rebecca Conner of Millersville, Maryland and Ernie and Mary Jean Hogan of Pensacola, Florida; almost brother, Ernie “Butter” Hogan Jr. of Pensacola, Florida; and many cousins and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Edward and Lettie Short Conner and his maternal grandmother, Jelly Javellana.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Jesse Young officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

The family received friends at Powell Funeral Home on Friday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. and other times at his home, 2003 Boodie Trail, South Boston.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.