Constance “Connie” Heslep Huffman, 68, of Brownsburg, died peacefully Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at her home surrounded by family.

She was born May 14, 1951, at Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington, the daughter of the late Jack Heslep and Ramona Brown Heslep.

She graduated from Rock-bridge High School, Southern Seminary, and Mary Baldwin College where she earned her bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate. She was a second mother and confidant to nearly 1,000 students over her 31-year teaching career with Rockbridge County Schools.

She loved her family, her church, her friends (lifelong and newly found) and her community most. She was an active member, leader and historian at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Rockbridge Baths, as well as an active member of the Brownsburg Community Association, having served on the board of directors several times and a frequent docent at the Brownsburg Museum.

She enjoyed history, family genealogy, and exploring new places close to home. Her hobbies included reading, flower gardening, and bird and butterfly watching. Woodland fairies, angels, teapots, and tablecloths were her simple treasures.

She is survived by two children, Amanda Glover (and husband John) and Brandan Huffman; and two siblings, Scott Heslep (and wife Kim), and Gail Clark (and husband Ron). Her grandchildren were her pride and joy – Taylor, Allison and Daniel Huffman, Rachel Sprouse, Jacob and Jasper Glover. She was a special aunt to Julia Ladd, Toria Brown, Margaux and Matthew Clark.

A funeral was conducted Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Bethesda Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Fred Noll officiating. Burial followed at McElwee Chapel Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society (2840 VA-419 Suite 106A, Roanoke, VA 24018) or Rockbridge Area Hospice (315 Myers St., Lexington, VA 24450).

Arrangements were handled by Harrison Funeral Home and Crematory. N-G

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