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Gerald B. Conwell, Sr.
  • January 24, 1946
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  • July 28, 2020

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Gerald (Gerry) Bolling Conwell, Sr., 74, of Labelle, Florida, passed away on July 28, 2020 in Lehigh Acres, Florida.

Gerry was born in Emporia, Virginia, to Thomas Curtis Conwell and Georgia Bera Falk, on January 24, 1946. He went to Greensville County High School where he enjoyed the drums and basketball. He served the state of North Carolina as a highway patrolman for many years and then later worked for UPS as a driver and then retiring as a loss prevention specialist. He was a veteran of Vietnam and proudly served in the Marine Corp.

Gerry is preceded in death by both of his parents.

Gerry is survived by his two brothers, Thomas Curtis Conwell, Jr. and Samuel Harold Conwell; his two children, Jerry (Donna) Conwell and Leesa (Fred) Stewart and their mother, Lee Hale Conwell; his six grandchildren, Robert (Brooke) Witten, Melanie (Carter) Vella, Stephanie (Jake) Twisdale, Kirstyn Marie Conwell, Alicia Stewart, and Duncan Stewart; his five great grandchildren; many cousins, nieces, and nephews; his special friends, Melissa and Zenon Martinez and his dog Stymie who broke his heart when he ran away.

Due to Covid-19 and Gerry’s wishes, no service is planned at this time.

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Hope Hospice of Lee County, Florida and to all our extended family and friends for their beautiful and heartfelt sentiments.


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  1. 12 Aug 2020
    Bill Belmonte says:
    My thoughts and prayers to Gerald's family.
    I am a classmate of Gerald, Class of '65
    Many great memories of Gerald. A wonderful person . A great basketball player. Brought Greenville County HS to the HS basketball Regionals held at he University of Virginia. I remember the radio announcers saying what an outstanding play he was .
    Blessings to all
    Bill Belmonte Emporia, Virginia

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