December 5, 1965 –March 14, 2023
Connie Purcell, 57, of Dripping Springs passed away March 14, 2023 after a brief battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family and close friends in her home when she passed. She was born to William and Janelle Mansfield in Austin, Texas. She is survived by Todd Purcell, husband, Tyler Purcell, son, Justin Purcell, son, and wife Grace, Janelle Mansfield, mother, Bob and Joy Purcell, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ronnie Mansfield, brother, and wife Teri, Darrell Mansfield, brother, and wife Maureen, Pam Goshia, sister, and husband Jerry, Lynell Arceneaux, sister, and husband Reg, Donna Carver, stepsister, Teri and Robert Morgan, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Tami and Wayne Burklund, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Traci and Doug Smith, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marvin and Tracie Spillar, cousins, numerous nieces and nephews and grandpets Koda, Sir Gregory and Dio. She is preceded in death by her father, William Mansfield and her grandparents.
Connie attended Crockett High School and worked at Mama’s Muffins in Dripping Springs where she honed the baking skills she learned from her mother. She served as a Corrections Officer in Hays County from 1990 – 1995 where she was recognized in 1993 as Corrections Officer of the Year. She was the longest running 1st lady of Dripping Springs while Todd served as Mayor from 2002 to 2020.
She married Todd 35 years ago in September of 1988. In 1995, Connie found her true calling as a mother when Tyler was born. Justin came along in 1997 and added a daughter on March 11, 2023 when he married Grace.
She loved to read, cook, listen to music, go to the beach, hang out with her soul sister and partner-in-crime, Kelli Tucker, and cut up with “boyfriend”, Trey Tucker. It has been said Connie had one hobby. That hobby was her husband and sons. Connie wasn’t a fisherman but she loved to out fish Todd and reminded him regularly “Fish are everywhere!”
The family would like to thank the staff of Bluebonnet Palliative Care and Melissa Wells for the love and care they have shared with Connie, her family and friends.
We’re all going to miss Connie’s beautiful smile and that raised eyebrow when you did something she didn’t approve of.
Funeral Arrangements by Harrell Funeral Homes – United Methodist Church, 28900 Ranch Road 12, Dripping Spring, Tx 78620, Friday, March 24th – visitation at 9am with service to follow at 10am. Reception at the Purcell Electric shop, 361 E Mt Gainor, Dripping Springs, Tx. There will not be a graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Connie’s name to any of the following charities:
PAWS Shelter of Central Texas, P. O. Box 695, Dripping Springs, Tx 78620
Coastal Fisheries Management, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, 2914 Swiss Avenue, Dallas, Tx 75204
Holden Scholarship Fund, c/o Sherry Williams, 1805 Manada Trail, Leander, Tx 78641