It is with a heavy yet grateful heart that we announce the peaceful transition of Gwayne R. Conner, born on 27th September 1963, who departed this life on 16th July 2023. Gwayne, a lifelong resident of Alexandria, Virginia, was a beacon of light in his community, a dedicated servant of his beloved Lighthouse Road Baptist Church, and a loving brother to his siblings Glenn and Gregory Conner.\n\nGwayne was a courageous and generous soul, who lived his Christian life with unshakeable faith and unwavering dedication. As it is said in 2 Timothy 4:7-8, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day." As a devoted member of his church, Gwayne was the one to approach if you needed to know anything about the church and its functioning. He was a dedicated servant of God, spreading love and kindness wherever he went.\n\nGwayne was an embodiment of love and generosity, known for his dedication, not only to his church but also to his job at the Giant Food grocery in Fairfax, Virginia. He retired in 2009 after many years of faithful service, but his love for his work and his community never waned. In his free time, Gwayne channeled his energy towards his church and community, always ready to lend a helping hand. His family, friends, and relationship with God were what mattered most to him.\n\nGwayne is survived by his brothers Glenn and Gregory Conner. He was preceded in death by his parents, June Ellsworth-Hevener and Glenn Conner. Gwayne's generous spirit, loving heart, and dedication to his faith and community will be deeply missed, but his legacy will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.\n\nWe invite you to share your memories and upload photos of Gwayne to his memorial page, to celebrate his life and keep his spirit alive in our hearts. Through your stories, we can remember and honor Gwayne's courageous, generous, dedicated, and loving life. Let us celebrate Gwayne R. Conner, a man who truly lived the words of Matthew 5:16, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."