Jay Conner is an electrician at McConnell AFB and his wife Lakisha “Kiki” is a nurse in the Referral Management Office at the base clinic. They are faithful members of Christian Faith Center and love to spend time interacting with their church family.
As parents of two young ladies they enjoy spending time with their daughters and encouraging them in all aspects of life.
When was the first time you became aware of your spouse and what was your impression? Jerry: When she approached me in the hallway to ask me if I was talking about her to one of our mutual friends. I thought she was funny and bold.
Kiki: I saw him on his first day as a transfer student to our school. He stood out because he was wearing a dress shirt and tie, which most 16 year old boys in my small town were not doing. I thought to myself “hmmm he is different.”
Did you go to the same school? Yes we went to Barnwell High School in South Carolina.
How long have you been together? We’ve been together since we were sixteen years old. We have been married for twenty years.
Where was your first date? We went to Frankie’s Fun Park which is an amusement park in Columbia, SC. We just had a great time riding all the rides and enjoying each others company.
Who said I love you first? Kiki did. She never came out and said I love you the way most people did. She would end every letter and every conversation with the statement (GBFS) greenish brown female sheep which meant Olive Ewe….olive=I love. Ewe=you.
Which of you proposed, where and how? I proposed to her over the phone from basic training.
What’s the one thing, apart from you, that your spouse would save in a fire? Jerry: I would try and save all my RC cars and planes.
Kiki: I would save my phone and my IPad, I wouldn’t want to be with out either of them.
What do you like best about your spouse? Jerry: she always has my back no matter what, thick or thin, right or wrong. She’s always been my support.
Kiki: I like that he’s not selfish. He is the most giving person I know and will give the shirt off his back…literally. He never says no, he is always willing to help someone whenever he can.
What’s are the special names you have for each other? Jerry: Bookie Buns
Where do you go the most as a couple (besides church)? Everywhere , we are always clowning, hanging together and doing things together when we are off…by choice. We are best friends and enjoy each other’s company and we have fun together.
Who’s more social? Jerry: I’m more social.
Kiki: I’m more selective with people.
Who the neat freak? Kiki is the neat freak. Everything has to be in it’s rightful place.
Who does the cooking? We both cook but believe it or not Jerry does the most cooking. He loves to cook and come up with new recipes for us to try.
Who’s the most sensitive? Kiki is the most sensitive. She always looks for the best in people and gives people the benefit of the doubt to a fault.
How many children? We have 2 daughters ages 20 and 16.