October 20, 1956 ~ November 21, 2013
James (Jim) Arthur Giessner of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on November 21st, 2013 at the age of 57, following an extended illness due to liver disease. Jim was born in Camden, New Jersey, and moved to Atlanta at the age of two. He graduated from Henderson high School in Atlanta, and then attended classes at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He began work part-time at United Parcel Service at the age of 22, washing trucks. He later became a package sorter, a driver, continued to advance within the company, and retired 26 years later as a Human Resources Manager. He was always a man the company could rely on; when drivers went on strike while he was in management, he willingly dawned his “browns” and drove a truck to ensure packages were delivered. He met his future wife, Constance (Connie) Lynn Langley, at a party when he was nineteen, instantly fell in love, and walked across the room and kissed her hand to tell her. One month later they were engaged; six months after that, married. Jim and Connie were married for over 37 years. Jim was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. Family was always the most important thing in Jim’s life, and he put spending time together above all other activities. Jim’s surviving family includes: Connie Giessner, Wife. Siblings: Bernard and Milli. Uncle George and Aunt Edna. Children: James, Anne, Michael and his wife Erin, and Mary and her husband Jacy Henry. Grandchildren: Connor Alvarez and John Giessner. Jim also has many surviving cousins, nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. The family would like to thank all of the caregivers at Hospice Atlanta for the loving kindness and care they provided. May God bless you for the work that you do. A memorial services celebrating Jim’s life will be held at The Congregation of God Seventh Day, 2751 South Main St. Kennesaw, Georgia on Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at 4:00pm with Pastor John Pinkston officiating.