Vernella Cornell Bowden

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Vernella Cornell Bowden

March 21, 1945 - March 09, 2019

Vernella Cornell Bowden Funeral services for Sister Vieleaner N. Cornell will be held Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1475 Harrell Road, Whigham. Rev. Thomas Garland pastor& officiating. Interment will be held at crestview cemetery.
Sister Vernella Cornell Bowden entered this world on March 21, 1945 to the late Deacon Calvin and Mother Vieleaner Cornell. On Saturday, March 9, 2019, Sister Vernella Bowden departed this earthly world for eternal life.
Sister Vernella Bowden confessed Christ at an early age and joined the family church, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Whigham, GA (the 16th Community). While a member at St. Paul, Sister Bowden served on the usher and culinary ministries. She also faithfully served the Lord as the treasurer for the Benevolent Fund and President of the St. Paul Usher Ministry.
Sister Bowden was educated in Grady County Schools. She graduated from Washington Consolidated High School in 1964. On January 23, 1965, she was united in holy matrimony to Murry Bowden. This 24 year union was blessed with two sons, Darryl Bowden and Curby Bowden.
Sister Bowden devoted over 30 years to Wight's Nursery (Monrovia). As the oldest of eleven children, Sister Bowden served as a matriarch for her family. The family affectionately called her, "Nella."
Sister Vernella C. Bowden was preceded in death by her husband, Murry Bowden; son, Darryl Bowden; parents, Deacon Calvin C. Cornell and Mother Vieleaner N. Cornell; brother, Lemorn Cornell, Sr; and sister, Francis Cornell. She leaves to cherish her legacy and memory a son, Curby (Gwendolyn) Bowden; siblings, Valerie Bowden of Whigham, GA, Eula Jean (Fred) Atkins of Albany, GA, J.B. (Valerie) Cornell of Whigham, GA, Tony (Dorothy) Cornell of Pine Park, GA, Maggie (Henry) Hudson, Alex (Linda) Cornell, Carrie (Johnnie) Marshall, and Bruce Cornell (all of Whigham, GA); aunts, Katrina Johns and Bennie Ruth Davis of Miami, FL, Ophelia Gibson of Thomasville, GA, and Sallie Dunlap of Tallahassee, FL; uncle, Clifford Norwood of Miami, FL; sisters-in-law; Luretha Miller, Lois Crumbly, and Martha Cornell; brothers-in-law; Jonas (Gladys) Bowden, John (Emma) Bowden, Eunice (Pearl) Bowden, and Bishop Ruben Addison; special friends, Doretha Burgess, Janice May, and Belinda Mango; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The Bowden family will receive friends at the Cloud Funeral home chapel from 6:30 P.M. until 7:30 P.M. on Tuesday. Guests are invited to sign the online register at
Published on March 11, 2019
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2 posts

Lue Wynn
Mar 12, 2019
Our greatest comfort in sorrow is knowing that God is with us.
Gerald and Sandra knight.....Kate and Family
Mar 12, 2019
May God be with you in the lost of one so dear.