Funeral services for Mother Vieleaner N. Cornell will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:30 p.m., at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1475 Harrell Road, Whigham. Rev. Thomas Garland officiating. Interment will be held at St. Paul Cemetery family plot, in Whigham. She passed away October 18, 2017 at her residence. Mother Cornell was born on May 17, 1928 to the late Deacon Tommie and Wealthy Virginia Pringle Norwood. She was a member of the St. Paul M.B. Church of Whigham, where she was a faithful and devoted member of the Mother Board and Usher Board. She was married to the late Deacon Calvin C. Cornell. She was educated in Grady County and employed with Wight's Nursery for many years. Active pallbearers are grandsons. She is survived by daughter, Vernella Bowden of Albany; daughter, Valerie Bowden of Whigham; daughter, Eula Jean (Fred) of Albany; son, I.B. (Valerie) Cornell of Whigham; son, Tony (Dorothy) Cornell of Pine Park; daughter, Maggie (Henry) Hudson of Whigham; son, Alex (Linda) Cornell of Whigham; daughter, Carrie (Johnnie) Marshall of Whigham; son, Bruce Cornell of Whigham; sister, Katrina Johns of Miami, Florida; sister, Bennie Ruth Davis of Miami, Florida; sister, Ophelia Gibson of Thomasville; sister, Sallie Dunlap of Tallahassee, Florida; brother, Clifford Norwood of Miami, Florida; uncle, John D. Norwood of Miami, Florida; sister-in-law, Ethel Kay Norwood of Miami, Florida; sister-in-law, Gertrude Norwood of Miami, Florida; sister-in-law, Ponzella Norwood of Miami, Florida; daughter-in-law, Martha Cornell of Whigham; 33 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; and a host of beloved relatives and friends.
Published on October 19, 2017