Staunton Mennonite Church

2405 3rd St - Staunton, VA 24401

Clyde Brown Cornelius

  "As the Father has sent me, even so I send you." (John 20:21)


Clyde Brown Cornelius
January 20, 2013 - February 16, 1938

Clyde Brown Cornelius, Sr., 74, of Staunton passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Augusta Health.
He was born February 16, 1938 in Washington, D.C., son of the late Clyde Brown Cornelius and Tacy Stiener Cornelius.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Faye Bowers Cornelius, an infant son, Harry Camden Cornelius and a brother, Glen Stiener.

He retired from Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center and was a member of Staunton Mennonite Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Hazel Ellen Cornelius and her fiancé, Benjamin Legg and Wanda Faye Bentley and her friend, Clifton Johnson; three sons, Clyde Brown Cornelius, Jr. and his fiancée Emily Offenberger, James William Cornelius, and Joseph Larry Cornelius; two brothers, Floyd Allen Patterson and Freddie Lewis Patterson; grandchildren, Kayla Faye Bentley, Wesley Eugene Bentley, Jr., Hazel Ellen Faye Legg, Micheal Logan Cornelius, Jacoby Chase Offenberger; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends Wesley Bentley, Sr. and Keri Goins.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes and other times at the home of his daughter Hazel Ellen, 368 Grandon Road, Staunton.

A service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Gasser officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Lawn Mausoleum and Memory Gardens.

Active pallbearers will be Clyde Cornelius Jr., Joseph Cornelius, Benjamin Legg, Clifton Johnson, Bradley Via, and Tyler Offenberger.

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He will be missed by his church family