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Patricia Brown Cornwell

October 25, 1938 — December 30, 2014

Mrs. Patricia Church Brown Cornwell, age 76 of Shelby, NC, passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Kings Mountain Hospice House. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Zion Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Matthew Storie. A visitation will be held Friday night, January 2, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Cleveland Funeral Services Chapel. Burial will follow after the funeral service at Cleveland Memorial Park.
She is survived by her husband, Harry Gene Cornwell, three sons, Randy Hayes, Jeffrey L. Hayes and wife Pam, and Steve Brown and wife Quoc, all of Shelby, NC, a step-daughter, Tammy Cornwell Richie and husband Nash of Fleetwood, NC, nine grandchildren, Chad Hayes, Jennifer Hayes Edwards, Susan Hayes Dodson, Sarah Hayes, Stephen Brown, Jr., Jacob Brown, Leah Brown, LeaAnn Brown, and Gena Cubillos, one step granddaughter, Anna Richie as well as eight great grandchildren, Ayden Brown, Cassidy Hayes, Nathaniel Edwards, Michaela Edwards, Cameron Hayes, LaTasha Parsons, Elijah Cubillos, and Esabella Cubillos..
Born October 25, 1938 in Cleveland County, Mrs. Cornwell was the daughter of the late Claude Herman Church and Pearl Bridges Church and was preceded in death by a husband, O.J. Brown, a brother, Herman Allen Church, two granddaughters, Heather Elizabeth Hayes and Karen Elaine Hayes and a step daughter, Shirley Ann Brown. Mrs. Cornwell was a faithful member of the Zion Baptist Church where she was very active member of her Sunday School Class.
Pallbearers will be: Stephen Brown, Jr., Brian Church, Ben Edwards, DJ Respass, Jonathan Walker, and Carl Jensen.
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  • Visitation

    January 02, 2015
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Cleveland Funeral Services Chapel

    2518 W. Dixon Blvd.
    Shelby, NC
    (704) 487-5811
  • Funeral Service

    January 03, 2015
    2:00 PM

    Zion Baptist Church

    525 W Zion Church Rd
    Shelby, NC
  • Burial

    Saturday January 03 2015

    Cleveland Memorial Park

    1225 College Avenue
    Shelby, NC
    (704) 434-6081
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