Beatrice M. Cornell, age 90, of Cornelia, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020.
Born on April 20, 1930, in Hampton, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Frank J. and Ruth Dubois Mixon. Mrs. Cornell was retired from Bellsouth/AT&T in Atlanta. Following retirement, she and her husband made Cornelia their home and became members of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Demorest. They enjoyed community service and were lifetime members of the Pioneer Clubs and were also members and officers of the local Good Samaritan Club. In their spare time, they enjoyed RV camping.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cornell was also preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, John N. Cornell; brothers, Edgar, Sydney and Harold Mixon; sisters, Maude Martin, Luttie C. Canipe, Betty Garner and Ethel Cochran. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Survivors include daughter, Theresa R. Crawford and fiancé, Gregory McKeon of Cornelia; grandchildren and spouses, Patrick L. Crawford (Cameron Williams Crawford) of Atlanta and Emily B. Crawford Das (Bikash Chandra Das) of Athens; numerous nieces and nephews.
In consideration of public health concerns related to COVID 19, a private graveside service will be held at Yonah Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Future Growth Fund, 988 Historic Highway 441 N, Demorest, Georgia 30535 or to Epworth Children’s Home, 2900 Millwood Avenue, Columbia, South Carolina 29205.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
MCGAHEE-GRIFFIN & STEWART FUNERAL HOME OF CORNELIA, GEORGIA (706-778-8668) IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.