Donald Marvin Cornelius, Sr. – Obituary

By  | August 20, 2015 | Filed under: Magnolia F. H., Obituaries

Donald-Cornelius-1440003209Donald Marvin Cornelius, Sr., 80, of Rienzi, MS, passed away on Wednesday , August 19, 2015, at his residence. He was born in Alcorn County on October 9, 1934 to the late Mark and Ethel Cornelius. He worked as a machinist and mechanic for many years. Marvin loved spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of Church of Refuge and Hope in Corinth, MS. Visitation is scheduled from 11 AM until service time Saturday, August 22, 2015. A celebration of Marvin’s life will be held at 1 PM, Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Eastview Pentecostal Church, officiated by Bro. Mike Snyder and Bro. Wayne Isbell. Interment will follow at Rock Hill Pentecostal Church Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is caring for the family. Those left to honor Marvin’s memory include his faithful and loving wife of 52 years: Mary Frances Cornelius of Rienzi, MS; his son: Don Cornelius and wife Michelle of Rienzi, MS; his daughter: Angel Cornelius of Booneville, MS; four grandchildren: Timothy Lynn Cornelius, Latrisha Nicole Godsey, Danielle Allora Mock and Felecia Reni Cornelius; three great-grandchildren: MaCayla Gwennette Godsey, Kylee Chantell Hamilton and Kaycee Michelle Hamilton; other relatives, and a host of friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son: Christopher Lynn Cornelius; three brothers: Jimmy Cornelius, Dennis Cornelius, Bobby Cornelius; a sister: Lucille Parker. Online condolences may be expressed at

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