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Emelda Cornish

Emelda Cornish

February 18, 1939 - November 14, 2020
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Emelda Cornish, age 81 and a native New Orleanian, was called home to eternal rest on Saturday November 14, 2020 at UMCH. Emelda, affectionately known as "Melbo", gave her life to Christ at an early age and was baptized at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Daughter of the late Lillie and James Turner, granddaughter of the late Zenobia Jackson (Benny), Samuel and Emelda Rumsey, and wife of the late Albert Cornish, Sr., Emelda was a graduate of L. B. Landry High School and was employed at Tulane University of New Orleans and Bright Beginnings Day Care Center for 10+ years. She leaves to cherish precious memories her children, Nedra Alexis (Glenn), Emelda Edinburgh (Theodore), Albert Cornish, Jr. (Monique), a sister, Lillie Mae Bornes; four grandchildren, Fredericka Anderson, Da'Shana Edinburgh (Devin), Glenn Alexis, Jr. (Brya) and Jordan Cornish; one great-granddaughter, Koi Crosby; nieces and nephews, Norma Harlkless (Dilton), Robert, Alicia, Beryl, Lloyd, Perriann, Karen, Tonja, Bryant, Donald and Lalique Cornish. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, parents and grandparents, Emelda was also preceded in death by her brother, Lloyd King; grandson, Theodore Edinburgh Jr; nephews and niece, Herbert, Isaac and Shawanda. The family would like to thank Abundant Life Adult Day Care Center, RTA, Courteous Care Inc., and Stephanie Joseph for all there help and support throughout this trying process. A funeral service honoring the life of Mrs. Emelda "Melbo" Cornish will be held in the Chapel of Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home, 1615 St. Philip St. New Orleans, LA 70116 on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 10 a.m., Pastor Albert Williams of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, officiating. Interment: Mount Olive Cemetery, 4000 Norman Mayer Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70122. Visitation 9 a.m. in the chapel.
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  • Visitation

    November 28, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    When
    November 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Location
    Charbonnet Funeral Home - Treme'
    Address
    1615 St. Philip St.
    NEW ORLEANS, LA 70116
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  • Service

    November 28, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    November 28, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Charbonnet Funeral Home - Treme'
    Address
    1615 St. Philip St.
    NEW ORLEANS, LA 70116
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  • Interment

    Location
    Mount Olivet Cemetery
    Address
    4000 Norman Meyer
    NEW ORLEANS, LA
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