Mary Alice (Moore) Cornell, 88, Orange
Mary Alice (Moore) Cornell, 88, of Orange, Texas, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, surrounded by her loving family, at The Meadows Nursing Home, on Friday, January 27, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at Dorman Funeral Home; Mike Sullivan officiating. Burial at Mary Williams Cemetery will immediately follow. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Monday, January 30, 2017, at Dorman Funeral Home.
Mary was born on Sunday, October 28, 1928, to the late Alice Ellen (Stoffer) and Raymond Neil Moore, in Victoria, Texas. She was a lifelong resident of Orange, Texas, where she and her husband of 56 years, John Roy Cornell, raised their beautiful family. Mary was someone who never met a stranger and enjoyed meeting new people. She worked for many years in retail at the Fair Store, in Orange, Texas. After she retired, Mary volunteered her time and effort for over ten years, to the American Red Cross. She was also a member of the Pilot Club for six years. Mary was a devout Christian woman and was an active member of the Orangefield Christian Church, in Orangefield, Texas. She was very creative and enjoyed painting, and could always be found with a book in her hand. Mary was a wonderful cook and was famous amongst her family for her Chicken and Dumplings, served with dressing. Christmas and Thanksgiving were special times of the year for Mary. Not only was she able to spend time with her family and cook their Holiday meal, but, she was able to do one of her most favorite things, which was gift giving. Mary was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, who will be loved and missed by all those who knew her.
Preceding Mary in death is her loving husband, John Roy Cornell; parents, Alice and Raymond Moore; and brothers, Henry Moore, John Moore, and Richard Moore.
Mary is survived by her daughters, Joanne Bingham, Nina Blum, and Kaye Sullivan and her husband, Wayne; sons, Michael Cornell, Gary Cornell, and JimBo Cornell and his wife, Mary; brother, Bobby Moore; 19 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and ten great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family, who loved and will miss her dearly.
Honoring Mary as Pallbearers are Aslan Hollier, Cody Leonard, Dylan Ross, Kris Cornell, Michael Gordon, and Tyler Bingham; Honorary Pallbearer is Daniel Cornell