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Floyd Earl Cornelius was born December 6, 1938, to the parentage of Elijah and Ella Cornelius in Fort Worth, Texas. He accepted Christ at an early age. Floyd united with Shiloh Missionary Baptist under the leadership of Reverend Albert E. Chew, Jr., who served as pastor for 57 years before his eternal rest. He remained faithful under the current leadership of Reverend Kraig L. Pullam. He served faithfully under the Multi-Media Ministry and served as a Trustee. He received his education from the Fort Worth Independent School District and was a graduate of Kirkpatrick High School. Floyd worked for the City of Fort Worth. He later worked for the United States Postal Service, retiring after 40 years of service.
On Saturday, May 12, 2018, Floyd Earl Cornelius surrendered to the call of his Savior and departed this walk of life, transitioning from Earth to Glory. He was preceded in death by his father, Elijah; mother, Ella; brother, James Cornelius, Sr.; and sisters, Corsena Rodgers and Laverne Copeland.
Those left to cherish his precious memories are: his loving wife, Era Faye Cornelius; sons, Aaron Cornelius (Debbie) and Adrian Cornelius (Alicia); daughters, Jacqueline Tomsic (Kevin) and Janice Cornelius-Dickey; six grandchildren, Darian Cornelius (India), Brittney Chapple (Vonsedrick), Jacob Dickey, Jeremy Dickey, Asia D. Cornelius, and Sierra Cornelius; three great-grandchildren, Va’lia and Briella Chapple, Asia A. Cornelius; sister, Ruth Pearl Gillis; niece, Johnnie Marie; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; as well as special friends, the John and Lucille Hamilton family, and all of our Northside neighbors.