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Cornell J. Jefferson, Sr.


Sunrise: December 4, 1952

Sunset: June 10, 2019

Cornell James Jefferson went to be with the Lord on June 10, 2019 at the age of 66. Cornell is survived by his beloved wife, Kimberly Denise Jefferson; his children, Bryan (Mark) Felaire, Cornell Jefferson Jr., Shanna Jefferson, Mario (Nicole) Jefferson and Brittani Jefferson; his grandchildren, Jalen Jefferson, Breyontae Jefferson, Giovannie Jefferson, Zahnir Jefferson and Mamadu Bayfield-Felaire.

Cornell was born in Norfolk Virginia on December 4, 1952 to the late Almeda and James Jefferson. His three brothers predeceased him; Calvin Bunch Sr., Ronnie Jefferson Sr., Glenn Jefferson; two sisters, Faye Bates and Lorraine Addison. He is survived by two brothers, Darryl (Romanda) Jefferson Sr. and Donnell (Melissa) Jefferson Sr., and three sisters, Marjorie (Nathaniel) Jones, Donesses (Ronald) Smith and Della Sanders. Cornell was very social and enjoyed fellowship with his Church Family at New Hope CCC, serving on The Board of  trustees, Male Choir and Male Usher Board. He was well known in the community and would stop and talk to any/everyone. He expressed his love to the kids in the community and encouraged them to “Do the Right Thing”. He loved to cook, spend time with his grandkids and meet new people.

He served in the United States Marine Corp. He served as a Norfolk Naval Base Police Officer.
He will truly be missed and we will cherish our memories and hold on to his love da
ily.

Viewing Saturday, June 15, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service Monday, June 17, 2019 11:00am New Hope Baptist Church 145 E Liberty Street Norfolk, VA 23523 Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Joe Basnight says

    My condolences to the Jefferson Family. I pray for God’s comfort and blessings during this time of sorrow, God bless!

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    Amanda McCaa says

    My condolences to the family. May God comfort surround you.

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    Raye Riddick says

    Always a quaint smile, I remember you from my usher days at New Hope. My mom says to you, I heard you can cook, you would just grin. My condolences to your family. May blessing be bestowed upon your family in this time of sadness.

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    Angela Harrell says

    Farewell my dear cousin. Until we meet again. To the family may God give you all comfort in this time of sorrow.

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    Anthony, Barbara, Crystal, A.J., Ryan Hunt says

    May God bless the family of my brother and fellow military Veteran Cornell Jefferson. My prayer is that God would grant that peace that passeth all understanding to his family. Have a peaceful journey my friend.

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    Sandra Young says

    Twin sorry for your loss but you know I’m thinking about you and got you in prayer.

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    Inethia Scott says

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Jefferson family during the transitioning of your love one to glory. We may never understand, why God does, what “HE” does, when “HE” does it (yet another angel getting his wings way too soon), but one thing we know for sure is that “He” never makes a mistake. As we celebrate the life and legacy of Cornell, take refuge in knowing that god sees, knows and understands all you are going through and He promises to love you through this and so much more!

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    Toi Harris says

    I send my condolences to Cornell Jefferson’ family

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    Valerie Jackson says

    My condolences to the Jefferson’s family from the Jackson family. May God continue to hold you all close in his arms. ” You are my refuge and my stronghold , my God, in whom I will trust.” -Psalm 91-2

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