Mrs. Carolyn Elaine Reid Cornelius, 510 Armfield Street, Apartment A, Statesville, N.C., passed away at Iredell Memorial Hospital on Monday, October 18, 2021, following an extended illness. She was born in Iredell County, N.C., on March 26, 1964, and was the daughter of the late Charles Reid Jr. and Sarah Lee Jordan Reid. She was married to Dennis Lee Cornelius, who survives.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Reid; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Brisco Cornelius Sr. and Virginia Long Cornelius; a brother-in-law, Charles Edward Cornelius, Brisco Cornelius, Jr.; a sister-in-law, Tina Cornelius; a nephew, Jerome Borders; and two nieces, Candy Michelle Reid and Tasha Reid.

She attended the Iredell County Schools, and at one time was a member of Holy Church of Christ. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. She will surely be missed.

In addition to her husband, Dennis Lee Cornelius, she leaves to cherish the memory of her life two sons, Dennis Reid and Dontay Reid, both of Statesville; one daughter, Sabrina (Preston Chambers) Reid, of Statesville; grandchildren, Samare Reid, Aliyah Jones, Jaylen Jones, Nadia Chambers, and Preston Chambers; and a great grandchild, Janella Jones; five brothers, James Howard Reid of Statesville, Richard W. Reid of Kannapolis, Kenneth Reid, and Andy Reid, all of Statesville, and Thomas (Minnie) Reid of Seneca, S.C.; four sisters, Brenda Henderson, Rosemary (Marshall) McNeely, Evette Reid and Evonne Reid, all of Statesville; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Friday, October 22, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Belmont Cemetery. Members of the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:30 until 2 p.m.

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Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Corneliius Family.

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