March 10, 1919 ~ August 7, 2008
March 10, 1919 - August 7, 2008
To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the sun. These are the seasons and reflections of the life Cornelius Martin.
On March 10, 1919, Cornelius Martin was born to Rosie and Luther Martin, in Tylertown, Mississippi. He lived in Mississippi all of his younger life and received his education at Hope Vocational High School. After completion of school, he joined Dovie Cowart in a union of marriage. From that union, he had five daughters, Ruby Lee, Willie D., Dorothy Yvonne, Jevonne, and Leautrey.
Cornelius Martin joined the United States Army in 1942 and served in World War II. He was honored and received a silver star for bravery. He served our country and we're sure the country loved him as well for the acts he performed.
Cornelius Martin accepted Christ at the New Home Church of God in Christ in Mississippi at an early age. His wife and children also accepted the church. Cornelius moved to California in 1953 where he worked at City Ford Company for thirty years and retired. He was a very good, peaceful, kind, understanding, loving, and caring man. No one ever had anything bad to say about this man because he was a God loving Christian.
Cornelius had several family members to precede him in death, his wife Dovie; daughter, Jevonne Sulcer; eldest daughter Ruby Lee Surhan; his parents; and his sisters, Emily Williams, Callie Mae Martin, Marie Martin, and Emma Lee William.
Cornelius leaves to cherish his memories: daughters, Willie Delores Watts, Dorothy Yvonne Martinez, and Leautrey Ligons. He was blessed to have lived to see four generations of grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at Faith Church of God and Christ on Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 11:00 AM.