Mr. Cornelius Campbell, Jr., 68, transitioned on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
Cornelius Campbell, Jr., affectionately known as "Corny" was born June 23, 1952 to Canery Ward Brown and Cornelius Campbell, Sr. in Tennessee.
Cornelius loved being outdoors and watching the weather. He loved talking on the CB radio as "Bad Weather" and later became Ham Radio operator KC5TVI. Cornelius was also a storm chaser with the Weather Net. He worked at FutorianManufacturing until they closed. After closure, he worked as Assistant Plant Manager at Genesis Furniture. He was also employed at Ashley Furniture until he retired due to his health.
He was united in marriage to Barbara Shackelford Campbell for forty-seven years.
Cornelius was a member of St. Mary United Methodist Church and Mallalieu United Methodist Church. He served as a Sound Tech for both churches. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren, taking them fishing, riding bikes, teaching them to drive, how to work on cars, plant gardens, repair things around the house and valuable life lessons. After being hospitalized, he would tell the nurses "If my granddaughter was here, she wouldn't let ya'll near me."
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife; Barbara Campbell two daughters; Carla Ann Shackelford and Chenele Campbell Rutherford (Derrick), five grandchildren; Chawntee'a Campbell, Shaeun Rutherford, Xzavion Rutherford, Constance Shackelford and Tenauri Brownlee, two great-grandchildren; KaLeah Faith Campbell and Ariel Grace Miller, a very special nephew; Corey Shackelford and a special friend; Robert Howell. He also leaves his loving sister; Viola "Sue" Graham of Senatobia, MS and brother; Llewellyn "Spooky" Graham of MO, a host of nieces and nephews that meant the world to him.
Cornelius was preceded in death by his father; Cornelius Campbell, Sr., grandmother; Clarsie Ward Howell, brother; Charles Aaron Brown, mother; Canery Ward Brown and grandfather; Jimmie Howell.
Visitation will be on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 4-6p.m. at Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany. Burial will take place on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at St. Mary United Methodist Church Cemetery in New Albany. Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
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