SYLVESTER -- The funeral services for the late Mrs. Cornelia Brown of Sylvester, who departed this life on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at her residence, will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. from the First African Baptist Church in Sylvester, Georgia, with the Reverend Nick Hillery officiating. Burial will follow in the Shepard Memorial Garden Cemetery in Sylvester, Georgia

On March 23, 1927, the late Mr. And Mrs. Lacy and Lizzie Smith were blessed with a beautiful angel: Cornelia Estelle Brown.

Cornelia attended school in the Worth County Public School System, and graduated from high school in Sylvester, Georgia. She gave her life to Christ at a young age and was a devoted member of First African Baptist Church for many years.

Cornelia to cherish her memory nine children, Mildred (Alfonzo) Hope, Linda (Ulysses) Jackson, Alonzo Brown, Charles (Carolyn) Brown, Wayne (Funita) Brown, Jennifer Brown, Keith (Christine) Grimes, Tammy (Sam) Williams, all of Sylvester, Georgia, Earnest (Dollie) Brown of Tifton, Georgia, Denfred (Yolanda) of Beaumont, Texas; Goddaughters, Annie Mae Brown of Red Rock Georgia, Virginia Brown of Sylvester, Georgia, Lucille Brown of Albany, Georgia, Lashay Brown of Albany, Georgia, Deborah Brown of Beaumont, Texas. She also leaves behind 69 Grandchildren, 135+ Great Grandchildren and 27 Great Great Grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Hill, Louise Hill, both of Sylvester, Georgia; a brother, Ezekiel (Geneva) smith of Ringwood, New Jersey; two brothers-in-law, Morris Brown of New Jersey and Clyde Brown of Ohio.

Family and friends may feel free to sign the guestbook online at

Shipp's Funeral Home

Sylvester 229/776-1355