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Esmeralda Cornelius Dies at 90

Esmeralda Cornelius

Esmeralda Cornelius, also known as “Esme,” of Estate Lavallee died on June 2. She was 90 years old.

She is survived by her daughters: Dale Elvin, Melba Williams, Debbie Richards, Darrell Williams, Marjorie Williams, Delta Harris and Erma David; sons: Larry Williams and Aaron Buntin; and grandchildren: Rashida, Glenroy Jr. and Marlon Elvin, Natarsha Romney, Rachid Simmonds. Abdul Fletcher, Akitha Williams, Michael Jr., Shakima, Eugene, Lester, Marvin and Shaneka Roberts, Christine Smith, Clifton Richards, Cymandye and Robbie Phillips, Sumiko Smith, Donald Robles III, Rashima, Larry I and Larry II Williams, Lydia and Francisco Camacho Jr., Angela, Jericha and Jochebed Harris, Teanna and Jamal Browne.

She is also survived by 56 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; sisters: Lolita Saunders, Bernice Reynolds, Melcedis Henry, Agneta Sylvia Cornelius and Clothilda Charles; brothers: Richard Cornelius Sr., Warren Cornelius and Robert Joseph; and nieces: Janet Matthews, Sharon Jackson, Barbara and Laura Acoy, Desiree and Denise Charles, Elizabeth Henry, Eleanor Smith, Safisha, Keisha, Victoria and Dariah Cornelius, Sherese and Shevonne Joseph, Erica and Desiree Saunders.

Other survivors include nephews: Douglas Pompey, Steven Saunders, Herman Jackson, Shawn Sobratae, Deon and D’Angelo Charles, Robert II, Kareem and Jarell Joseph, Richard Cornelius II, Oliver Cornelius II, Randy and Terrance Rawlins; sons-in-law: Glenroy Elvin Sr. and Jerry Harris; brother-in-law, Paul Henry; sister-in-law, Cathrine Cornelius; cousins and other relatives: the Johannes family, Christian family, Urgent family, Billing family and Hewitt family, and the entire La Vallee Community; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

The viewing will take place at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, at Christus Victors Lutheran Church. Interment will be at Kingshill Cemetery.

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