Genola Helms Leonard Cornelius
Mrs. Genola Helms Leonard Cornelius, age 91 of Hope, Ark., passed away, Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Hope. Mrs. Cornelius was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Hope for over 50 years. She was a home maker and had worked at Meyer's Bakery in Hope. Mrs. Cornelius was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and loved her church family. Her favorite hobby and enjoyment in life was taking care of her yard and flowers.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Hillary Russell Leonard; two sons, Tommy Leonard and Richard Leonard; two daughters, Janie Morrow and Sharon Golden, two brothers, Ervin Helms and Cleo Helms; six sisters, Bama Harris, Bessie Foster, Gladys Askins, Eva Adams, Hessie Spears and Estelle Zigler and a grandson, Kenny Brown.
She is survived by one son, Russel Leonard, wife, Gail of Mt. Vernon, Tex.; two daughters, Sue Endsley, and husband, Ron, of Hope, and Rhonda Leonard Brown, and husband, Johnny, of Texarkana, Ark.; twenty-two grandchildren, forty-two great-grandchildren and seventeen great-great-grandchildren and her "special" care giver, grand-daughter Tammy Butler, of Hope, other family member and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church 301 South Elm, Hope, Ark., 71801 or to the giver's favorite charity.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 27, at Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home, 1001 South Main Street, Hope, Ark., 71801
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home with Rev. David Porterfield officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29, at Mitchell Cemetery in Greenway, Ark. Arrangements are by Brazzel/Oakcrest, The Funeral Home of Hope, Eddie Brazzel, director. Online guestbook: www.brazzelfuneralhomes