“I was eight years old when Gov. George Wallace was shot in 1972, and the image of his courageous wife Cornelia shielding him from further harm is forever burned into my memory. In the days and weeks that followed the shooting, I became absolutely captivated by Cornelia and the rest of the family as they coped and helped him to cope with his injuries. She truly loved him through his recovery, and made a huge impression on me. I only learned last week that we'd lost this dear lady in 2009, and...
“For Cornellia...a woman of
WEEP NOT FOR ME
Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.
Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.
I am the hope in a...
“I was sorry to hear about the death of Cornelia. I have an autograph of her and George Wallace. They were attending the inaugural ball of President Jimmy Carter at the Washington Hilton. I immediately recognized them and have their autographs.
I thought the family may be interested in the following additional genealogy information.
Note: Cornelia Ellis and her husband, John Andrew Snively III, are 14C1R.
Sir William Brandon II & Elizabeth...
“Jim and Family,
Words hold no match for all those thoughts that run through our souls at a time like this, but please accept my sincere sympathies in the loss of your wonderful Mother. May her loving memories live forever within you.
“Around 1967 I made several business trips from Massachusetts to Montgomery. A cousin of Cornelia’s introduced me to her and Ruby. As a southerner who now lived in the north, we lived in two totally different worlds. But they embraced me like a long-lost relative. Every time I came to Montgomery, they would have me over for dinner and, after eating, we would gather around the piano and sing southern gospel music.
Ruby and Cornelia were two of the most friendly and loving people I...
“Dear Jack, Josh and Jim,
Jack, I remember you from before your birth as I spent time with Sally. You were late in arrival and Hanie (Your dad's mother) walked your mom from your home to hers along the Cypress Gardens Road in hopes of bring you) !!! Many of us stopped in disbelief to offer a ride and ask why they were out there, only to REALLY irritate Hanie!! She waved her arms and shouted to us to gooooooooooooooo !!!
Many are my memories of your mom, Cornelia, and...
“I would like to send my condolences to all the family members of Miss Cornelia.
I had the pleasure of knowing her for many years. I worked for some of her physicians who cared for her. I always enjoyed her appointments for she was always full of life. She would often come early for her appointments and I would sit and listen to her amazing stories.
As a younger generation, she gave me comfort in knowing that in this somewhat unforgiving world, a wonderful,...
“sorry for your loss
“Thanks for being an American.