Joseph Andrew "Andy" Cornett

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Joseph Andrew "Andy" Cornett

1950-2012

LAFAYETTE - "Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of Joy." Psalms 47:1

A man who lived life with an open mind, heart, and soul...

A man who was strong, gentle, and kind...

He was an inspiration to those in his life and found inspiration from a myriad of sources...

He was wise yet playful and always strived for balance in life…

He dared to live life on his own terms; he followed his dreams, and managed to be successful in many areas without compromising his integrity. He was fair and honest. He said what was on his mind no matter what...

He was a citizen of the Universe…

He traveled the world and called Lafayette, Louisiana home...

He loved this community and he made major contributions on a national and local level in music, theater, film, dance, visual arts, education, and business…

He stood side by side with legends and rubbed elbows with celebrities but he never lost his humility…

He was one of the best and he will be missed...

Born in Baton Rouge on November 29, 1950, Andy Cornett passed away February 24, 2012, at Our Lady of Lourdes, Lafayette, LA, after a lengthy hospital stay. Andy is preceded in death by father Joseph A. Cornett and mother Dorothy Muller Cornett, and survived by daughter Andel Cornett of Sugar Land, TX; sister Linda B. Mehaffey of Baton Rouge, LA, and brother Dennis P. Cornett of Ventress, LA.

Andy graduated from Baton Rouge High, earned a BS in International Affairs from Florida State University, and a MS in Communications from University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Andy was a blues musician, producer and promoter, playing many years with legendary blues pianist and Grammy nominated Henry Gray. He produced several of Henry Gray's CDs. Andy's last project was the construction of The Feed & Seed venue for local musicial performances and artists' gallery, which opened this year in Lafayette.

Walters Funeral Home, Lafayette, LA handled cremation arrangements per Andy's request. Please sign the guest book at their website, waltersfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the memory of Andy Cornett to the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, c/o Healthcare Initiative, 101 Jefferson St., Suite 100, Lafayette, LA 70501.

A "Celebration of Andy's Life" will be held at The Feed & Seed, 106 N. Grant, Lafayette, LA 70501 on Saturday April 7, 2012 from 12 noon til. Bring your stories, bring your instruments, and join in the celebration.

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Walters Funeral Home
2424 North University Avenue
Lafayette, LA 70507
(337) 706-8941
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Published in the The Advertiser from Feb. 28 to Apr. 7, 2012
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