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Gertie Dupre Cornelius

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Gertie Dupre Cornelius Obituary
Gertie Dupre Cornelius, 80, a resident of Prairieville, LA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Daughter of the late August and Julia Dupre, she was a retiree of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board where she worked as an aide for special needs children on the school bus. She loved to crochet and did so almost daily. She loved her family dearly and raised all four of her children as a widow; she was truly a remarkable woman. Gertie will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leslie E. Cornelius and daughter Rebecca "Becky" Skidmore. She is survived by her brothers, Charles Dupre and Ken Dupre, her two daughters: Jeannie Hackworth & husband Steve, and Wanda Waite; her son, Darrell Cornelius & wife Linda, son-in-law, Greg Skidmore; and nephew, Chris Dupre & wife Brianne. Gertie has ten grandchildren: Marc Skidmore, Kristina Johnson & husband Bo, Brandon Waite & wife Gwen, Kelly Hackworth, Leslie Bercegeay & husband Blane, Reese Hackworth, Lauren Denoux & husband Justin, Tori Waite & fiancé Ricky Bourgeois, Nick Waite, and Cavin Skidmore. Gertie has four great-grandchildren: Hailey Waite, Hope Johnson, Ganin Bercegeay, and Jake Johnson. Visiting at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 11 am until funeral service at 1 PM. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. The family would like to extend their thanks to the New Woman's Hospital and The Hospice of Baton Rouge. To all of the "Sweeties" who cared for her, we are eternally grateful. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Ln, Baton Rouge, LA 70810. Family and friends may sign the online memorial, leave a personal note to the family, or order flowers at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Mar. 27 to Mar. 29, 2014
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