Cornelius Edgar Edinburgh passed away peacefully on December 8 at the age of 95. He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Colestine Jones Edinburgh, parents Beulah and Cornelius Edinburgh, son Cornelius III, daughter Constance and brother Theophilus Labyzon. He is survived by daughters, Sedia Bazile and Sonia St. Cyr; three sisters Roberta Kennedy, Antoinette Williams, Alice Bellaire and one brother Samuel Edinburgh; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren and 3 greatgreat grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. He was a New Orleans native, educated in the public school system. Former owner of Edinburgh's Beauty and Barber Supply, at the time of his death he was employed as a bond clerk for the Orleans Criminal Court System. Golf and his church were his passions. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Williams- Ross United Methodist Church or the Cornelius Edinburgh Memorial Fund at Tulane Loyola Federal Credit Union. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday December 21 at 11:00am at Williams Ross United Methodist Church, 7510 Pearl St. New Orleans, LA 70118. Repast immediately following at Blessed Trinity Hall 3900 General Taylor St. New Orleans.
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Published in The New Orleans Advocate from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21, 2013