James E. Cornett, affectionately know as "Jimmy Squirt", passed away on October 29, 2012, at the age of 64. Born to Wade and Ellena Cornett in Hazard, KY. Jimmy was a graduate of Jesup W. Scott in 1966 and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War
. Jimmy graduated from Wayne State Mortuary College in 1986 and worked in the funeral industry for several years. Jimmy retired from the Laborers Union Local 500 and founded/co-owned Photogenics Photography Studio. He was an avid dancer, teaching ballroom dancing and a dedicated member of Narcotics Anonymous for 17 years.
He is survived by his wife, Andre Denise Woodson-Cornett; mother, Ellena Cornett; children, Jamie (Orlando "Pete") Loyd, Adrian and Sonya Woodson; sisters, Acquanetta Gregory, Cassandra (Lee) Byers of Houston, TX, Elaine (Arthur) Cornett-Thomas of Mint Hill, NC and Kathi Cornett; grandchildren, Kayla, Orlando R., Jonathan, Nakisha and Shanise; one great-grandchild, Alaysia, and a host of family and friends.
Services are Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 12:00 noon at United Vision Baptist Church 821 E. Manhattan Blvd. preceded by 11:00 a.m. wake. Visitation is Tuesday 7:00-9:00 p.m. at The House of Day Funeral Home. Please sign register book at www.houseofday.com