Betty Gale Mayo Cornelius (1951 - 2018)

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Betty Gale Mayo Cornelius went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 22,2018 in Odessa, Texas.
She was born May 11, 1951 in Bastrop, LA to D. R. and Zelma Roy Mayo. Betty grew up in Jones, La and moved to Andrews, TX in 1982 where she met and married Clarence "Butch" Cornelius on February 14, 1986. She worked for Kirby West and retired in 2014 after 30 years. Betty was a very private person, but she loved her family. Betty's favorite hobbies were remodeling her home and going fishing with Butch. She liked all the new gadgets like the Google home speaker and mini tablets. She also collected state spoons and loved baking Christmas cookies with her nieces and nephews. She will always be remembered for her infectious laugh and her love of Coca Cola.
Betty is survived by her husband of 32 years, Clarence "Butch" Cornelius of Andrews, TX, her father D. R. Mayo of Bastrop, LA, sons Phillip Patterson of Bastrop, LA, and Randy Diel of Austin, TX, her sisters Janett Mayo Young of Hamburg, AR, Brenda Mayo Frisby of Oak Grove, LA, Geraldine Mayo Goodson and husband Mark Goodson of Bonita, LA, Bonnie Mayo Sawyer of Bastrop, LA, Sandra Schneider and husband Greg of Rockwall, TX, brothers Alvis Mayo of Bastrop, LA, Randy Mayo and wife Nancy Mayo of Oak Grove, Charles Fleming of Texas, Doyle Fleming of Texas and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
She is also survived by sisters-in-law Cassandra Savell and husband Michael of Andrews, TX and their children Gina Smith, Carolyn Smith and husband Keegan, and Christopher Smith and Molly Hier and husband Frank of Overbrook, KS and their children Niki Hier, her sons Aubrey and Bradyn, and Aubrey Hier and wife Theresa.
Betty is preceded in death by her mother and step father Zelma and Max Fleming, her paternal grandparents Dock and Gladys Mayo, her maternal grandmother Nellie Chappell, and a very special Uncle Ray Crenshaw and Aunt Sis Crenshaw.
Memorial services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Second Baptist Church, Andrews, TX with Bro. Kevin Covington officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Shriners Hospital. The family would also like to thank the nurses and doctors of MCH for their tireless service to the care and treatment of our loved one Betty Cornelius.
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise on Sept. 5, 2018
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