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Pat Cornelius

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Pat Cornelius

Hot Springs, AR

Patricia Looney Cornelius, 72, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away July 9, 2018. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Willie and Clela Looney on April 27, 1946.

Always amazing, Pat enjoyed many careers including Interior Design, Real Estate, Auto Sales, Painter, Gardener, Thoroughbred Racehorse Owner and Boutique Owner.

Pat's vibrancy and energy continue to be a beacon to her family. She is survived by Tom Cornelius of Hot Springs whom she married on January 23, 1965. To him she was "Pattie" and always "pretty as a picture." They had more than 53 years of love, family, and adventure. Together they enjoyed traveling and hiking with their Ouachita Mountain Hiker friends.

However, their biggest adventure was their family which includes her daughters, Shann Cornelius (Joe) Lawson of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Leslee Cornelius (Andy) Ray of Collierville, Tennessee; her grandchildren, Tommy (Cody) Ray, Michael (Kendra) Kennedy, Drew (Ashley) Ray, Samantha Kennedy, and Jacob Kennedy; great-grandchild, Layne Ray; her sisters, Carol Thompson of Somerville, South Carolina, Kay (Jim) Winchester of Rossville, Tennesse, and Carla (Tim) Armour of Charlotte, North Carolina; and her brother, Bill (Belynda) Looney of Lexington, Tennessee.

She loved reading, painting, and shopping excursions, but her heart was fullest when she had the lake house full of grandchildren. Being "Grandee" was the sweetest adventure of all.

A Visitation and Memorial Service will be held at Collierville Funeral Home in Collierville Tennessee on Saturday, July 14. The family will receive visitors beginning at Noon and the memorial service will begin at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to .

The online obituary, guestbook and memorial tribute are available at
Published in The Commercial Appeal on July 13, 2018
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