Cornelia Fountain

Cornelia Fountain

Thursday, April 30th, 1942 Saturday, March 9th, 2019

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Obituary for Cornelia Fountain (Strickland)

On April 30, 1942, early in the morning, a beautiful angel, an adorable little girl was born to Kermit Lee and Marion (Clark) Strickland in Towns (Telfair County), Georgia. She was named Cornelia Mae Strickland. Cornelia grew in love, grace and mercy! She was well-nurtured and protected as the only child in the family.

Cornelia attended and graduated from the public schools in Telfair County, Walker Business School, Florida State College of Jacksonville and the University of Florida. She’s a retired educator of 33.5 years with the Duval County Public Board of Instruction and Education. She was married to Deacon John H. Fountain and together, they’ve shared 44 years full of happy memories.

Cornelia was a true servant of God and a life-long, devoted member of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. She served faithfully and enjoyed her work as an Exhorter, Stewardess, Missionary and Lay Council member on the Local, District and Region levels. She was a renowned, excellent expounder on the Word of God and also a well-structured organizer for workshops, especially Stewardess workshops. She worked tirelessly on the Local, District and Region levels and traveled to many Connectional meetings in support of her love for the CME Church.

Cornelia passed peacefully on Saturday, March 9, 2019 and was preceded in death by her parents, Kermit and Marion Strickland; and her sister, Sharon Strickland.

Cornelia memories will be forever cherished by her family members: husband, John H. Fountain; daughters, Patricia (Ernest) Washington and Myrian Wilkes, both of Jacksonville, FL; sons, Reginald K. (Carmen) Wilkes, Patrick Air Force Base, FL, John E. Fountain, Albany, Ga, and Lawrence (Sandra) Wilcox, Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Shantell, LaTonya, Garrica (Charles), Corneisha, Nichole, Christopher (Jasmine), Kelvin, Terry, Reginald (Brittany), Tony (Sheree), Nicholas and Malcolm; great-grandchildren, Imari, Deja’, Rashad, Enijah, Tony, Alani, Ky’Nya and Myra Lyn; one aunt, beloved brother/sister-in-laws, David (Gloria) Fountain, Larry (Viola) Fountain, Rev. Willie J. (Patricia) Fountain, Aaron Fountain. Bishop Paul (Carolyn) Fortson, Norma J. Thompson, Brenda Fountain; devoted cousin, Helen (the late Dr. Elliot L.) Strickland; there are nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and classmates, too numerous to name. Cornelia will be long-remembered and forever loved by them all.

The funeral service for Cornelia Fountain will be held 11AM, Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at the Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church 4611 North Pearl Street. The visitation will be 5 - 7PM, Friday, at the church. Interment in Edgewood Cemetery. Please sign the family guest book and view the video tribute @ Arrangements in care of Tyrone S. Warden, FDIC, 4315 N. Main Street, 765-1234

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 15th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church
    4611 North Pearl Street
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    Friday, March 15th, 2019
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church
    4611 North Pearl Street
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    Saturday, March 16th, 2019
  • Interment

    Saturday, March 16th, 2019 |
    Edgewood Cemetery
    4519 Edgewood Drive
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    Saturday, March 16th, 2019

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Jennifer Kay Solomon

One of my mom's dearest friends. Great memories of Ms. Cornelia visiting my mom in McRae, Ga. God be with Mr. John and family. The family of the late Ms. Louise McDuffie
Comment | Posted at 07:17pm via Condolence

John and Brenda

My heartfelt condolences on behalf of the Carter family! The Bible describes a gift of incalculable worth to all of us including Cornelia who is now sleeping in death: "God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life." (John 3:16) This is a promise to be cherished by all whom Cornelia leaves behind!
Comment | Posted at 01:15pm via Condolence

Ava Blackmon

My heart is saddened to hear such a loss of someone so dear. May God be with you in this time of grief. Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself
Comment | Posted at 06:41am via Condolence

Liss Mcgee

Our Dear Classmate, Reginald Wilkes.
May God comfort you and your family due to the passing of your beautiful mother.
Mrs. Lisa McGee and Family
The Mighty Raines Vikings c/o 81
Comment | Posted at 10:19am via Condolence

To the family of the late Cornelia Fountain; My daughter and I send our love and condolences to you. We know she will be missed but just remember the wonderful memories you have. May God continue to keep you and bless you in this time of bereavement. Your presence from the retired teachers' meetings will surely be missed.
Lovingly yours,
Iva M. Smith, VP DCREA
Duval County Retired Educators Association
Comment | Posted at 04:49pm via Condolence

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