Cornelius Funches

Cornelius Gilchrist Funches Jr.

Friday, November 20th, 1942 - Sunday, August 2nd, 2020
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Mr. Cornelius Gilchrist Funches, Jr., lovingly known as “Cook”, was born on November 20, 1942 in Jacksonville, Florida to Cornelius Mack Funches, Sr. and Mrs. Ozie Bell Funches. He received a formal education in the school system of Jacksonville and learned masonry skills from his father who was a contractor. A graduate of Stanton Preparatory School where he was awarded a full scholarship to college, Cornelius decided to join the United State Army in 1961 where he served three years. After his military tour ended, he returned to Jacksonville.

Cornelius was very skillful and worked at the following companies: Firestone Tire Company, Criswell Tire Company, B & B Exterminating, and Anchor Hawkins Company. Cook worked and retired from Kaiser Aluminum/National Car Company after 30 years of service. After retirement, he worked as a bus driver for M.C. Harris, First Student, and Durham Bus Services.

Cornelius enjoyed fishing, collecting trains, and was always curious about how things worked. He loved to watch sports and TV westerns. The true love of his life was Ms. Betty Ann Jones, who he met and married on May 30, 1970. They remained together 56 years until his passing.

Cornelius was predeceased by his parents, Mr. Cornelius Mack Funches, Sr., and Mrs. Ozie Bell Funches; sisters, Ernestine Funches and Barbara Griffin; brothers, David, Randolph, and Mack. This devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020.

He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving wife of 50 years, Mrs. Betty A. Funches; son, Terry Funches; daughters, Ms. Regina Farley and Ms. Katrina Williams; grandchildren, Mr. Darrin Le’Sean Funches, Doneka Williams (Gary), Willie Gilbert, Jr. (Danielle), and Dometria Gilbert; great-grandchildren, Ke’Arie, DJ, Kelieyah, Khelani’, Isaiah, and Giovanni’; sisters, Voncile Smith (Bernard) and Delores Stanberry; sister-in-law, Mrs. Harriette Funches; godson, Mr. Cedric Mitchell; a host of nieces; amongst them Ms. Lurile “Lee” Mansfield and Laquanta “June” Jones; nephews, Anthony Richardson (Shannice); cousins, numerous relatives, and many sorrowing friends, including his long-time friend, Ms. Patricia Taylor.

The funeral service for Cornelius Gilchrist Funches, Jr. will be held 12:30 pm Saturday, August 15th, 2020 at the Church of Christ At US Hwy 1 6452 New Kings Road Jacksonville, FL 32219. The visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Friday, August 14th, 2020 at the Funerals by T.S. Warden 4315 North Main Street Jacksonville, FL 32206. 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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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 14th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, August 14th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Funerals by T.S. Warden
    4315 North Main Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32206
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 15th, 2020 | 12:30pm
    Saturday, August 15th, 2020 12:30pm
    Church of Christ At US Hwy 1
    6452 New Kings Road
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  • Interment

    Saturday, August 15th, 2020 |
    Saturday, August 15th, 2020
    Edgewood Cemetery
    4519 Edgewood Drive
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Toris Kitchen

Posted at 11:49am
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Cheryl Jackson

Posted at 03:53pm
My brother in law Cornelius G. Funches better known as Cook. From the very first time I met the family I was no stranger Cook had a very sweet and loving spirit about himself he and my beautiful sis n law accepted and always showed love for me they were and still are the greatest in laws anyone could ever wish for. Cook was always smiling and having fun with his family. I will always cherish the family gatherings and cookouts at their home. Cook was a great husband a wonderful father and grandfather as well as brother in law.I can imagine him now looking down on us with that beautiful smile saying to my sister Betty I love you just as you love me but God love me best don't share too many tears just remember the love and memories and know that I am fine resting in peace with my Father in Heaven whom loved me best. Earth has no sorrows that Heaven can't heal. Love you Brother , Cheryl

Leon and Renee Austin Harris

Posted at 12:51am
Betty and family,

We are saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved Funches. I shall forever remember how you two enjoyed each other’s company and shared soooo many good times! Gods blessings to you all and May the memories of the good times remain with you always!

Leon and Renée Austin Harris

Samuel Crawford

Posted at 08:00pm

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