Cornelia Fisher

Cornelia Fisher, a long-time resident of Knoxville, has been welcomed into the arms of our Savior Jesus Christ on January 31, 2019. Ms. Fisher was born in Huntsville, Alabama on June 30, 1935. She was the third daughter of the late Willie Mae Langford Fisher and Alexander Fisher. She is preceded in death by her parents and three sisters:  Hattie Fisher, Queen Esther Fisher Duncan, and Selestine Fisher Atkins. Before the family moved to Knoxville, they briefly lived in Chattanooga, Spring City, and Dayton, Tennessee. She attended Knoxville City Schools and graduated from Austin High School in 1954. Ms. Fisher was employed by the Knox County School System, working in Early Childhood Education. In more recent years, she worked as a Foster Grandparent at the Boys and Girls Club. A long-time member of Rogers Memorial Baptist Church, she was an active participant in Missionary Circle 9, the Senior Usher Board, the Joy Club Seniors, and the Red Hat Club. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Tyrone Woodard of Knoxville; two granddaughters, Traci and Alicia Stewart; seven great-grandchildren: Derrick, De Aris and Deidre Stinson, Ashely Stewart, ReeShawn and Aliah Willis (all of Knoxville), and Ceondra Porter (of Aurora, CO); five great-great grandchildren: Rajon, Ramir, BraNiya, DeAris Jr., and Raelynn; three devoted nieces, Deborah (Edwin) McCleary of Oak Ridge, Lisa Dixon of Knoxville, and Kimberly Lisenby of Woodbridge, VA; nephew, Charles David (Roxanne) Duncan of Fort Washington, MD; and a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives. The family will receive friends at Rogers Memorial Baptist Church on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 11 AM to 12 PM with the Celebration of Life Service to follow with Pastor Michel S.E. Caldwell officiating. The final resting place will be at the Mount Olive Cemetery following the service. A white dove release will conclude the services. The family will assemble at the church on the day of services.

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