Date of Birth: August 10, 1984
Date of Death: October 24, 2019
Cornell “Nelly” LeJander was born on August 10, 1984 to the parents of Charles E. LeJander Sr. and Joyce M. Stuart. Cornell was introduced to Christ at an early age while attending Emmanuel Church of God in Christ under the leadership of the late Bishop Felton E. King. He faithfully attended Sunday School. Cornell was also active in the Youth Ministry and Children’s Choir under the leadership of Pastor Felton King at Gospel Restoration Center. Cornell attended Mary McLeod Bethune, Sun Valley Elementary Schools and Trevor G. Browne and Metro Tech High Schools where he completed General Studies and obtained an Electrician certification. During his Junior year in High School, Cornell was selected for “Who’s Who Among American High School Students.” Following High School graduation, he completed several college courses at Glendale Community College. At the time of his passing, Cornell worked in the Customer Service industry. Cornell has touched the lives of many through his smile, his personality, his compassion, his generosity, and genuine concern for others. He loved to laugh and have a good time. If you were down, he always had a positive word or something funny to say to lift your spirit. He shared his love of food and cooking with many. Cornell is proceeded in death by his father, Charles E. LeJander Sr., his maternal grandparents; Augustus (Hazel Nickles) and paternal grandparents; Arthur LeJander Sr. (Martha Bell LeJander) of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Cornell leaves to cherish his memories; his mother, Joyce Stuart of El Mirage, Arizona, his brothers; Charles LeJander Jr. of El Mirage, Arizona, Deven LeJander (Erika LeJander) of Surprise, Arizona, Nicholas LeJander of Peoria, Arizona, Jason LeJander of El Mirage, Arizona, his sisters; Veidra Drake of Phoenix, Arizona, and Laurell Lindholm (Adam Lindholm) of Yukon, Oklahoma. He also leaves to cherish a host of other relatives and friends.
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