Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 22, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Dora Second Baptist Church with burial in Davis Cemetery (adjoining the church). Bro. Floyd Peters will officiate.
Visitation will be today, August 21, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Bell Funeral Home Sumiton has been entrusted with the arrangements.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, William Harlston Burks, Aubrey Wheatley, and Fred Lee Cummings; daughter, Elizabeth Burks Bynum; parents, William and Mary Elizabeth Cornelius; brothers, Lloyd T. Cornelius and Roger L. Cornelius; and sisters, Edna Cornelius Conner and Betty Cornelius Carmichael.
She is survived by her daughters, Violet Burks Shelby of Montevallo, Brenda Burks Stamps of Dora, Belinda Burks Desiderio of Cullman, Melissa Wright Putzier of Huntsville, and Sharon Wheatley Krock of St. Louis, Ill.; sisters, Billie Harrison of Dora, Bobbie Cheeks of Bellflower, Calif., and Patsy Carmichael of Argo; brother, Raymond Cornelius of Hayden; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Bell Funeral Home, Sumiton; 205-648-6611