Michael Rochelle Cornelius was born February 4, 1962, in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the beloved son of the late Melvin and Mable Hannah Cornelius. He departed this life to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Columbia, South Carolina.
Cornelius was educated in the public schools of Richland County. He worked for many years in construction before his health declined.
Cornelius loved life, and lived it to the fullest. He was independent, kind, loving and compassionate. He loved music and he loved to dance. His favorite tune was “Cause I Love You”, by Lenny Williams.
Though he was taken from us too soon, he has left a legacy of love, laughter and caring to all who loved and knew him.
Those who will forever cherish his memories are his son, Qwan Cornelius of Columbia, South Carolina; four precious grandchildren; his loving and caring siblings, Melvin (Debbie) Cornelius, Jr. of Savannah, Georgia; Barbara Cornelius, Catherine Cornelius, Stephaine (Darell) McCord, Christy Cornelius, Valerie Morgan, Darrick Cornelius, all of Columbia, South Carolina; Darlene Hannah of Mechanicsville, Virginia; one caring uncle John Cornelius of Columbia, South Carolina; one loving aunt, Mary A. Campbell of Orange, New Jersey; a host of nephews, nieces and other loving relatives and dear friends, all of who joined the family in sharing the grief caused by his untimely departure.