Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Curtis B. Cornick

01/21/1919 - 11/19/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue.

Service Information

WATCH FUNERAL LIVE ONLINE..A funeral service will be held, 10am, Friday, November 24, 2017
Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Chapel
120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk VA

Interment Information

Roosevelt Memorial Park
1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake VA

On Sunday, November 19, 2017, God called his son and servant to his heavenly home. Curtis died peacefully in his home in Chesapeake, VA, after an illness. Curtis was the son of Rosa Brown Cornick and Clinton Cornick, Sr.; having been born in Princess Anne County (Virginia Beach), VA, on January 21, 1919. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Clinton, Jr., Lillian and Louise Cornick and Jacob Caffee; his nephew Clinton Cornick III and his granddaughter, Cherica Jeanine Brown; and his great nephew, Christopher Cornick. Curtis (fondly known as Peter) leaves to cherish his memory his daughters, Rosa C Webster and Jeanette C Brown Bane; four grandchildren, Crystal Lynnette Fisher, Kerry Giles (Pamela), Barbita DeJoi Webster-White (Steven); and Chiron Brown; ten great grandchildren, Sylvia High (Rick), Crystal Lott (Brian), Glennardo Ryland, Nicole Ryland, Ritchie Duffie, Devon Fisher, Jeanae Brown Campbell, Jason and Shayla Campbell; and Steven A. White II; and five great-great grandchildren, Shaheim Lott; Makari, Julian, Micah Ryland; and Melasia White.. Peter was dedicated to providing care and shelter for members of his community in Atlantic Park, Virginia Beach, VA, Peter also leaves his “adopted” daughter, Octavia Patton, her mother Geraldine Patton and her siblings, Tiffany and Erykah Patton; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Reared on his grandfather Augustus Brown’s farm off London Bridge Rd in Virginia Beach, Curtis was taught the principals of faith in God and accepted Christ at an early age. He proceeded to practice those Christian principles daily and was a stranger to no one that he met. Upon his grandfather’s death and the death of his father, “Peter” as he was affectionately called, left the public school in the 7th grade and assumed the responsibility for caring for his mother, his siblings and the farm. In the late 1950’s the farm was annexed by the government through Eminent Domain and the family was scattered throughout the city. Peter settled in the African American community of Atlantic Park where he eventually constructed two houses; and was able to fulfill his desire to “live in a house along the side of the road and be a friend to man.”* He shared his houses with special family and friend, Joyce Druitt Lassiter; and anyone who needed a safe place to stay while they climbed back on their feet. The house eventually became a temporary home for more than 100 persons over the course of the 50 years that he lived on Sykes Ave. Once settled in Atlantic Park, Peter took up the occupation of Landscaper and worked primarily caring for the lawns of families that resided along the North End of Atlantic Avenue and in Birdneck Point in Virginia Beach. He used this as an opportunity to train the young men in his neighborhood on the advantages of working hard and being industrious; often taking them along to help with the lawns. Keith and Barry Land; James and Paul Brown, and his nephews Jerome, Jay, Curtis, Stacey and Del Cornick were often part of Peter’s merry band. Others befriended along the way included Fred McKinnon, who reciprocated by serving as a part time, yet very dependable, caregiver; along with Peter’s granddaughter Lynnette, during the last years of Peter’s life.

Bishop Bernard Williams I am genuinely heartbroken to learn of Peter's passing. After leaving the area over 40 years ago, I lost connection with him. I remember fondly the times he would bring aunt Rosa to visit with my grandmother who was her sister. Those were fond memories indeed. As family, we NEED to reconnect. Please know you are in my praters. Because of my own health challenges I cannot be with you but hope Rosa or Jeanette will contact me. I now live in PORTSMOUTH. [757]606-2836 I LOVE YOU!
Posted: 11/23/2017
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Nicole My sincere thoughts and prayers are with your family. We look forward to the day when sickness pain and death will be a thing of the past, Revelation 21:4
Posted: 11/21/2017
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