Cornice Eltaib

Mother Cornie Tharpe Eltaib of Henry, TN passed away January 6, 2022, at Saint Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro, TN, daughter of the late Melvin Tharpe and Pearlie Mai Milton-Tharpe, was born March 22, 1954, in Paris, TN. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, from 1-2 p.m. with funeral to follow at Mount Zion Baptist Church, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Trinity Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. All florals can be delivered to the church on Friday at noon. She attended Henry Elementary. She was a 1973 graduate of Henry County High School, where she played basketball. She continued her education at Tennessee State University to study nursing. She was employed at the Tennessee State Mental Institution. She also worked at the Health Department as a private duty Certified Nursing Assistant. She is preceded in death by brothers Randy Morris Tharpe, Melvin Tharpe Jr., Willie and Billie Tharpe and Joe David Webb; and sisters Kathy Ann Webb, Erma Webb, Robbie Nell Armstrong and Addie B. Pritchard. She is survived by daughters Laketa Cohnes and LaGina Tharpe, both of Smyrna, TN, and Elexus Tharpe of Paris, TN; sons: Henry Tharpe and Lizekiel Graves, both of Henry, TN, and Vernon Tharpe of Parsons, TN; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild, Harper Essencemacher; sisters Bettye Milton and Katherine Young; brother, Harvey (Selena) Tharpe; sister-in-law, Virginia Tharpe; and a special friend, Naomi “Fat” Arceneaux.

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