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Cornella J. Isom

May 9, 1948 ~ March 2, 2022 (age 73)


We are sad to announce the passing of Cornella J. Isom, age 73, who departed this life on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at Fort Sanders Regional after a courageous fight. 

Cornella graduated Austin High School class of 1966. She was employed at Lakeshore Mental Health Institute as a Psychiatric Technician where she retired. She was active in her community and loved to cook, sew, and garden.

Cornella was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Those who await her at the gates of Heaven are, her husband Woody Isom; son, Johnny Jackson; parents, James Jackson Sr. and Dorothy May Hughes Jackson; siblings, Lela Rogers, James Jr., Augustus “Pee Wee” and Sidney Jackson; aunt, Daisy Dougherty and great aunt, Jeannie Hicks.

 Left to cherish her memory are her devoted daughter and caregiver, Dorothy (Sam) Patterson; loving daughters, Karla Isom and Nancy Colquitt; grandchildren Ayrrianna and Nickey Jackson, Faith Colquitt; great grandchildren, Ayrhija Barrett, Adiaree and Santonio Hutchinson; nieces, Michelle Rogers, Cassandra (Rob) Willis and Lela Graves; nephews, Walter Jr. and Bernard Rogers; great nieces, Shameka, Shaonna and Shamiya; great nephew, De’Angelo; a host of other family and several friends to include childhood best friend, Evelyn Banks. 

Friday, March 11, 2022, a public walkthrough is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2137 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, Knoxville, TN.  Adhering to COVID-19 protocol, social distancing and face coverings are required. A Celebration of Life service will follow for immediate family and close friends. Pastor Vincent Jones, Jr. is the eulogist.  Flowers may be delivered to the church prior to the walkthrough. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com.

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