Stephanie McGinnis Cornette

Published 2:06 pm Thursday, December 20, 2018

SUFFOLK — Stephanie McGinnis Cornette, 48, went home on Dec. 16, 2018.

She was born in Chula Vista, California, but raised in Virginia Beach before calling Suffolk her home.

She was a daughter of the late Rev. Stephen Jack McGinnis and Deanna McGinnis. She was also predeceased by her sister, Marcy M. Sapienza.

Over the years, Stephanie worked as a teacher for Salem High School, Suffolk Christian Academy, Stonebridge Academy and even homeschooled.

She was a member of River of Life Baptist Church in Franklin, Virginia, and a longtime member of Southside Baptist Church in Suffolk. She had a serving heart and served on mission trips locally and abroad. She was integral in the starting of the American Heritage Girl Troop VA 1412 in Suffolk.

Stephanie is survived by her husband of 23 years, R. Scott Cornette; children, Michael Scott, Laura Ann and Rachel Mae; siblings, Jennifer McGinnis Thompson (Willard,) Daniel F. McGinnis (Sabine,) Belen M. Bruno, Kacy McGinnis and Sarah McGinnis; and a very large extended family.

The celebration of life service will be on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m., in Southside Baptist Church with Chaplain Jan Dickens officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Lawn Cemetery.

Friends may join the family for a time of visitation on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Parr Funeral Home & Crematory.

Memorial donations may be made to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, DUMC 3624, Durham, NC 27710.

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