Cecilia Kate “Cela” (McDaniel) Corso, age 61, of Jesup, Georgia, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020.
Cela was the daughter of the late Francis Cecil McDaniel and Janet Cowart. She was born on October 30, 1958, on a United States Air Force base while her father was stationed in England. Cela was a 1976 graduate of Warner Robins High School. Following her high school graduation, Cela honorably served her country in the United States Air Force. After leaving the Air Force, Cela eventually moved to Indiana, where she married and gave birth to three children. Later in life, Cela moved back to South Georgia to care for her dad in his final years.
A homemaker primarily, Cecilia was a loving mother, sister, aunt and loyal friend, but most of all, a proud and loving “Nana” to her grandchildren. She has left an unforgettable imprint on their hearts. She was funny and loved to make people laugh. Her own laugh and smile were contagious to everyone around her.
Over the years, she made countless gallons of sweet tea, chicken and many other southern dishes that brought family, friends and strangers to gather together in joy. And, in her own right, she was quite the fisherwoman! Cela had a kind and indomitable spirit, a strong work ethic and was known for always being someone you could count on. She possessed infinite compassion and empathy, which was so deeply felt and loved by her family, friends and the elderly for whom she served as a caregiver. She will be greatly missed.
Her memories will be forever treasured by her daughter, Marie Patterson and husband, Tony, of Kathleen, Georgia; two sons, Salvator Anthony Corso and Joshua Michael Corso; brother, Francis (“Frank”) E. McDaniel and wife, Cynthia, of Blairsville, Georgia; her long-term partner, Michael Cannon of Jesup, Georgia; grandchildren, Anna Corso, Elizabeth Corso, Jacob Corso, Antonio MacCombs, Cruz MacCombs and Mia Patterson; two nephews, Francis Garrett and Christian Lee McDaniel; great Uncle Johnnie McDaniel and Aunt Joyce of Warner Robins, Georgia and great Uncle Ray Eugene (Gene”) McDaniel; many beloved cousins; and, her two life “sisters,” one her best friend, Simone Darsey Taylor and the other, her first cousin, Marca McDaniel Bishop.
A family-only private memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 2, 2020, at The Farmhouse at McCullough Funeral Home in Warner Robins with Reverend Marty Watson officiating.
The family wishes to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has provided support, prayers, friendship, and love.
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