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Ejunya Patilla Corn
July 21, 1941 ~ May 8, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Ejunya Patilla Corn, affectionately known by all as “Mama Corn" fulfilled her journey here on earth on Monday, May 8, 2023, surrounded by her family.
She was the ninth child born on July 21, 1941, to William H and Ruth (Bryant) Hill Sr. in Cowan,
TN. Mama Corn completed her education in the Franklin County Tennessee school system,
graduating from Townsend High School where she was a phenomenal high school basketball
player. She also enjoyed and became an avid bowler that participated in several leagues in
Lorain County. She found the love of her life, Collier Corn, at a baseball game in Tennessee.
Mama and Pop Corn joined in holy matrimony on November 2, 1961, in Tennessee. Pop Corn
traveled to Ohio to establish a home for his family. After which, Mama Corn and her firstborn
(Rochell) followed shortly after.
Upon settling in Elyria, Mama Corn united with Second Baptist Church where she held several
positions. Her love for music showed as she sang in the Senior Choir, directed the Male Chorus
and she was one of the founders of The Lorain County Outreach Community Choir.
Mama Corn was very active in her church and held many offices. She helped organize the
Outreach Mission, member of Senior Mission, Church Women United, and Lorain County
Deaconess, and Stewardess. Mama was dedicated to Northern Ohio Baptist District
Association as well as the Sandusky Sub-District.
The heart of mama Corn’s ministry was making sure no one would go hungry. She helped feed at the church and volunteered frequently at Franklin Elementary School; this is how she became a cafeteria worker in the Elyria elementary school district. Mama Corn was truly a blessing to many. She will forever be remembered as a beautiful, God-fearing vessel for HIM. She had such an infectious energy that those around her could not resist. Everybody on the south side of Elyria knew Mama Corn and respected her greatly.
Mama Corn leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters, D. Rochell Corn Elyria, OH and Sirena (Darick) Corn-Cain of St. Cloud, FL: 2 grandsons Zion J. Corn, Nashville TN and Dominay W. Cain, St. Cloud FL.; sisters, Ernestine Hill of Nashville, TN; Sallye Jean Speight of New Castle, PA: Maria Butler, of Nashville, TN; brothers Albert (Gladys) Hill of Nashville TN, Charles Hill of Anchorage, Alaska. She leaves a hosts of bonus siblings, Forrest (Pat) Bullocks, Beverly Beidleman, Dale Bullocks, Kathy and Karen Bullocks. She also leaves her devoted caregivers, Linda Jeffries, Cheryl Donaldson and Ethelene White. She leaves a host of god-children, nieces and nephews, friends and her church family.
Mama Corn was preceded in death by her husband Collier, parents, William and Ruth Hill, brother; William Henry Hill Jr.; sisters, Ruth Evelyn (Hill) Brasier and Gladys Arnell Hill, Nila Z. Hill.
Services will be held at Second Baptist Church, 427 Chapman Lane, Elyria OH 44035 on
Friday, May 19, 2023. Viewing 10:00 - 11:00 am and Celebration of Life at 11:00. Internment