Cornwall-Dorsey, Jeanette A

Jeanette Ann Cornwell Dorsey, 87, of Kenova, WV, died at her home on September 4, 2019. She was born August 4, 1932, the daughter of the late William Jennings and Wilma Gustin Cornwell. Others preceding her in death; her husband, Lowell Dorsey; brother and sister-in-law Dan and Neola Cornwell; baby sister Roseanna Cornwell; and grandson-in-law Joshua Collins.

She is survived by her twin brother, Jennings Cornwell, of Ceredo, and his wife Violet, a wonderful sister-in-law and friend. Also, daughters Rhonda Adkins (Rev. Randy) of Huntington and Maria Dorsey, her mother’s faithful caregiver. Brother-in-law James Ronald Dorsey (Judy), of South Daytona, FL; and sister-in-law Karen Johnston (Neal), of Port Orange, FL.

Grandchildren: Chris Ball (Dawn), of Ceredo; Matthew Adkins (Jessica), of Huntington; Steven Ball (Tammy), of Cattletsburg; Erin Collins, of Kenova; and Sean Adkins, of Huntington.

Great grandchildren: Taryn Lambeth (Andrew), of Columbia, TN; Kelsey Ball, of Cattletsburg; Christopher Ball, of Ceredo; Kate Ball, of Ceredo; and Amelia Adkins, of Huntington.

She is survived by a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, friends, and a loving, supportive church family. Honorable mention to her great grand dogs, Bentley, Bella, Bayley, Boomer, Orphie, Zoey, Molly, Scooby, Marshall, Mia, Charli, and Max.

Jeannette was a 1950 graduate of Ceredo-Kenova High School, and was a faithful member of Kenova United Methodist Church for all of her life, where she was a Sunday School teacher for 60 years. She was an assistant manager and the “Ticket Lady” at Dreamland Pool for 34 years. She was a lover of football and basketball, and all things Marshall University.

Services will be held ‪Sunday September 8, 2019‬, at Kenova United Methodist Church, ‪503 Fifteenth Street, Kenova, WV.‬ Visitation will be ‪from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.‬, with a celebration of Jeanette’s life to follow ‪at 4 p.m.‬, with  Rev. Jim Richards officiating.

Burial will follow at Docks Creek Cemetery.

Flowers are appreciated, but donations can also be made to Kenova United Methodist Church.

Rollins Funeral Home will be assisting with the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

4 Replies to “Cornwall-Dorsey, Jeanette A”

  1. I was very saddened to learn of Jeanette’s passing. She was a good and Godly woman who will be missed. May God comfort and strengthen her family at this most difficult time. With deepest sympathy.

  2. Rhonda, Maria and Family,
    So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Praying God will comfort you all during your time of grief.

  3. She will be greatly missed by all friends and family.
    Beautiful lady. Inside and out too

  4. I am so very sorry to hear about Jeannette. She was one of the most special and dearest people in my life. I am sorry I will be unable to make it to the funeral but please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all very much!!

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