Patricia Joyce Houchin Cornwell

Patricia Joyce Houchin Cornwell, 85, of Kenova, W.Va. widow of Robert “Tootles” Cornwell passed away Thursday, Januar 5, 2023 at her home. She was born April 10, 1937 in Ceredo, a daughter of the late, Vernon St. Elmo and Gladys Stewart Houchin. She was a graduate of C-K High School and later was a nurse at Huntington Hospital for many years. Pat leaves behind her four children, Dwayne (Diana) Cornwell of Proctorville, OH, Tim (Colleen) Cornwell, Steve (Elaine) Cornwell and Stephanie (Richard) Elkins all of Kenova, W. Va. Also surviving are her grandchildren, who called her Granny Pat, Brandon, Ashlee, Blayne, Eann, Timmy (Trish), Emmanuel, Brittany (Becka), and Nick (Allie); great grandchildren, Garrett, Madeline, Emelia, Jayla, Bryce, Evy, Barrett, Berkley and Mylah; and one brother, Jack Houchin of North Carolina. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Frank Houchin. Pat was an active member of Kenova United Methodist Church and was involved in many of the ministries of the church. She loved to cook and was part of the We Care Team, she liked quilting with the Busy Fingers quilting group, she sang in both the Chancel and Golden Chords Choirs, she enjoyed being part of the Mentor Program between KUMC and Kenova Elementary School and was a member of the Loyal Bible Sunday School Class. During the Fall Bazaar, we all enjoyed Pat’s famous apple dumplings. One of Pat’s many gifts was the gift of hospitality. Whenever she cooked for her own family she always made sure she also fed her widowed friends and anyone else who needed a hot meal. Pat will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2023 at Kenova United Methodist Church. The funeral service will begin at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Andrew Tennant officiating. Burial will follow in Ceredo Crescent Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Pat’s memory to: KUMC 503 15th Street, Kenova, W.Va. 25530. Rollins Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences may be expressed at

3 Replies to “Patricia Joyce Houchin Cornwell”

  1. I am so sorry for the family’s loss of Pat. She was always sweet and kind to me.

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