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Cornelia Williams Hogge, 96, of Hayes, passed away May 23, 2018 at Riverside Convalescent Center-Mathews.

Cornelia was the longest living member of Providence Baptist Church, where she was also a member of the Ruth Sunday School Class and the Alice Fields Missionary Circle. She was a member of the York River Circle of The King’s Daughters and Sons.

When Drs. Raymond and William Brown had a practice in Gloucester, Cornelia worked as an office assistant for them. Her greatest love was sharing her life with her first love and husband, Graham and her family at their home on Sarah’s Creek. Her love of the beauty of nature she passed down to all of her family. She was a faithful witness of her Lord Jesus Christ and always had a special place in her heart of support for those in the mission field. She was the beloved Grundy to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her legacy of Christianity, love and kindness will be remembered by her family forever.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cabot and Mae Thornton Williams; husband, J. Graham Hogge; son, Scott T. Hogge, and brother, Lee Williams.

She is survived by her brother, Hayes Williams (Joyce); son, James G. “Jimmy” Hogge (Alice); daughter, Sharon H. “Sherry” Shackelford; grandchildren, Amy H. Eccleston, Tom Hogge (Angela), Matt Shackelford (Tiina), Kristen Collier, Ryan Hogge (Sandra) and Taylor Hogge, and great-grandchildren, Ethan Collier, Aidan Collier, Miranda Shackelford, Alix Shackelford, Damen Riordan, Isaiah Riordan, Lily Hogge, Alistair Hogge, Quincy Hogge and Scarlet Hogge.

A funeral service conducted by the Rev. Chris McMillan was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at Providence Baptist Church. Interment followed in Rosewell Memorial Garden Cemetery.

In memory of Cornelia the family desires contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, 870 Greenbriar Tower II, Suite 404, Norfolk, Va. 23320.

Arrangements under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home and Crematory, Gloucester Point. Please visit to share condolences and memories.