Helen “Nikki” Nicole Corn, 34, of Elyria, departed this life Tuesday, January 29, 2013 following a long illness. Born in Elyria on January 5, 1979, Nikki resided in Elyria her entire life. She was a 1997 graduate of Elyria High School.
Nikki Joined Second Baptist Church at an early age. As a youth, she participated in Children’s Band, Guild Girls, the Cherub Choir, the Youth Choir and Sunday School.
Nikki leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Shaidale Corn; father, Bobbie L. Corn, Sr.; step mother, Vallecia Corn; brothers, Elondale (Donal) Shepherd of Lorain, Bobbie Corn, Jr., Eric Corn, Larry Dockery, Jr. and Gerome Donald of Elyria and Gerald (Hali) Donald of California; sister, Jocelyn Hawthorne of Elyria; grandmother, Helen Corn of Elyria; three nieces, Brianna Logsdon, Mikayla Shepherd and Kavonna Shepherd of Elyria; three nephews, Theron Corn, Kavion Shepherd and Jaelon Shepherd of Elyria; uncles, LaRond (Dorthea) Corn of Akron, Ronnie (Angela) Shepherd of Elyria, Bobby (Marte) Shepherd of Beachwood, Mark (Penny) Shepherd of Dayton, Craig (Lonna) Shepherd of Cedar Hill, Texas, Johnny (Vilma) Shepherd of Bedford, Texas; aunts, Joanne (James) Tucker of Elyria, Betty (Mike) Menifield of Detroit, Michigan and Bonnie Pardon of Lorain and many other special and dear cousins, aunts, uncles, her loving and caring aide, Judy and neighbor, Syl.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Glenda D. (nee Shepherd) Corn; her paternal grandparents, George and Mary Helen (nee Bryant) Corn; her maternal grandparents, Roy and Johnnie Pearl (nee Payne) Shepherd; and her aunt, Minerva (nee Shepherd) Daniels.
Friends may call Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from 10 A.M. until time of service at 11 A.M. in the Second Baptist Church, 427 Chapman Lane (16th Street), Elyria. Pastor Carl P. Small, will officiate. Interment will be in Brookdale Cemetery in Elyria.
Arrangements entrusted to Carter Funeral Home, 127 W. Bridge St., OH 44035, (440) 322-7788.