Cornelius A. Zolicoffer, 35, passed away November 10, 2020. Visitation will begin at 3 pm at True Bible Baptist Church with Celebration of Life services immediately following.
Cornelius A. Zolicoffer was born on November 22, 1984 to Minnie Zolicoffer and Roscoe Allen in Chicago, Illinois.
He attended North High School, where he played basketball, but got his GED years later.
Cornelius had many skills and talents. He never went without working. He was a true go getter.
Cornelius is a great soul! He was an amazing man, dad, friend, son, brother, uncle, cousin, ect. He was loyal to a fault! His smile and laugh were contagious! It wasn’t possible to be in a bad mood around him for long. He was so loving and kind that he would give a stranger the shirt off his back. He was a God
fearing man. No matter what was going on in his life or where he was on Sunday he would go to church with his family. He loved the Holidays and all the traditions! Especially the food! He would try and always help in the kitchen but he was better on the grill! I made sure to keep snacks on the night stand because
his sweet tooth was so bad that he would wake up and eat them in the middle of the night! He loved to spend time with friends and family. Whether it was playing pool, bowling, or just hanging out listening to music. And he made sure that pictures were taken! More than anything he loved being a dad! His kids
were his world (biological and not) He often played bored games and card games with the kids. He was so competitive that one time they played a game of Monopoly for over a week! He always came out on top in anything he did such as playing basketball! No matter what he did he always made sure to give it
his all and never gave up!
On November 10, 2020 Cornelius got his heavenly wings.
Cornelius leaves behind his children Tania Zolicoffer, Mercedes Winters, Miracle Zolicoffer and Isaiah Zolicoffer (in his
heart he had 7 other children). Grandmother, Essie Zolicoffer; Mother, Minnie Zolicoffer; Father, Roscoe
Allen; Step father, Artee Smith Sr.; Siblings, Quintalla Zolicoffer, Artee (Jesse) Smith Jr., Dominique Smith,
Donte Moore, Tharin Moore, Jonta Moore, Sharon Moore, and Breanna Moore; Grandchild, A’Neah Harris.
*CDC guidelines will be followed with masks required during the Visitation and Celebration of Life. Up to 50 individuals will be allowed in the sanctuary during the Celebration of Life. Social Distancing will strongly be encouraged.
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