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In Loving Memory

Jeffrey David Cornett

June 9, 1968 – May 2, 2020

Jeffrey David Cornett 51, of Houston, Texas passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020, after a long, valiant battle with cancer. He was born June 9, 1968 in Elkton, Maryland to Mel Cornett and Gale Futty Cornett. Jeff grew up in Elkton until the age of 12 and moved with his family to Alvin, Texas. He attended Alvin High School where he was a popular student and excelled in basketball and baseball. He attended Steven F. Austin where he played baseball and received a degree in Business, majoring in Finance. Most of his career was spent in Project Management, Sales and Office Administration at AVID1, an audio/visual technology company owned by his lifelong friend, Pat Stehle.

He was preceded in death by his father, Mel Cornett. He is survived by his mother, Gale Cornett of Houston, Texas, his sister Kelly Cornett, his niece, Alexandra Melchor and his nephew Jackson White, all of League City, Texas, and many other relatives and countless, cherished friends.

Jeff's great passions were his family, golf, fishing, biking, and classic rock music. Jeff will be remembered as a wonderful son, brother, uncle, and devoted friend to many. He will be greatly missed.

A gathering of friends will be held at a later date.

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30 thoughts on “Jeffrey David Cornett”

  1. My heart hurts for you all. Jeff was a wonderful, giving and kind person. You loved him and cared for him with all your heart. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  2. Connie Nelson Pothier

    Dear Kelly, I know your heart hurts, and I am so very sorry. May the happy memories of your precious time with your brother give you strength and peace.

    1. Colleen Donnelly-Shunk

      To my cousin Gale. I am so sorry for the loss of your son. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
      With much love your cousin Colleen. Your Philly cousin!!!!

  3. Billy Beasley

    Kelly and Gail our hearts are with you both. Jeff was true friend to us both. I have so many memories of the misadventures we shared over many years. Jeff was that guy who would drop everything to help a friend in need. I think of him daily and only regret we didn't get to fish one more time.

  4. Jeff was a fixture in our home in Oak Manor and we'll miss his infectious laughter and smile. RIP
    Don & Mary Rowell

  5. Angela Lawson Poole

    Sending you all my heartfelt sympathy during this difficult time. Jeff was a good guy in high school. I'll remember him fondly.

  6. Jane and Roger Moody

    Jeff was like a son to us. He just walked into our house in Oak Manor and said "hello Jane and Rog". Gale, we know what it's like to lose a child. It's not easy, and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jeff was there for us when we needed him.

    1. Juan M Gonzalez

      I knew Jeff since Alvin Junior High. We played sports together and he was always a good guy! I'm sorry for your loss. I will always have good memories of him.

      1. Darrell Higgins

        Played many rounds of disc golf and so many competitive games of basketball with Jeff, a real competitor and a true friend. With a cool level head and an even keel personality He always seemed to be in the middle of anything happening in Oak Manor. When I was a freshman, Jeff & Pat introduced me to Judas Priest, Rush and Zeppelin on the loudest speakers I had ever heard and have never heard anything that loud since. (So loud it would blow out a match). I know his family and friends will miss him greatly as I already do. I'll be praying for them.

  7. Donna Rowell King

    Jeff will be missed by many especially my brother, Russell Rowell. So sorry for your families loss. God Speed Jeff.

    Donna Rowell King

  8. Gina Stinson

    Oh Gale, my heart aches for you and your family! So sorry to for your loss. I'm wrapping you tightly in thought and covering you in prayer. May God bring comfort to you all during this difficult time. All my love to you and yours.

  9. Marie Huerta (Stillinger)

    Terribly sad to hear we have lost another classmate! Prayers to the family!! Jeff will be missed in a lot of hearts of the class of 1986 and the kids of Oak Manor!!

  10. Rhonda Richardson

    Sending lots of Prayers for Peace and Comfort during this time. I remember Jeff from High School and he was always a nice guy to around around. My sympathies!

  11. Jessica Murphy

    Sending you my thoughts and prayers. I know he will be missed terribly. Gone way too soon. May God bless you with comfort, peace and fond memories.

    1. Willie Eric Jenkins

      My heart and prayers go out to Jeff's family. All of his friends here in Alvin will miss you my friend.

  12. So very sorry for the loss of this guy who was special to many people. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  13. Rhea Robison

    Godspeed Brother Jeff! You were best friends with my buddy Pat Stehle and a great guy to be around. You will be missed brother! I am praying for the family and Pat!

  14. Laura Jo Moody

    Please know that Jeff will continue to bring joy and laughter to those who knew and loved him. All the wonderful times and memories we shared will last a lifetime.

    Just thinking about him makes me smile, and I know Heaven is made just a little brighter with his presence.

    Time and distance can never diminish the impact he had on so many lives. I am keeping you all in my prayers and sending lots of love your way!

  15. Gale and Kells you know what he meant to me and family and the entire manor community I cannot express the sorrow but he will live in my heart for the rest of my life.

  16. Jeff was an awesome friend. My life was brightened by his friendship. I have so many special memories to cherish until we meet again. Kelly and Mrs. Cornett, you should be so proud of your brother/son. He brought joy everywhere he went.

  17. Steve Gibson

    I am so sorry to hear about Jeff. I knew him for years but only on the phone. He was a great guy, kind and caring. I know he will be greatly missed.

  18. Robbe Sebesta

    Oh my gosh what I remember about Jeff was how much he made me laugh in every class we shared at AHS. And he was the kindest person too. Prayers for his sweet soul to be at peace with God.

  19. jeff u were truly a beautiful person inside and out. any time you were around i never wanted you to leave. you totally brought sunshine with you wherever you went. love you more!! ✌🏞n💛

  20. I'm glad Jeff reached out to me a few years ago. Hadn't seen him since the mid 90's when we worked together and shared a townhouse in Sugar Land. Was great to catch up and this news is heartbreaking.

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