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Corliss Craig

August 10, 1952 — October 11, 2021

Corliss Craig

On August 10, 1952, God created a mortal masterpiece in the form of Corliss Jean Taylor Craig. She was born to Clarence and Willie Mae Taylor in Bessemer, Alabama.
At a young age, Corliss confessed Christ as her Lord and Savior. She united with The First Baptist Church of Roosevelt City under the leadership of Rev. Horace Morton. She remained a life-long member. Before her health began to fail her she was a dedicated choir member where she served as president; a member of the Deacons’ Wives Ministry; and cherished her Sunday School Class. Corliss initiated the summer lunch program for the children of the Roosevelt City Community through the church. She chaired several programs over the years. She taught Vacation Bible School each summer. Corliss won the hearts of all of the children in the church and community with her well-coordinated summer trips. She left no child behind who wanted to go. This created indelible memories in the hearts of many.
Corliss was educated within the Jefferson County Public School System. She was a proud 1970 graduate of Wenonah High School. It was during her youthful years that she met the love of her life, Ernest Charles Craig. They became married on March 15, 1972. From this beautiful union came two children LaTrece Michelle and Malcolm Xavier. After her children were in school, she worked as a preschool teacher for the Roosevelt Community Center. She later committed her services to her church as the First Baptist Church of Roosevelt Secretary. She served faithfully for a decade. Her proudest profession was being a homemaker. She took great pride in caring for her husband, children, granddaughter, nieces and nephews.
Corliss Craig’s memories will be cherished and kept alive by her loving family, especially by her husband of 49 ½ years, Deacon Ernest Charles Craig; Son, Malcolm Craig (Katie); Granddaaughter, Makayla Craig; 2 sisters, Mary (Otis) Bryant, and Frances Taylor; 3 brothers, Charles (Beverly) Taylor, Lee Curtis Taylor, Sr., and Ollie (Linda) Taylor; 2 Brothers-In-Law, Pastor David W. (Lauraetta) Craig; Roosevelt (Ann) Golsby; 3 Sisters-In-Law Shirley (Joe) Evans, Constance (Calvin) Woods, and Frances Craig; A special aunt, Ethel Mae Page; A special niece, Olivia Taylor; A loving cousin, Marilyn Waller Williams; A dear friend, Brenda Jennings; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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Visitation

Friday, October 15, 2021

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Highland Memorial Gardens

3115 18th Avenue, Bessemer, AL 35020

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Interment

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

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