Thelma Marie Gambrel Cordell

Thelma Marie Gambrel Cordell

June 25, 1927 - April 12, 2017

Thelma Marie Gambrel Cordell, 89, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Barbourville Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Knox County, Kentucky, on June 25, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Cleo Lawson.

She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Cordell; two children: Walter J. Cordell and John H. Cordell; and a grandson, Dawayne Cordell.

She is survived by four children: Patricia (Ben) Hensley of Berea, Lucy Ellen Cordell of Gray, Alice (Doug) Holman of MI, and John David Cordell of Owensboro; seven grandchildren: Connie, Angela, Tim, Tina, Tracie, Becky, and April; 13 great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren.

Celebrated in life, she is Home at last.

A special thanks is extended to all staff of the Barbourville Health and Rehabilitation Center and to Cyndi, Tri- County Hospice nurse.

To honor the memory of Thelma Cordell, the family suggests contributions to Tri-County Hospice VNA P.O. Box 2328 London, KY 40743.

  • Victoria Couch
    Posted at 00:21h, 15 April Reply

    So sorry prayers for you and your family love you Miss Lucy call me anytime.

  • Mark Stanley
    Posted at 00:59h, 15 April Reply

    We were truly saddened to hear about the passing of Thelma. Our prayers and heart felt condolences go out to the family. Love always, Mark, Kathy & Gauge.

  • Victoria Mckenzie
    Posted at 01:05h, 15 April Reply

    I am so very sorry to hear this. I thought so much of Thelma.She sure was very special to me. You all are in my thoughts & prayers.

  • Jackie Crawford
    Posted at 02:50h, 15 April Reply

    Thelma was such a wonderful friend. I loved her so very much. She took me in as one of her own. She was so Blessed to have such a wonderful family. When we worked together all she could talk about was Angie, Connie and Alice. I will never forget her getting a speeding ticket coming home from work one night. She dared to me tell – we laughed about it all the time. She would say David would never let me live it down. She said he would always tell her not to fly. I look forward to seeing her in HEAVEN.

  • Tracie Smith
    Posted at 03:33h, 15 April Reply

    My mamaw was the most amazing grandmother a kid could ever wish for. When I was little growing up in Michigan, I used to tell everyone I was from KY because that’s where my mamaw lived and where I felt my roots were. My memories of KY and my family and her house gave me nothing but happiness and shaped the person I am today. She was strong, beautiful and resilient and stubborn. A true Kentuckian. I could not be the oman I am today without her guidance and influence in my life, as well as my mothers. She was God’s gift to our family.

  • Jay and Mary
    Posted at 20:32h, 16 April Reply

    Such a blessing for Ora to have met Thelma and her family, she was a precious lady. And we are so grateful and blessed to be a part of it and share this time together. Love alway Jay and Mary and Family.

  • Randy Gregory
    Posted at 02:09h, 17 April Reply

    So sorry to hear of Thelma’s passing. Her and the family are special to me and I am glad that I got the chance to know them. You are in my prayers.

  • Diane Cottrell
    Posted at 13:37h, 17 April Reply

    Thelma was a sweet lady and will be missed. Her family is in my prayers.

  • Cyndi Miller
    Posted at 02:51h, 18 April Reply

    It was my pleasure to have had the opportunity to meet Ms.Thelma and her daughters. I helped to care for Ms.Thelma and they, in turn, helped to inspire my belief that there is still good in this world. Kindness radiated from them all. I believe that the Lord places us where we need to be and where we are needed the most. I am blessed to have been a part of Ms.Thelma’s life.

  • Mary and Bev
    Posted at 04:23h, 18 April Reply

    Lucy, Pat, and Alice. We are so thankful that God allowed our paths to cross, and that we were able to have the wonderful privilege to know your wonderful mother. She was a pleasure to be with, and it was nice to have a coke a cola partner. 🙂 Thank you for including Ora in your times of visit that you had with your mother. You haven’t lost her; because you know where she is. She is now healed and restored, and it will not be long until you are reunited with her, and what a family reunion that will be! We love you all, and we are praying for peace, comfort, and strength for you all.

  • Vicky Saunders
    Posted at 13:40h, 18 April Reply

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our love and prayers go out to all of the family. ~ Mike and Vicky

  • Peggy Messer, Tri County Hospice
    Posted at 01:24h, 21 April Reply

    So sorry to find your moms bed empty and learn of her death. She was a pretty lady.

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