Mrs. Rosie Major Cornish, affectionately known as Miss Rosie, departed this life on August 27, 2007 while residing at Chesapeake Woods Nursing Center in Cambridge, Maryland. Mrs. Cornish was the last surviving child of John Major and Nettie White Major.\n \n Mrs. Cornish was born April 17, 1908 in Accomack, Virginia. As a child, Mrs. Cornish and her family moved to Cambridge, Maryland\n \n Mrs. Cornish received her formal education in Cambridge, MD. Mrs. Cornish was married to Mr. Anthony Cornish who preceded her in death. From their union, nine children were born. Although Mrs. Cornish was a full time mother, she worked as a seasonal worker in Dorchester County.\n \n At an early age, Mrs. Cornish became a Christian and was a founding member of Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Cambridge, MD. She later joined New Jerusalem Church of God and St. John's Holiness Church. Mrs. Cornish sang with the Shining Lights and is a lifetime member of Progressive Temple #224 Elks Lodge in Cambridge.\n \n In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five children, James Cornish, Andrew Cornish, Ernestine Cornish Thompson, Melvin Cornish and Larry Cornish and seven siblings, George Major, Willie Major, John Davis Major, Eddie Major, Handy Major, Nathaniel Stevenson and Beulah Dotson.\n \n Mrs. Cornish leaves to cherish her memory four children, Mother Margaret Cephas, Bishop Clarence Cornish, Mrs. Valarie Copper, Mrs. Audrey George and their spouses; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends, Hester Chase and Sadie Robinson.\n \n Services will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2007, 1pm at Bethel AME Church 623 Pine St Cambridge, MD with a viewing Friday evening 6-8 pm at the church. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery.