Lieselotte Cornwell

August 24, 1932January 8, 2021

Lieselotte Cornwell, 88, of Harrisonburg passed away peacefully January 8, 2021 at Bellaire of Stone Port Assisted Living facility. She was born in Bad Nauheim, Germany and was the daughter of Karl and Emilie Spiess.

Lotte attended Fashion Design School in Germany, throughout her earlier years designed, and produced many of her dresses and outfits with her Singer sewing machine.

In 1954, she married Army Sergeant Nicholas Cornwell from the Manassas, Virginia area, in Bad Nauheim, Germany; he preceded her in death in 2008.

She is survived by two sons, Jeff Cornwell and wife, Cindy, of Harrisonburg, who she lived with during her last ten years, and Nicholas Cornwell, Jr. and wife, Barbara, of Collierville, TN; three grandchildren, Laura, Tori and Nick; and one great-grandchild, Aiden.

Our family would like to sincerely thank all the staff at Sentara RMH, VMRC Oak Lea Rehab Facility and especially, Bellaire Assisted Living Facility as well as Nurse Cheryl at Kindred Hospice for all their comfort and care they provided for our mother during her last days on earth.

Lotte was cremated and will be interred with her husband, Nicholas at Arlington National Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Lindsey Funeral Home and Crematory in Harrisonburg.

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Charlie Jensen

January 18, 2021

Please accept my sympathy and condolence on the passing of Lotte. Our family had the privilege of knowing her for many, many years. She was a very kind and elegant lady who baked wonderful desserts. She will be missed greatly by all who had the good fortune of meeting her. Rest In Peace, Lotte and Nick.

Susan Versen

January 18, 2021

We will miss seeing Lotte at the library. She always brightened our day, and was a voracious reader. You have my deepest sympathy.

Susan Versen

Sandy Burner-Cave

January 12, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.
Sending our heartfelt condolences,

The Kindred Hospice team


January 9, 2021

A Beatiful Loving Kind Lady.....