Cornelia Luz Collette

December 3, 1932April 11, 2019

Cornelia Luz (Dominguez) Collette, 86, went home to be with the Lord after a brief battle with cancer. She was born in Mosquero, NM and moved to Colorado where she met and married her husband of 63 ½ years, Sylvester F. Collette. They had 4 children before moving to Huntsville, AL in 1972.

Cornelia was active in her church, a dedicated volunteer with Christmas Charities (cleaning and dressing in excess of 11,000 dolls), and a volunteer with the Center for Catholic Care and Concern and a faithful participant with Meals on Wheels delivering meals to the homebound for over 24 years. She enjoyed traveling with her husband after his retirement, with her favorite trips being to Israel and Greece.

She is survived by her husband, Sylvester F. Collette; four children Lucille (Scott) McMahan, Frank (Delisa) Collette, Joseph (Kimberly) Collette, and Matthew Collette; four grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Antonio Dominguez of Pueblo, CO. She was preceded in death by her parents Antonio and Socorro (Sanchez) Dominguez.

Her funeral mass will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Huntsville, AL at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 with Fr. Phil O’Kennedy and Fr. Roy Runkle officiating. Burial will be at future date in the family plot in Pueblo, CO.

In lieu of flowers, her family has requested that contributions be made to Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Huntsville, AL.


  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Cornelia Luz Collette

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Mary Herrin

April 15, 2019

Cornelia and Sylvester have been our neighbors for over 40 years. There has never been a kinder, more thoughtful couple, ever. It will be hard not seeing her warm beautiful face always working in her yard. Always pleasant and eager to help in any way she could. There is a void in the neighborhood now. Much love to her family.