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July 4, 1936 ~ November 8, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Cornelia Gill, 87, of Poughkeepsie, NY, passed away on November 8, 2023, at home surrounded
by her loving family. Born on July 4, 1936, in Poughkeepsie, NY, she was the daughter of the
late Joseph Abbott and Flora Green. She was a graduate of Poughkeepsie High School. Cornelia
was a homemaker, a member of the A.M.E Zion Church in Poughkeepsie, and enjoyed politics,
music, and sports, especially baseball and basketball. She was a dedicated donor and advocate
for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In April of 1954, in Poughkeepsie, NY, she married
Lloyd Gill, who predeceased her.
She is predeceased by her Husband, Lloyd Gill, Son, Christopher Gill. Mother Flora (Green)
Abbott and Father Joseph Joseph Abbott, Sisters Christina Abbott, Gladys (Hannah) Abbott,
Flora (Hancock) Abbott. Brothers Joseph Abbott II, Homer Abbott, and Andrew Abbott.
Left to cherish her memory include her children, sons, Michael Gill, Tony Gill, David
Cooper. Daughters: Lisa Gill-Dodds, Son-In-Law Michael Dodds, Jacqueline Gill,
Son-in-law Lawrence Stone. Grandchildren: Alex Dodds, NaTazia Cooper, Daerrion
Cooper, Christion Cooper, Aeddrion Cooper, Roman Cooper, Xavion Cooper,
Heaven Cooper, Evan Cooper. Special Nieces Tori Hancock, Leniece Christina
Jones. And a host of nieces and nephews
Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2023, from 1 pm to 2 pm at the Joseph J.
Darrow Sr Funeral Home, Inc. 39 So Hamilton St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. (845)452-1840.
Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In place of flowers, please make
donations in the name of Cornelia Gill to Dutchess Hospice or St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital. To send online condolences, please visit our website at www.darrowfuneralhome.org