Renowned educator, philanthropist and family man who made numerous contributions during his decades of service. Dr. Cornell D. Lane born May 28, 1939 passed October 8, 2021 in Nashville, TN. He is preceded in death by his parents William Shelton Lane, Sr. and Thelma S. Lane; beloved wife Hattie Ruth (Boleyjack) Lane; his brother William Shelton Lane Jr; sisters Iva Pearl (Lane) Sawyer and Marva Jo (Lane) Brook. Left to cherish his memory: his daughters: Monique M. (Jonathan) Brasfield (Shreveport, LA) and Angela R. Lane (Nashville, TN); brothers: Malchus L. Lane (Hendersonville, TN) and Tony V. Lane (Antioch, TN); devoted nephew, Malchus Lane Jr. (Nashville, TN); grandchildren: Jennifer G. Brasfield and Jonathan P. Brasfield (Shreveport, LA), goddaughter Carolyn E. (Frank) Hodison (Nashville, TN), his dear companion Patricia Gregory (Nashville, TN) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends Viewing Friday October 22,2021 1p.m.-6p.m. and Saturday 1:00 p.m. -1:45 Service at 2:00 Limited attendance Live stream is encouraged Terrell Broady Funeral Home, Inc. 3855 Clarksville Pike Nashville, TN 37218Viewing Friday, October 22, 1-6:00p.m., Visitation Saturday, October 23, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m with funeral to follow at funeral home. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.