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Dr. Cornell Lane

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.


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Dr. Cornell Lane and Sheffield Nassar were the greatest Directors of MNPS Special Education. Dr. Lane did double duty as Psychology under the umbrella at that time. As a retired MNPS Special Ed teacher, I remember his visits to my classroom which were not commonplace for someone in his position; to take the time to visit, listen to us, fiercely advocate for his teachers, and even write us positive notes which gave us the impetus to continue in our endeavors. He was wonderful! So sweet! Sympathy to his family and to all who will miss Dr. Cornell Lane. May his memory be a blessing.

Rae Levine Oct 24 2021 8:13 PM

My deep and sincere sympathy to the Lane family upon the passing of Dr. Cornell Lane. He was a generous member of Clark Memorial United Methodist Church.

Vivian Fielder Oct 23 2021 4:04 PM

A great friend, fraternity brother and room- mate you will be missed. Let the perpetual light shine upon your soul may your soul rest in peace my dear brother. Alvin and Luwenda

Alvin and Luwenda Pollard Oct 23 2021 3:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dr. Cornell Lane

alvin pollard Oct 23 2021 3:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dr. Cornell Lane

Tracey and Rhonda Kinslow Oct 22 2021 9:17 AM

Dr Lane will be missed greatly. We send our love and condolences to the family.

Monica Martin & Trella Walker Oct 21 2021 1:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dr. Cornell Lane

Monica Martin & Trella Walker Oct 21 2021 12:59 PM

Cornell touched so many lives in very positive ways.He will be greatly missed. You have my deepest sympathy. Jeanette W. Crowder

Jeanette W.Crowder Oct 20 2021 10:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dr. Cornell Lane

DeloresBrasfield-Nixon Oct 20 2021 2:58 PM

A brother for many years in 1960 we became fraternity brother of Alpha Phi Alpha.. My deepest sympathy

Steven D. Dailey Oct 20 2021 2:50 PM

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