Once upon a time there lived a lady named Tommesine Black who worked very hard to take care of her children. She had three daughters Jamie, Francine, and Anita, and two sons Lee and Roger. THey lived in a small city in Arizona. Ten years after Roger was born, she and James Black gave birth to Cory Dewayne Black, on March 20, 1976. He became the center of the family's attention, but not for long, soon after he shared that attention with his younger sister Brandi. They welcomed and enjoyed the title of baby brother and sister, and they wore it well. His family worshiped the Lord at Grace Memorial C.O.G.I.C. under the leadership of late Pastor William Thompson.
Cory received his education from the Chandler School District. He was a rambunctious child who enjoyed providing humor to lighten the classroom stress. He gladly took on the role of being protector for his younger sister and beloved nephew Theotis Akins, as he would boldly stand up for them. He enjoyed cuddling with his sister Jamie, arm wrestling Francine and talking to Anita. His brother Roger had a Pitbull dog, and that was the start of his love for Pitbulls. His brother Lee kept a close watch over his baby brother while their mother worked a night shift to provide one of Cory's favorites, food. Cory and his nephews Theotis and Shean Akins, who were just a few years younger than him, and on occasions his cousin Lamont Draper looked forward to the many outings with his brother in-law, who he argued with friends he was his brother, not understanding Bill was married to his sister. While Cory was married to Tonya Woods, he loved and bonded with her children.
Cory loved animals, model and remote control cars, and was a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys football team. He was gifted with his hands, and many admired his drawings, he could assemble things very quickly, and he was convinced he grilled the best food, many enjoyed. Cory earned a plumbing certificate, he worked as a plumber and various occupations. At a young age his health presented challenges.
Cory loved his nieces and nephews and referred to them as, "Uncle Babies." His childhood friends were like brothers, to name a few, Eben Vargas, Tyrone Hardy, Ramone Velasquez, Baltazar (Vito) Jass III, and Toni Cowan, they will forever remember him as a loyal and trusted friend. Cory "Budda," "Poojella" as he was lovingly called since he was a child. He could not remember or pronounce all of his siblings names, so he would call his brothers "Budda" and his sister's "sista". He was given the name "Poojella" because of his love for peanut butter and jelly. On May 27, 2021 ended his journey on earth leaving to cherish his memories, his mother, Mother Tommesine Black and his father James Black, sisters Jamie, Anita, Francine (Willie, "Bill") and Brandi, his brothers Lee Jr. and Roger, 14 nieces and nephews and 17 great nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends, and his Pitbull "Poojella." Cory will forever live in the hearts of those whose lives he touched, and forever be his mother's baby and his siblings baby brother, who all live in a small city in Arizona. The End Came Too Soon.
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