Cornelius "Zip" Montgomery

May 27, 1974 ~ April 12, 2021 (age 46)


Mr. Cornelius Montel Montgomery, 46, of Charleston, SC, entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 12, 2021.

Cornelius Montel Montgomery, Sr. was born in Charleston, SC to the late Nathaniel Montgomery, Sr. and Sarah Gayle Montgomery. Cornelius was educated in Charleston County Public Schools. He was a father biologically to five sons, but to many others he cared for as his own. It was no secret that he loved all of his Kings, but Zion was his best friend.

Cornelius was a jack of all trades master of none. Recently, he took pleasure in doing demolition work. A new job venture was in the works before his untimely passing. One of his greatest attributes and most admirable was his lovingly kindness toward the elderly. It had to be because of the way he loved his mother. He honored her in life and after her death. Sarah Gayle Montgomery was his heart and he was her baby boy.

Cornelius leaves to cherish his loving memories his children: Delonte King, Cornelius Montgomery, Jr., Qwantrell Montgomery, Al’Twun Dent, and Zion King; devoted companion: Shanek King; siblings: Nathaniel Montgomery. Jr. (Bertha), Beverly Montgomery, Joseph Montgomery (Carolyn), Donald Montgomery, Gloria Montgomery (the late Brice), Carolyn Pettiford (Joe), Mildred Brown (Anthony), Curt Montgomery (preceded him in death); A special niece Aisha Montgomery; aunt: Mary Gayle. A host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Honorary children: Thailando King, Sr., Champagne Kinlaw, and Javonna Smith. Honorary brother: Hugh “Poochie” Smith. Special friends: Chris Zwick, Ernest Johnson, Mike Bell, David Dillow and a host of other friends.

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Public Viewing
April 18, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Murray's Mortuary, LLC
4060 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405

Celebration of Life Service
April 19, 2021

11:00 AM
Destiny Worship Center
3625 Azalea Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405

Video is available for this event

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