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Joppa Lee Cornell, age 72, of Westville, FL, passed away December 5, 2021, at Bay Medical Center in Panama City, FL. She was born June 18, 1949, in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Edward Keith Ong and Clara Marguerite Boyles Ong. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by the father of her children, Johnny Frank Hand. Joppa was a dedicated healthcare professional working many years as a Registered Nurse.

As a beloved mother, she is survived by her three children: one daughter, Heather Hand of Hollidaysburg, PA, two sons, Samuel Hand of Saxton, PA, and Frank J. Hand of Westville, FL. As a grandmother, she is survived by three grandsons, Brandon Cucalon, Ryan Putt and Noah Putt. Also surviving are three sisters, Sandra Jean Claybourne of Huntsville, AL, Judith Darlene Jones of Sanford, FL, Jill Ann Ong of Sequin, TX along with her long-time companion, Gary Kenyon of Westville, Fl and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorialization was by cremation.

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