Corinne (Callahan) Canipe

Died: Fri., Jul. 7, 2017


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 10, 2017
Location: Henline - Hughes Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Jul. 10, 2017
Location: Henline - Hughes Funeral Home

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Dateline: Marion, NC


Corinne Callahan Canipe, age 92, formerly of Bakersville, NC went home to be with the Lord on July 7, 2017. She was a native of Mitchell County, NC and a daughter of the late Stokes and Ida Thomas Callahan. She was a member of Cub Creek Baptist Church.


Corinne was employed for 21 years at Bakersville Motel and Restaurant, where she served as a housekeeper and cook. Corinne was an avid gardener, growing and preserving vegetables and sharing flower "cuttings" with friends and neighbors. She loved to quilt and crochet always gifting friends and family with her beautiful creations. She also enjoyed reading and solving word puzzles.


Her family, especially the grandchildren were the joy in her life. She delighted in "spoiling" them, having them visit, tucking them in at night with bedtime stories that became known as "rat tales". Many cherished memories were created and will be treasured and shared for generations to come.


Survivors include: one son, James Canipe and wife Marjorie Young Canipe, of Marion, NC; one daughter, Pamela Cirillo, of Mount Laurel, NJ; five grandchildren, Brent Canipe, of Marion, Samuel Canipe, of Florence, SC, Dawn Randolph Bakely and husband Daniel, of Turnersville, NJ, Kindel Randolph, of Mount Laurel, NJ, and April Randolph, of Northumberland, PA; four great grandchildren, Nicholas Cortese and wife Marissa, of Freehold, NJ, Beth Canipe, of Marion, and Madeline and Seth Bakely, of Turnersville, NJ; one great great grandson, Jack Randolph Cortese, of Freehold, NJ; one brother, Charlie Callahan, of Kingsport, TN, and several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by: her husband, George Canipe; brothers, John and Mack Callahan; and sisters, Lily Bailey, Esther Boone, and Hattie Thomas.


A celebration of life will be held Monday, July 10, 2017 at 2:00PM in the chapel of Henline - Hughes Funeral Home with Mike Peterson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Bailey Cemetery (John Sparks Rd).


Memorials may be made to; Bailey Cemetery Fund c/o Angie Burleson 324 Blackberry Lane Bakersville, NC 28705.


Henline - Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the Canipe family



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Curtis Thomas
   Posted Sun July 09, 2017
I found out today from Aunt Ethel Lou about Aunt Corinne passing. I really wish my small words could have some impact and make this time easier but I know they can't. Its been a year since I lost Mama and a decade since I lost my brother some days feel like a lifetime and others feel like one minute ago. We all know they're in a better place, no more pain or suffering. I wish I could come home this weekend but still recovering from surgery and not only missing your Moms funeral but decoration at the Cemetery and the reunion at AJ and Joan's. Plan was to take Daddy to see Corinne this last week while I was home but didn't happen but Ethel Lou took him out to see her a few weeks ago and she said Aunt Sue will be bringing him Monday.
I've always had a vivid imagination and remember preacher Cephas Renfro talking about God preparing a place and many mansions. I always imagined those mansion to be white marble and the old blue granite from back home with feldspar, quartz and some olivine tossed in for color. I'd like to think right now everyone is at little Grannys Mansion having a party. Little Granny sitting in her chair in front of her warm morning with Aunt Corinne. All the men from generations past on the front porch telling stories and peeling apples and Granny Thomas, Aunt Lily, Aunt Esther, and Mama all in a giant kitchen cooking. Soupy taters, dressing with extra sage, pinto beans, cornbread and a mountain of granny's biscuits. Some for biscuits and onion and the rest for blackberry jam. People pray for different things but I pray there's real food in Heaven most of all apple butter from Granny. Hopefully the days to come for you are easy knowing she's in a better place and well taken care of.

Cousin Curtis
Charles and Ann's youngest

Judith Cirillo
   Posted Sun July 09, 2017
So sorry, Granny was a great person who loved nature and especially people. She opened her arms to everyone. Took my daughter Amy in as one of her own. Loved when she was up North visiting. I know God has opened His arms to welcome her home. We all love you Granny and know that you will be watching all your family and friends from Heaven

James Byrd and Phyllis McKinney
   Posted Sun July 09, 2017
Aunt Lily was our aunt on the Bailey side of the family. Corrine and George were special to us. We always looked forward to seeing them at the decoration at the Bailey Cemetery and will treasure the happy memories of them. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you be comforted in a special way.

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