Cordelia Elizabeth Mazique age 63 passed away on March 21, 2020. She was born March 19, 1957 in Saint Paul, Minnesota to Charles J. Mazique and Blanche E. Mazique. She attended St. Luke’s Grade School, Our Lady of Peace High School, and graduated from Regina High School in Minneapolis in 1975. Cordelia went on to attend Concordia College in Saint Paul.
Cordelia began a career at St. Paul Parks and Recreation as a teenager and worked her way up to become Director at the Martin Luther King Center in St. Paul. At the time of her death, she worked at Cushman Wakefield in their office services division.
Cordelia is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Blanche Mazique; brothers, Richard Frazier Smith III and Charles Louis Mazique; paternal grandparents, Cordelia and Louis Clay; maternal grandparents, William and Blanche Everson; also aunt and uncle, Elonzella and Wilbur Henderson.
Cordelia is survived by her sister, Cecilia Mazique (George “Leo” Jones); nephew, Ronald L. Smith, Jr.; niece, Shaya A. Smith; great-niece, Laila Elizabeth Kelly; great-nephews, Ronald L. Smith III, and Zaveon Lamar Smith; aunt and uncle, Lucille and Richard Soli; cousins, Brian (Shawn) Soli, Jason (Stephanie Henry) Soli, Evan Soli; and special friend, Rowena Gray (Los Angeles, CA).
Cordelia was a devoted member of St. Peter Claver Church and choir and will be truly missed by her church family. Cordelia was always “rainbows and sunshine.” She greeted everyone with a smile, kind words, and lots of conversation. She will be sorely missed by her family, many friends, and community.
She was laid to rest at Elmhurst Cemetery, St. Paul. Memorial Service celebrating Cordelia’s life will be held at a later date.
The family of Cordelia Mazique would like to thank everyone for their kind words, thoughts, and prayers during this difficult time.