Cortez Robert Law, Jr. of Stow, Ohio made his entrance into Heaven on April 9, 2021 at 1:25 a.m. Cortez, age 79 was born March 8, 1942 in Roanoke, Virginia but moved to Washington, D.C. at an early age. He attended McKinley High School in Washington, D.C. following which, he became an employee of Fox Jones Office Supply Company. Later he became a professional barber employed by Johnny’s Barber Shop, Washington, D.C. When he relocated to Ravenna, Ohio with his family, he began a career with Robinson Memorial Hospital where he worked until his early retirement as a Sr. Plant Engineer in the Maintenance Department in 1993 and relocated to Canton, Georgia with his family in 1993. Cortez became an employee of Evenflo Products Company in 1993 , where he received the President’s Award for outstanding achievement several times. In 2000, he joined Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper, Georgia as a Material Handler, where he worked until his final retirement in 2011. Cortez has always had a love of vintage cars. He took great pains to care for his beloved 1981 Corvette until he relocated to Stow, Ohio in August 2020. Throughout his lifetime, he has always had a different variety of automobiles but the Corvette was dearest to his heart. While residing in Ravenna, he became a part of New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and later Ravenna Assembly of God. After relocating to Canton, Georgia he became a part of Roswell Assembly of God, Roswell, Georgia. He served faithfully as a teacher for adult Sunday School for nine years and became a valuable steward of the usher/greeter staff as well as a communion worker. In later years, he and Clara became part of the Home Visitation Team. He had a great love for people and often would take time to pray for others. Cortez was preceded in death by his parents, Cortez R. Law, Sr. and Mary Ann Law-Harris and sister, Mary Ann Robinson. Survivors include his wife Clara, sons Cortez R. Law III, Georgia, and Calvin (Cassie) Ohio, a sister, Brenda P. Harris, Maryland; two loving sisters in laws, Alma Madgett, and Charlotte Woods, and three brothers in laws, Gary (devoted friend Deborah Lang), John (Val) Madgett, James E. Woods, Jr. and many loving nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. Cortez’s words of wisdom: Remember the importance of “family.” Don’t ever let family fall in the cracks. Stick together and stay in touch. Two of his favorite songs, “I Can Only Imagine” and “How Great Thou Art.” Cremation has taken place. A memorial service/celebration of life will be scheduled later. In lieu of flowers, donations can be given in Cortez’s memory to Roswell Assembly of God Missions’ Ministry, 11440 Crabapple Road, Roswell, Georgia 30075. The family wishes to thank each of you for the care, compassion, love, and prayers offered during our time of grief, sorrow and rejoicing as our dear loved one left his earthly home for one prepared especially for those who are redeemed and called by His name. Condolences and memories of Cortez may be shared with his family at www.sscfuneralhomes.com.
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