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CSM (Retired) Rafael Sergio Corella
November 18, 1943 ~ August 11, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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CSM (Retired) Rafael Sergio Corella of Raeford, NC passed away on August 11, 2023, at the age of 79.
He was born in San Jose, Costa Rica on November 18, 1943, to the late Rafael and Fanny Corella.
Rafael retired from the United States Army after 24 years where he served as Command Sergeant Major. After his time in the military, he spent 18 years working for Civil Service. Once he achieved his second retirement, he went on to teach at Fayetteville State as a professor for 16 years.
He is survived by his loving wife, Patsy of 58 years; children, Rafael “Ray” Corella (Patti), Angela Devillier, Christopher Corella, and Brian Corella (Missy); grandchildren, Rafael Corella, Kayla Corella, Mary Corella, Emily Corella, Hannah Devillier, and Kayleigh Corella; great-grandchildren Paisley Rose Rodriguez, and Selah Corella; two brothers, Carlos Corella (Sandra), and Jorge Corella (Iliana); and one sister, Maria Del Rocio Romero (Felipe).