Eugenia Sasser Cobb, 85, of Tifton went home to be with the Lord, peacefully and surrounded by her family, on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Legacy Village in Tifton. Her funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2017, at Midville Baptist Church with the Rev. Joseph Carter officiating. Mrs. Cobb will be laid to rest at Wadley City Cemetery in Wadley. The family will receive friends Monday, April 17, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of the service at Midville Baptist Church.
Mrs. Cobb’s grandsons, Bill Cobb, Bobby Cobb, Kevin Madera, Candler Carter, Michael Smith and Isaac Carter will serve as pallbearers.
Born March 2, 1932 in Wadley, Mrs. Cobb was the daughter of the late Rufus Dempsey Sasser and Ella Mae Spann Sasser. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years and the love of her life, William “Bill” Wesley Cobb, Jr.; one son, William Wesley Cobb, III; four brothers, Robert, Cecil, John A. and Douglas “Bunk” Sasser; and two sisters, Willa Matthews and Ruth Warren.
She was the Valedictorian for the Wadley High School Class of 1949 in Wadley, where she grew up. After high school, she attended the Augusta School of Nursing and then worked, alongside her husband, as the bookkeeper for the Texas Corporation. She was an active member of Midville Baptist Church, where she played the piano for many of the services. She loved nature and was a member of the Midville Garden Club, where she served as an officer. Her family was her greatest treasure. An excellent cook, she loved to spend time with them as they broke breadtogether. She loved the Lord and exuded a reverent solitude as she lived her life.
Mrs. Cobb is survived by her children and their spouses, Melanie Lewis Cobb and husband, Ed Madera of New York, New York, Carey Bowen Cobb of Millen, Rebecca Cobb Carter and husband, Joseph Carter of Tifton and Jessika Cobb Smith and husband, Marty Smith of St. Johns, Florida; her grandchildren and their spouses, Kevin and Emma Madera, Bill Cobb, Bobby and Sheila Cobb, Meredith Smith, Candler Carter, Michael Smith and Isaac Carter; and her great-grandchildren, Hannah Grace Cobb, Joshua Cobb, Karli Cobb, Elizabeth Cobb and Olive Madera.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Steve Rigdon, Legacy Village in Tifton and Hospice of Tift Area, for their tender care of Mrs. Cobb.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial gifts may be made to Midville Baptist Church, Kilpatrick Street, Midville, GA 30441; or the Alzheimer’s Association, SW GA Regional Office, 225 East Second Street, Tifton, GA 31794.
This announcement is courtesy of Taylor Funeral Home of Louisville.