JEROME PERON COBB was born April 26, 1937, in Cordele, Georgia to the late T. J. Cobb and Lydia Laidler Cobb. Jerome was the fifth child of the “Cobb Clan of Twelve”. He was raised in Cordele and spent most of his adult life in California.
Jerome enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1955, where he worked as a Steam Plant Operator/Supervisor and was stationed at locations across the United States, Korea, and the Philippians. He retired from his Navy career as a Chief Petty Officer in 1975 and transitioned to the Civilian Federal Service as a Boiler Plant Operator for another 20+ years. He was an avid lover of automobiles, enjoyed watching sports and westerns, and he regularly “showed up” at a family member’s door for a short visit.
He will be lovingly remembered as a caring and giving father, brother, uncle, friend, and man of God. He embraced his call as a deacon, where he served faithfully for 40 years at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in San Bernardino, CA until he moved to San Diego and united with Mesa View Baptist Church.
Jerome was preceded in death by his loving wife, Della Allen-Cobb whom he loved and cared for until her death in May 2015; seven of the “Cobb Clan of Twelve”: John Cobb, Frank Laidler, Alfred Cobb, Susie Cobb Ashton, Minnie Cobb, Thomas Cobb Jr., and Mable Cobb Trotter.
On Monday, August 3, 2020, Jerome Peron Cobb transitioned from this life to eternal rest. He will be cherished and remembered by his four loving children: Peter Jerome Cobb, Reginald Ricardo Cobb (Evelyn), David Eugene Keith Cobb (Fredda), and Angela Renee Cobb-Danielly (Thomas); his former wife, Frances M. Gray; God-fearing sisters: Bertha Cobb Everett, Mary Pearl Cobb Cuspard, Diane Cobb Jacob, and LaJoyce Cobb Woolery (Randy); two devoted sisters-in-law Charlie Belle Cobb and Susie Laidler; eleven grandchildren: Antoine Cobb Sr., David Cobb Jr. (Karissa), Francis Cobb, Damien Danielly (Latoya), Katrina Danielly, Ohn Decker, Plyethell Decker, Charles Kyler, Demetrius Walker, Exzavior Walker and Chantel Menendez (Jerry); seventeen great-grandchildren: Antoine Cobb Jr., Aniyah Cobb, Amara Cobb, Saryah Cobb, Jeremiah Cobb, Masiyah Cobb, Isaiah Danielly, Harper Danielly, Ayanna Sosan (Henry), Charissa Charles, Daniel Laird, Isaiah Edwards, Anisa Melendez, Ava Melendez, Zara Malendez, Alexia Melendez and Velondra Melendez and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Jerome finally made it on the “last train from Gun Hill” and met Jesus face to face. Well done good and faithful servant; enter into the joy of your lord.
MATHEW 25:21 NKJV
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