Graveside services for Cheryl Ann Cobb were held on Monday, April 7, 2014, at 2:00p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Teague. Bro. Dane Allison officiated.
Ms. Cobb passed away on April 4, 2014, in Longview. She was born in Wichita Falls to William Kelsey & Dorothy Abernathy Walters on October 21, 1948. In her youth, she was an avid horseman and showed in the hunter/jumper class and hunt seat equitation and won numerous ribbons. She graduated from Westwood High School in Mesa, Arizona and later attended Stephen F. Austin University and The University of Texas Dental School. As a young adult, she showed Tennessee Walking horses. Her love for animals did not stop with horses. She rescued and found homes for many strays in her lifetime. Although there were many struggles with her illness, Cheryl was always an inspiration to those around her. Her life was a true testament to her faith. Her love for God kept her spirits high and allowed her to help many other patients in the nursing home where she resided to accept their situations and find inner peace. Cheryl also helped her caretakers find their own personal faith.
Ms. Cobb was always an advocate for justice. Though paralyzed she never lost the ability to fight for right through her phone. Whether there was an injustice or infraction of the rules at the nursing home or a political issue that she firmly believed in, she would call the attorney general or appropriate congress person to shed light on the issue. Cheryl loved life, she loved God, and she loved her family.
She is survived by two daughters, Leslie Hooper of Pittsburg, TX and Leigh Brown & husband Daniel of Dallas; four grandchildren, Kelsey Ann Hooper, Kayden Leslie Hooper, Grayson William Hooper, and Mitchell Thomas Brown; her step-mother, Shirley Walters of Houston; three sisters; two brothers; other relatives and friends.
Ms. Cobb was preceded in death by her parents, William Walters, Dorothy Strodtman, and Patrick Strodtman.