On December 27, 2021, Pauline passed from this life and gained her Key to the gates of Heaven. Pauline Cobb-Kirby was born December 10, 1948 to parents Pearlie Mae and Jessie (JC) Cobb in Caruthersville Missouri.
Pauline accepted Christ into her life at an early age. She loved attending church and belonged to 12th Baptist Church in Caruthersville where she served as an usher and a Senior Choir Member. Following the death of her beloved husband Larry Charles (Preacher) Kirby, she moved to Danville Illinois to be closer to family. With a strong foundation of faith and the direction of Bishop Frederick Leek, she became a member of Lighthouse World Ministries where she continued to serve the Lord and enjoy her love for gospel music with her favorite song being “Walk Around Heaven” among many others.
From her outgoing personality to her sassy attitude, her various shades of purple hair, and her contagious laugh, Pauline/Granny stood out in every room she entered. She was family-oriented, respected, and cherished by so many. She never met a stranger and will be loved and missed dearly.
She leaves behind to cherish her memories eight children; Marcus (Denise) Cobb, Sharon (Lawrence) Crosby-Adeyemi, Jerome (Tiffani) Cobb, Loretta Cobb-Kirby, Richard (Niecy) Cobb, Stephanie (Evans) Lee-Gallion, Steven (Wilona) Cobb and Jeffery (Bridgette) Cobb. Three sisters; Francis (Robert) Chatman, Pearlie Mae Watson and Regina Cobb-Shaw. Two brothers; Jonathan Cobb and Vanda (Willie) Cobb. Thirty-four grandchildren, Twenty-two great-grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.
She is preceded in death her husband Larry Charles Kirby, her parents Pearlie Mae and Jessie (JC) Cobb, her Paternal and Maternal grandparents, Five brothers; Antonio, Larry, Jerry, Robert and Jessie Cobb Jr., one sister; Emma Jean Crutchfield. One granddaughter Pauletta Cobb.
A Celebration of life will commence 12noon Friday, January 7, 2022 at New Life church of Faith 1419 N. Bowman Ave. Danville, Il. A visitation will be from 11:00a.m until time of service. Officiating: Bishop Fredrick Ivan Leek. Internment: Spring Hill Cemetery. Leek & Sons in charge of arrangements.
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