Suddenly on September 25, 2019, she entered a peaceful rest in Nanjemoy, Maryland. God said it’s time for my child to rest now. Betty Ann Cobey was born on October 25, 1940 in Charles County, Maryland to her parents, Howard and Clarice Cobey. She was the second to the oldest of her siblings.
She is preceded in death by her parents and nephews Robert Michael Cobey, Jr (J.R.), Troy Cobey and Carlos Cobey. She received a formal education in Charles County Public Schools, and later graduated from Pomonkey High School in Indian Head, Maryland.
She was a devoted member of the Pisgah Seventh Day Adventist Church located in Bryans Road, Maryland. She spent many years serving God and doing ministry work. She worked with different hospitality committees and ushering and especially enjoyed going to the nursing homes and community events and witnessing. She was employed by the Naval Ordinance Station in Indian Head, Maryland. She would go on to become a dedicated and well-known educator with the Charles County Public School system, and later retired. She was dedicated to every student that she worked with and loved them dearly.
She enjoyed long walks with her grandchildren, spending time with her family, gardening, plant collection and nature. Her favorite was helping others by giving them food, clothing and bible materials. Her smile would light up a room. She worked tireless hours trying to help everyone. She always worried about the less fortunate and prayed to God to give her wisdom to help them. She always supported organizations that aided the poor and needy.
Betty was well known in the community and all her students remembered and loved her.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories, her daughters, Dalisa A. (Calvin) Montgomery, Carol M. Cobey and Monica A. (Rodney Sr.) Wood; six brothers, Francis (Estelle), James (Vera Mae), Howard Jr., (Mary), Joseph (Cynthia), Lloyd and Robert (Shera); and two sisters, Doris and Eleanor. She also leaves behind six grandchildren, James Anderson III, Lekevia (David) Swann, Shauna (Frank) Middlebrook, Ashley Rosier, Destiny and Rodney (RJ) Wood, Jr.; ten great-grandchildren; Breanna, Donovan, Jordyn, Joy, Keamil, Ziyara, Martina, My’Asia, Jaionni and Zaniya; and two great-great-grandchildren, Kaidyn and Kameron. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 10 AM until time of funeral services at 11 AM.
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