Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier
Bessie M. Cosby (1920-2007)
WATERLOO --- Bessie Mae Cosby, 87, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Community Hospice, Jacksonville, Fla.
She was born Sept. 30, 1920, in Canton, Miss., daughter of Oneida and Elijah Nicholson Jr. She married Willie Stokes in 1936 and Henry Cosby Sr. in 1946. They preceded her in death.
Survivors include: two sons, Charles F. Stokes of Cedar Rapids and Henry (Debra) Cosby Jr. of Phoenix; three daughters, Oneida Cosby and Cheryl (George) Hubbard, both of Waterloo, and Lela (Dwayne) Ayers of Jacksonville; 16 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: a son, Robert L. Stokes; and three daughters, Betty Jo Cosby, Rosemary Cosby and Bertha Joyce Adams
Services: noon Thursday at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Public visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Greer Funeral Home.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.