Lessie Wright Cobb

August 24, 1913 – April 10, 2013

Lessie Wright Cobb, 99, of New Hope, AL went home to her Savior on April 10, 2013.  Lessie was born in Jackson County, AL to David and Carrel Smith and lived most of her life in Madison County, AL.  She always enjoyed attending Galilee Baptist Church and receiving the corsage for being the oldest mother on Mother’s Day.  Lessie worked in the cafeteria at New Hope school and later worked for The Mallory Company before retiring.  Lessie would have turned 100 in August proving that her years of gardening, working in her flowers and her southern cooking were her secret to longevity.

Lessie is survived by her daughter, Frances Doran of Ridgecrest, LA; 10 grandchildren, Angie Butler, Janice Temmen, Darlene Harding, Cindy Reichard, David Doran, Pam Wright, Dana Grantham, Teresa Dawson, Jeff Wright and Mark Doran; 18 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and 2 step-daughters, Marie Hilliard and Linda Roland.

Lessie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ernest C. Wright; children, Charlotte Oliver, Milo Wright and Ernest “Jiggs” Wright, Jr.; sisters, Jessie Wilborn, Essie Abbot, Bessie Underwood and Dessie Powell and brothers, Lloyd Smith, Lethal Smith and Leskel Smith.  Lessie was also preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Cobb.

Visitation will be Friday, April 12 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at New Hope Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be Saturday, April 13 at 11:00 am at the New Hope Funeral Home Chapel with Reverends Rick Honea and Jerry Meeks officiating.  Interment will be at Walker Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Doran, Jeff Wright, Mark Doran, Bryn Butler, Myles Harding and Will Temmen.

The family would like to extend a special “thank you” to Hospice of Marshall County.



2 thoughts on “Lessie Wright Cobb

  1. Frances and family my prayers are with you. I have many memories of your mother, she was sweet, kind and a lot of fun to be around. She will truly be missed by a lot of people, they just don’t make any more like her generation.

  2. Angie, Janice and family, I am so sorry to hear of your grandmother’s passing. Oh that we could all have almost 100 years, huh? I know that your mother loved her dearly and is rejoicing with her in her joining her in heaven. Please know that I am thinking of all you in your loss. Faye Bachus

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