Judith Gilliam Cobb

Published 5:13 pm Thursday, January 12, 2023

Judith Gilliam Cobb, 104, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. She was born on Sept. 22, 1918, in the village of Chuckatuck. She was the widow of the late Howard Perry Cobb. They had 69 wonderful years together. She was the daughter of the late Raymond Taylor and Mamie “Dot” Gilliam; and she was predeceased by two younger sisters, Frances G. Tappen and Nancy G. Lambden.

She graduated from the former Chuckatuck High School and continued her education in Norfolk. There she met and married her husband-to-be. They lived in Norfolk and Virginia Beach area for several years, where their sons were born.

They later moved to the Chuckatuck and Suffolk area. In 2002, they moved to Lake Prince Woods Retirement Center in Suffolk, where they spent their remaining years. She and her husband were members of Oakland Christian Church.


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She is survived by her first son, Howard Perry Cobb Jr. (Frances) of Virginia Beach and their three children, Howard Perry Cobb III (Kimberly) of Chesapeake, Gordon Phillips Cobb (Connie) of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. and Bruce Shannon Cobb (Gail) of Richmond; her second son, Raymond Gilliam Cobb of Roanoke and his child, Alice Ashton Anderson (Thomas) of Midlothian. Raymond’s wife, Alice and another child, Daniel, are deceased. She is also survived by 15 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Chuckatuck with the Rev. Gary Newsome officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Oakland Christian Church, PO Box 2008 Suffolk, VA 23432. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Downtown Suffolk Chapel is serving the family. Online condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.