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Tabitha Cobb

May 16, 1974 ~ December 25, 2022 (age 48) 48 Years Old
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Tabitha Cobb Obituary

When Tabitha D. Cobb was born on May 16,1974,  to Bruce and Rosa “Easter” (Ford) Cobb, she brought to the Shoals area  a uniqueness uncommonly found in individuals. God creates in every person special attributes that makes them different; but in Tabitha (affectionately called “Tab”) He endowed her with specialties that set her aside from others and made her truly a living example of uniqueness. Tab used her distinctiveness to make a difference in the lives of everyone she encountered. Any perceived  limitations seemingly propelled her to love and help others more than is commonly witnessed in people.

Having been reared in religious homes with her parents and later her grandparents, Huston and Sadie Cobb, Tabitha learned how to extend kindness and love to all of God’s creations. Her childhood years in the Bethel community (north of Leighton, Alabama) and her support from her many Ford relatives helped shape and  mold Tab into the caring person we all knew and loved. One of her staunchest supporters and advocates was her cousin, the late Mae Fannie Horton. Theirs was a special bond of love and devotion. Mae Fannie could lovingly “handle” Tab when no one else could, and their love for each other was deeply mutual. Tab’s affiliation with the Westside Church of Christ and St. James Missionary Baptist Church  deepened her concern for others, especially the patients with whom she worked on a daily basis.

After graduation in 1992 from Colbert High School, Tabitha found her niche in society and crafted her skills to become an excellent caregiver in area nursing homes. For 30+ years she worked in the health care field where she brought care , comfort and cheer to thousands of the sick and disabled. As a single, unmarried  employee, Tabitha would volunteer to work all holidays to allow parents to spend time at home with their children. Being connected to others was never a problem for Tab. Her constant and diligent telephone contact with family and friends from far and near was legendary. She thoughtfully  kept up with “er’body.”  ��� She was just that kind of person and was loved because of it.

On December 25, 2022, a holiday, Tabitha Cobb  did not relieve any coworker of duty. Instead, God relieved her of her earthly health challenges and summoned her to Heaven to live with Him eternally. She will be greatly missed!!! Her smile, her generosity and even her persistence in her own opinions and actions will be remembered.  She was a survivor, a one-of-a-kind person who was truly unique.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bruce Cobb; her grandmothers, Sadie Cobb and Frankie Ford; grandfather, Robert Ford, Sr.; uncles, Robert Ford, Jr. and Charles D. Cobb.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her mother, Rosa (Merrill) Provience of Madison, AL; brothers, Anthony Carter and Merrant Provience  of Atlanta, GA; Darrell (Biddie)  Anderson of Town Creek, AL, Kelsey (Tiffany) Mobley of Sheffield, AL; sister, Jessica Marcell Cobb of Florence, AL; devoted grandfather, Huston Cobb, Sr. of Sheffield, AL; aunts,  Cheryl (James) Travis  of Atlanta, GA, Patsy Cooper of Tuscumbia, AL, Annie Howlet of Town Creek, AL, Mattie Johnson of Crown Point, IN, Barbara Morris of Covington, Ga, Dianne (Jesse) Cobb of Florence, AL; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the  American Diabetes Association ( OR the African-American Diabetes Association (

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Public Viewing
December 30, 2022

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Trinity Memorial Funeral Home
3935 East 2nd St.
Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661

Funeral Service
December 31, 2022

2:00 PM
St. James M.B. Church
Old Hwy 20
Leighton, AL 35646

Private Interment


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