December 1, 1966 - February 28, 2021
Roderick was born in Rock Island, Illinois on December 1, 1996 to Henry and May Frances Cobb. In 1967, they moved to Tupelo, MS, where he was educated in the Union County School Division and graduated from Saltillo High School. "I Need Thee, Oh, I Need Thee! Every Hour, I Need Thee!" Roderick attended Northeast Mississippi Community College, in Booneville, MS during the years of 1984-1986. In the Fall of 1986, he transferred and continued his education at the College of Archi tecture at Mississippi State University. Through long nights and much persistence over the next few years, Roderick achieved his Bachelor's Degree in Architecture. He began his architectural career with McCarty Architects in Tupelo, MS. Rod's career brought him to Jackson, MS where he worked with Ferguson Architect until 2012. As an independent architecture and his talents, he creat ed C-Interprise Designs and began to design modern day structures and facilities for churches be tween Tupelo and the Jackson areas. A few of his proudest designs are Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church and Red Hill Community Center located in Blue Springs, MS, Salvation Hill Church of God in Christ in Brandon, MS. and North Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Taylor, MS. Also, he worked with Lowe's in Madison until his health failed, He loved talking, meeting and mak ing new friends. During his high school and college years, he developed an unbreakable brotherhood with Robert Hall that will last until eternity. "Oh, Bless Me Now, My Savior" On September 8, 1991, Rod was blessed to have a son named DeMarcus Cobb. Rod and DeMarcus enjoyed fun times, boy scouting, attending MSU games, watching games on tv and talking on the phone about current events. They were the joy of each others lives. On April 20, 2013, Rod married the love of his life, Tracie L. Brown. With this union he gained a bonus son, Avery Purvis. "I Come to Thee" He is preceded in death by his grandparents Santi and Leona Wade, John and Willie Lee Barnes and Tommie and Corine Ward. To cherish his memories, he leaves a very loving and devoted wife, Tracie Brown Cobb of Madi son, Mississippi; two sons: DeMarcus (Asha Williams) Cobb of Conway, AK and Avery Purvis of Brandon, MS; parents: Henry and May Frances Cobb: brother - Darrell (Pamela) Cobb of North Richland Hills, TX; granddaughter - Daria Norrise of Conway, AK; mother-by-law: Anna Louise Clark of Brandon, MS; father-by-law: Freddie Lee Brown of Jackson, MS; sisters-by-law: Della Myers-Coleman of Jackson, MS; Stepfanie Nelson, Jackie (Martin) Hartzog, Dondria McLaurin, and Tamekia McGriggs all of Brandon, MS; uncles: Johnny Barnes of Indianapolis, IN; Tommie L. (Laura-deceased) Ward of Slidell, LA; E.L. (Shirley) Ward, Bennie (Joann) Ward both of Brandon, MS and Johnnie (Jeannia) Ward of Jackson, MS; aunts: Mary N. (Avelton - deceased) Bowen of Chicago, IL; Hazel (Cecil -deceased) Gunter of Blue Springs, MS; Lynette (Rev. Joe) Waldrop of New Albany, MS; Patricia (Kenneth-deceased) Brown of Blue Springs, MS; Brenda (Johnny) Long of Blue Springs, MS; Karen (Shelton) Shannon of Plantersville, MS; Mary V. Ward, Mattie (Willie James - deceased) Ward, Annie Mae (Earnest) all of Brandon, MS; great-aunt: Christine Sullivan of Tupelo, MS; nephews: LaDarrian Cobb, JaCody Brown, Christopher Hartzog and DeKendrick Ward; nieces: Sharhea Brown, Brittahnye (Marland) Patton, Martessja Hartzog (Shundrick); great-nieces: Ronniya Trigg and Briaunna Anderson; great-nephews: Ronnie (Trey) Trigg, III, Brayland Patton and Rylan Trigg; god-children: Melissa Swann, Megan Swann, Allie Swann, Yakeishma McLaurin, Lawrence Walker, Harmoni McLaurin, and Kennedy Sumling; special best friends: Robert Hall of Tupelo, MS and Melvin Swann from Houston, TX and a host of cousins and friends and family members.
Roderick was born in Rock Island, Illinois on December 1, 1996 to Henry and May Frances Cobb. In 1967, they moved to Tupelo, MS, where he was educated in the Union County School Division and graduated from Saltillo High School. "I Need Thee,... View Obituary & Service Information
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