23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Henry Cosby Jr, "Jr" was born January 5, 1930 to the union of the late Henry Cosby Sr. and the late Julia
Stearn-Cosby in Marshallville, Georgia. He was the oldest of four children; he had three sisters.
Henry accepted Christ at the age of nine and joined St. John A.M.E. Church when he was a little boy. He
served at St. John Church for more than eighty years,He has always been a faithful and dedicated member who loved the
Lord.Henry entered into the workforce at an early age. His first job was with the Southern Railway Company at the age of sixteen as a
chef. Then at the age of seventeen he began his journey with Blue Bird Body Company of Fort Valley, GA. Henry became employed with the Blue
Bird construction company during the initial time it was built. Henry was employed there for over thirty years and held many positions over the years even as
a lead supervisor. Later during his career, he became ill while working there but received a medical disability retirement with a Gold Star achievement.
Henry also met the love of his life Rebertha, "Candy" (deceased),which they cherished over sixty years together. He said, "they were like two peas in a
pod." He also said, "they don't make them like Candy." In his younger days Henry loved to fish with his wife Candy (deceased) and son Harvey (deceased) as it was his favorite
hobby. Henry's other hobbies were cooking out with his two daughters Gloria (deceased) and Catherine and having family gatherings. Henry also enjoyed
spending time with his five other favorite children Julie Mae, Sam, Cathy, Ray and Pam. Henry would always say he loved all his children.
He also liked watching the news, game shows, basketball, football etc. But one of his greatest joys was sitting around his grand boys and watching them grow up. He would tell
them to work hard, stay out of trouble, get their education and keep money in their pocket. Henry was passionate about his money.Henry was well known in his community Five-
Point for many years. He had built one of the first homes there in 1962 where he lived there for over fifty years. He helped the neighborhood by lending outelectric lines for neighbors who did not have any electricity at the time to connect. He also started a garden which fed many people in the neighborhood for countless years. Henry Cosby Jr. reached the end of his journey,
peacefully on March 24, 2020, and made his transition to his new life and home to be with the Lord, He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Cosby Sr. and Julia Stearn Cosby; his wife, Rebertha Cosby, and two siblings Mamie (Cosby) Rush, and Catherine (Cosby) Allen. Three children; Larry Cosby, Gloria Ann (Cosby) Gilbert and Harvey Lee Cosby.
Henry leaves to cherish his memory: children, Catherine (Curtis) Solomon of Bonaire, Julie Mae Cosby, Henry Cosby, Cathy Fields, Pam Cosby (all) Marshallville, and Ray Cosby (Murtis) of Montezuma, one sister, Willie Mae Parker of Akron, OH. one daughter-in-law, Patricia Cosby of Perry, GA, one sister-in-law, Beatrice Carroll of Warner Robins, GA; host of grandkids, great grandkids, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
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