Jean Wagner Cobb

December 22, 1924February 24, 2013

Jean Wagner Cobb was known by those close to her as a lady. She was an impeccable hostess, an enthusiastic Army wife, a successful fashionista and a dedicated Christian. Jean received a full scholarship to Purdue University to study engineering, completing her studies at the University of New Mexico which prepared her for helping design parts of the atom bomb. It was at Sandia Base where she met her handsome Captain Cobb and became a proud Army wife. They enjoyed the constant moving and the challenge of making each new home beautiful. Their lives included world travel, giving beautiful dinner parties, gourmet cooking, volunteering, hosting Bible study for over 20 years, being founding members of the Church of the Apostles, and raising their three daughters. Jean remained adventurous, curious, and devoted to her friends and family till the end of her life. She taught her daughters and grandchildren to cherish family, to respect life as seasonal, and to enjoy all the finer aspects of life as an art form. Her greatest sadness was the time she spent without "Cobbo." Their reunion, forehead to forehead, is a joyful image!!! Jean Cobb, 88, of Atlanta, died February 24, 2013. Mrs. Cobb was preceded in death by her husband , James Justus Cobb and is survived by her daughters, Justine C. Glover (Tom), Jeanine C. DeVaney (Tommy Laughlin), Jamie Maddox (Steve); grandchildren, Jeanna Holmes, Sara DeVaney, Robyn DeVaney, Juliette Maddox, Weslee Maddox Anderson (Drew), Thomas Glover, Alexandra Glover; great grandchildren, Owen Holmes, Mason Anderson; and sister, Wanda Higgins. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project ( or Operation Homefront ( A memorial service will be Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at Church of The Apostles, 3585 Northside Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30327.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 28, 2013

Jean Wagner Cobb

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May 6, 2013

I only met Jean in the last few years after we moved to Atlanta and started attending Church of the Apostles. I just want to offer my sympathy and tell you that I thought she was a most delightful lady and I always enjoyed talking with her at church. She was a wonderful role model and I loved reading about her her earlier life in the obit, although I was saddened she had gone on to be with our Father.
Teresa Kamm
Atlanta, GA

Michael Sherman

February 27, 2013


I am thinking of you today!

February 27, 2013

To the family I offer my deepest condolences. Please rely on Gods strength and let him be your refuge to get you through this difficult time.(John 5:28)

February 27, 2013

You have my deepest Sympathy.I know this is a challenging time for the family, But may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved one in paradise. John 17:3

February 27, 2013

Dear family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. It sounds like your mom had a full and wonderful life. I can taste her cooking now! Just think what you she will cook up in her next life! May you enjoy and celebrate your families' company and know your mother is in a beautiful place next to her divine creator and angels.
Kathy Gruhn, MHI member

February 27, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the Cobb family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.

P Sharpe ( Isaiah 12:2 )

February 27, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.


February 27, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

February 27, 2013

Jeanine your friends at MHI send their hugs and love to all of your family. Thinking of you all so much --