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Willie Jean Carson

May 7, 1929 ~ August 9, 2021 (age 92)



Jean “Jeano” Cobb Carson


Born in Newbern, TN on May 7, 1929

Died in Rosenberg, TX on August 9, 2021


Jean was born in her grandfather’s (JL Cobb) log house in Maxey Community outside of Newbern, Dyer County, TN in 1929 to Cleophus and Vera Pollard Cobb.

Jean attended one room schools in Maxey and Roellen and later public schools in Newbern where she graduated from high school in 1947.

After graduating high school, Jean worked at the Newbern Vocational-Technical School and quickly decided she wanted to go to college so she did, earning a Bachelor’s Degree when she was in her early forties and her Master’s Degree when she was 44 - both degrees were earned at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Jean retired from teaching in Newbern and in 1985 and moved to Katy, TX to be closer to her daughter - Lynda, son-in-law - Glenn and grandsons - Jeff and Kevin.  Once there, she decided she wasn’t quite ready for retirement.  She started teaching in the Katy Independent School District as a Career Investigations teacher.  Always a kid at heart, her students loved her, as she always made learning fun.  Jean attended the Second Baptist Church in Houston then the one in Katy.

In 2006, Jean started a new chapter in her life by moving to Little Rock, AR to be closer to her grandson - Kevin and his family.  The sole reason for the move was to get to know her great grandchildren - Carson and Lillie Grace and to help out as much as she could with them so Kevin and Amy could continue to pursue their careers. 

Preceded in death by Lynda Carson Bratcher, Daughter; Cleophus Cobb, Father; Vera Cobb Robeson, Mother; Geraldine Cobb McFarland, Sister; Norris B. Cobb, Brother and is survived by Mary Jo Cobb Moore, Sister; Grandsons Jeff Bratcher and Kevin Bratcher; Great-Grandsons Cody Bratcher, Austin Bratcher, Carson Bratcher, Tiger Beasley, and Great-Granddaughter Lillie Grace Bratcher.

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