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Carolyn Bernice Cobey was born on May 19,1951 to Clarence Cobey “Covin” and Bernice Cobey in Albany, Georgia. She was the third child of four children, Reginald and Carlton (who proceeded her in death), and Sharon Cobey.
Carolyn attended the public schools in Dougherty and was one of the first black young students who desegregated Dougherty High School in the late 60’s. She loved music and played in the band as a clarinet player. After graduating from Dougherty High School in 1969, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she pursued a career in computer technology.
At an early age, she joined 2nd Mt. Olive Baptist Church and while living in Arlington Heights, IL, she attended a Lutheran Church.
She was employed by several companies in her field of concentration such as American Express and Sprint just to name a few.
She moved from Ellenwood, Georgia to Arlington Heights, Illinois because she always wanted to be able to go ice fishing, as fishing was one of her favorites hobbies, and one which she shared with her mother. She landed her dream job at Motorola until the market crashed and she was one of the many employees who were impacted when the company made drastic cutbacks. She returned to Albany, Georgia to help care for her ailing mother who later passed on to be with the Lord. Soon afterwards, Carolyn’s health began to decline.
Carolyn loved fishing, skiing, tennis, gardening, music, adventure and travelling and didn’t mind travelling alone. She always said that when she traveled to different cities, she was not interested too much in the tourist attractions, she was more interested in visiting where the natives hung out.
She leaves to mourn, her only sister, Sharon Cobey, Stone Mountain, Georgia, a sister-in-law, Geraldine Cobey, two nephews, Carlos Cobey, and Keith Cobey, Albany, Georgia, host of nieces, cousins and friends.
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