In the Spring of 1949 God sanctioned the marital union of Dorothy and Cleveland Cobb, Sr. to produce the seed which grew from embryo to fetus, making her grand entrance to Planet Earth nine months later on Tuesday February 7, 1950 the one, the only, baby Wanda Ann Cobb was born!
This precious gift of God grew up with her siblings in the city of New Orleans in the area called GERT TOWN. Even then she had an attractive magnetism which drew people to her. Wanda was originally baptized at an early age at Philip Memorial United Methodist Church.
She received her education in the Orleans Parish Public School System, attending the following schools: Rudolph Thomas Danneel #2 Elementary, James Durham Junior High, and Booker T. Washington Senior High schools. Her creativity, wit, and personality exuded throughout her academic matriculation.
On February 27, 1966, Wanda became the young bride of Willie Lucas. One
year later Quinsonna Marie became the fruit of their union, followed by Joseph Willie(Noonie). The saga continued as seven other little souls were born in the following order: Ellis, Lamar Barry, Demond Isdor (Sweetie), Dorginia, David Ka'Var, Rodney Jorut, and, Wendell Christopher (Dave's baby).
So, how did the title, Mother Nature, come about hummmmmmm? That's a family secret! Let's take it a step further-what about "Awh Oui Awh"?
Hello: "Awh Oui Awh"
Goodbye: "Awh Oui Awh"
Have a great day: "Awh Oui Awh"
The Price Is Right: "Awh Oui Awh Bob"
As you can see this most special saying of Mother Nature has whatever connotation you your heart would desire.
Mother Nature's talents are too numerous to list. On this earthly walk she was an expert poet, novelty sewer (pillows, handkerchiefs, potholders, aprons, scarves, hats, and casual clothes to formal wear), stand-up/sit-down/lay-down comedienne, master motivator, mommy to many and mother to all.
She spent months at a time visiting her children in Jacksonville, Florida. There she won the hearts of countless residents who would have preferred that she stayed. However, the lure of her place of birth tugged at her heartstrings strongly enough to pull her back to the Crescent City. She has countless friends and loved one in Florida, and every city she has graced with her presence throughout her extensive travel repertoire.
During those catastrophic days after Hurricane Katrina, she rose to the rank of unofficial "Commander in Charge" for many souls stranded in Gert Town. With uncontested authority she commanded "foot soldiers" to go seek out and return with supplies to meet physical needs until help arrived. Her bravery, tenacity, love and commitment to the Most High God was evident that His strength was made perfect in human weakness. Although she was rescued by a helicopter from Jefferson Parish, they, no doubt, rescued a hero when they hoisted her above Interstate 10.
Residing for several months post Katrina with her sister in California, Mother Nature was baptized on New Years Day, 2006, at Mt. Erie Missionary Baptist Church San Diego, California were Dr. Walter G. Wells is pastor. She was an active member sending cards to the sick and bereaved even after returning home to New Orleans.
Once coming back to New Orleans, she became a member of Hollygrove Church of Christ under the ministry of Charles Marsalis. Mother Nature actively assisted with the Children's Ministry and artistically created gift bags & baskets using her own funds.
Mother Nature began her life of eternity with The Lord on April 23rd. She leaves a quasar of light, life, and love that has yet to be captured by this earthly realm. She is preceded in finis by her parents, Dorothy and Cleveland Cobb Sr., her god-parents Henry Kinchin (Iantha) and Louise Johnson (Murray). Her siblings little Lisa Mae Cobb and her fallen solider Cleveland Cobb Jr., her son Joseph Willie (Noonie) Lucas, grandchildren Raquel & Marcell mother and father in law; Willie Scott & Nellie Lucas, brother- and sister-in-law Cornelius and Geraldine.
She leaves behind family and friends that has spectacular memories on which to reflect. Her husband, Willie (Tom) Lucas and loving blessings Quinsonna, Ellis, Lamar, Demond, Dorginia, David, Rodney and Wendell. Siblings, "My Personal Blessings: Rosemary Donerson, (Reverend) Regina M. Cobb, (Guru) Ava C. Nash, (My Baby) "My soldiers": Master Seargent Ellis Cobb and Master Seargent Barry Bo Cobb, God-sisters Gilda Johnson Griffin and Virginia Johnson Baker adopted children Casandra, Ibisha Ratcliff, Kendrix Brown, Rene Brown, Terrarella Stemley, and Gloria Gaines and a multitude of grandchildren. Her "Ace Boon Coon" Vermelle Meyers Mason, Brenda Brown Porche, Mamie "Tiny" Williams, Jeanette Sister Bae, Gwendolyn Jackson, Cynthia Weir, Janice Cobb, Christine Heart & Faye Smith
Highest of the most high respect and honor to the mothers on Camphor Street Mrs Eva Mead, Ms Pauline Dixion, Mrs Rosita (Ro) Wicks, Mrs Jefferson and Mama Aundray Williams and the entire Camphor Street family. Thanks for the renewed life that St. Joseph Hospice offered to the family of Mother Nature.
Family and friends are invited to the visitation Saturday, May 3rd beginning at 8:30 am at the Carrollton Church of Christ, 4540 South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans 70119. A Funeral Service will be at 10:00 am at the Church, Jacob Schoen Funeral Home directing.
Wanda Ann Cobb Lucas WACL!!
Awh Oui Aeh
Arrangements under the direction of jacob Schoen Funeral Home, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. Telephone 504-482-2111