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Obituary for Edward James Cosey Jr.

Edward James Cosey, Jr. a native of New Orleans, went to take his eternal rest on November 9, 2019 in Maywood, IL at the age of 93. Edward was born on March 1, 1926 in West Feliciana Parish, Cornor, LA to Delphine Hawkins Cosey and Edward Cosey, Sr. As a teen he moved to New Orleans where he was a dedicated laborer and enjoyed singing in gospel quartets, carpentry, working outside in his vegetable garden, keeping his yard well-manicured and playing gospel songs on his harmonica.

Edward met and one year later married the love of his life Bertha Eugene Cosey on February 27, 1947. From that union two daughters were born Debra Cosey Muskwe and Madelyn Cosey Sanchez. After working for over 30 years, Edward retired from Jahncke Construction Company.

He leaves to cherish his memories daughters Debra (Aaron) and Madelyn, granddaughters Ashley Nichelle Sanchez, Whitley Dudzai Muskwe, Madelyn Shongai Muskwe, a great-granddaughter Jessica Shongai Muskwe, a sister-in-law Elvira Cosey and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife Bertha of almost 70 years, his parents, Delphine and Edward, brothers (sisters-in-law) Harrison (Lucille), William, John (Mary), and Thomas (Izora) and sisters Matilda Monroe and Beatrice Cosey.

As a faithful member of First House of Prayer Baptist Church, he served on the usher board, sang in the male chorus and later a member of Word of Life, BC in Maywood, IL where he faithfully served as an usher and enjoyed praying over the offering.

All neighboring communities and churches are invited to join the family at First House of Prayer Baptist Church 2826 LaSalle Street, New Orleans, La 70015 on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 10:00 am. Visitation at 9am until service time. Entombment at Garden of Memories, 4800 Airline Drive, New Orleans, La 70001. Final care entrusted to Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E. Airline Highway, Gramercy, LA 70052.

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