November 9, 1950 ~ March 4, 2020

Born in: Denver, CO
Resided in: Denver, CO

Edith Loretta Jackson Cobb was born on November 9, 1950 to Otto Jackson and Aileen Talley-Jackson in Denver, Colorado. She was the youngest of four children.

Edith received her education with Denver Public Schools – Ebert Elementary School and Morey Junior High School. She graduated from Manuel High School in 1969. Edith continued her formal education by attending Metro State College in Denver and was awarded a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice. From 1986-1989, Edith attended the University of Colorado Graduate School.

Edith worked for the City and County of Denver from 1970-1980. During which time she was a 911 Emergency Dispatcher for the Denver Police Department. Prior to retirement, Edith was employed by several large companies in Denver and Aurora working in the field of Customer Service. Edith shared her life with her community from 1979-1986 by working as a Foster Parent.

Edith had been a member at Cure d’Ars Catholic Church since 2003. During which time, her generosity was most evident in her desire to gather retired members of the congregation for a meal. Edith also enjoyed baking and preparing large meals for her family and friends.

Edith loved to travel and go on cruises. Her travels took her to nearby states and places in the Caribbean Island. Edith also loved music and dancing. She enjoyed Jazz and R & B. Edith attended music festivals with family and friends in Winter Park and Telluride. Edith was also known as the neighborhood mom, taking other kids with her kids to community events.

Edith departed this life on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. She is preceded in death by four grandparents, Alonzo Talley Sr., Lena McGill-Talley, Zack T. Jackson and Addie Woodard-Jackson; her parents, Otto Jackson and Aileen Talley-Jackson; two brothers, Zellouard Lorenzo Talley and Charles Edward Jackson.

Edith is survived by her two sons, Robert DeVario Harrison, Sr. and Donnell Cobb, Sr., Denver, CO; her brother Curtis Junior Jackson, Aurora, CO; an uncle, Levester T. Talley, Tyler, TX; an aunt, Sallie Mae Talley, Dallas, TX; 7 grandsons, 1 granddaughter, 1 great granddaughter, and 3 great grandsons. She also leaves behind a host of other relatives and friends.


Visitation: March 15, 2020 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Recitation of Rosary: March 16, 2020 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Cure d'Ars Catholic Church
3201 Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80207

Mass of Christian Burial: March 16, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cure d'Ars Catholic Church
3201 Dahlia Street
Denver, CO 80207

Interment: March 16, 2020 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

St. Simeon Cemetery
22001 Colorado #30
Aurora, CO 80018

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  1. Please accept my sincere prayers and condolences family! I worked for many years with Mrs. Edith at Sprint and even kept in touch quite regularly! We just saw each other recently at the MLK black rodeo. She was truly a sweet woman! RIH Edith!

  2. So sorry for the lost of your sister, May God give your family the peace and strength to continue to live out her legacy and memories.

  3. Please accept our sincere prayers sympathy and condolences. My you all remember the good times that you shared with Loretta / Edith. God Bless .

  4. God comforts you and your family..His eyes see each tear you cry..His ears hear your words of lost..His heart knows the pain you feel.. His arms hold you close,just as they do the one who has gone home to him.With all my sympathy and prayers.

  5. Edith is my cousin she was my first cousin that my family stayed with in Denver my family moved from Texas Edith and I became bubbies she showed me around Denver introduced me to new friends Edith I’m so sorry that you left us early but God has bigger plan for your life now you are a angel looking over your family you will be missed rest in peace cousin

  6. To the Family and Friends of Edith Loretta Jackson

    Please allow me to express my condolences for the loss of your dear loved one. The pain and sorrow experienced during this difficult time can be overwhelming. However, I am often comforted by the words found in God’s word, the Bible. For instance, when grieving the loss of his dear friend Lazarus, the Bible reports that “Jesus gave way to tears.” (John 11:35). What is even more comforting is the fact that Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, and so like Mary and Martha, Lazarus’ sisters, the Bible expresses the hope of the resurrection whereby we may see our loved ones again. (Read John 11:38-44; 5:28, 29). What a marvelous hope.

    May Jehovah God grant you peace during this time and provide comfort for you and your loved ones.


    Jeanine W.

    Link to download the tract Can the Dead Really Live Again?

  7. To my cousin Ms. Edith Loretta Jackson Cobb. I’m glad we gotten a chance to speak with each other few days just before your homegoing, It was nice to hear your voice, so cheerful and we didn’t have a spat. I’m glad that we’re in the family of Jackson’s. You meant the world to us, your laughter, smile, your cooking, music and dance and advise or comments. Either way, it was you giving and showing your love to ALL OF US!! As the saying goes: To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Thank you for being my friend and sharing your beautiful life with my mother and the family. Lo you will be sorely miss. Until we meet again in that joyous day you my dearly beloved cousin Rest In Peace.

  8. Dear Family, My deepest condolences to each and everyone of you.
    Again, I met Loretta through my brother, Cleveland, many, many years ago. There isn’t enough space to share my feelings about her. From deep conversations, to differences of opinions, to many laughs, and hearing her life stories from youth to being a great grandma….Loretta will be missed by me!! Thankful that I spoke to her Monday and she said, “well!! I’m still here!”
    Rest In Peace my friend. Rest

  9. Dear Robert and Family my Prayers and Heartfelt Thoughts are with you today and always during this time of Sorrow. May God continue to Bless, Strengthen and Keep You.
    Aunt Ann

    With Sympathy and Love
    Ann White & Family

    • Wow! Life! Edith Loretta Jackson. She was my second mom growing up around 22nd and Ogden St in Denver, CO. Myself and her son Robert, we became the best of friends, because I was a permanent fixture at their house 🏠, I lived around the corner, Robert and Donnell were like brothers to me. This really gave me a childhood and I embraced every moment of it!

      And as time went by we grew up, got older and had our own lives to live. Edith was a very wise woman, I learned so much from her! And she looked out for me. I have always been in touch with Edith through out the years, she has met my children, knew my sisters, my mom and my dad.

      For every beginning there is an end, I am sad as write this, however I have memories that cannot be matched, I shall never forget this great person whom I was blessed to have her in my life♥️. She made a very impressionable mark in my life ♥️.

      With love, respect and memories that will last the rest of my life. Thank you sweet lady.

      My condolences to the family

      Much love, respect and honor
      Greg Grimes.

  10. Dear Mother your gonna be missed!But I got peace with your passing.Your home now with your mother,father, family and friends. Love with all my ❤ Love Poo..God Bless You

  11. I am sending prayers during this time. It never easy to lose a loved one for any reason; to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Continual prayers and condolences to the entire family.

  12. Rest is the hands of our Lord and Savior cousin Loretta. May God be with Robert and Darnell. May God send peace and comfort during this time to our family. Gone but never forgotten. Love you cousin Loretta…

  13. It is with great sadness that I express my condolences to the family of Loretta Cobb. She has been freed of her pain and suffering and in a better place. May God place his arms around you all and give you strength during this time of grief.
    Francesca Ross(Daniel)

  14. Resting from this worlds troubles is hard for us to deal with. We will miss your laugh Cousin. Miss you dearly.

  15. From Walter and Aunt Connie & Family –

    Robert we are sending our Sympathy with the loss of your Mother. Passing time can never “dim” a Mother’s love and your love for her. Your mother will be with you always in so many ways. It is hard to let someone go who means so much to so many people. Let found memories of her warm your heart every time you are feeling her loss. Just remember that our many warm and heartfelt thoughts are there with you today and for all the days coming. With Deepest Sympathy!!

  16. Mr. Mrs. James Harrison & Family

    Dear Robert,
    May God Bless You in this time of Sorrow. My thoughts and Prayers are with you.

    Uncle James Harrison

  17. Mr. Mrs James Harison & Family

    May God Bless nand Uphold You in this time of Sorrow.

    Keeping You in My Prayers
    Uncle James Harrison

  18. Mr. Mrs. James Harrison & Family

    Dear Robert,
    My Heart felt Sympathy to You and The Family in the loss of Your Mother. I Pary that God will Bless and Keep You in this time of Sorrow.

    Uncle James

  19. Prayers of comfort to your entire family Rob. Hold on to the good memories and cherish them with family and loved ones.

  20. RIH Loretta the struggles are over you are free, free at last, free at last thank God almighty you are free at last. Take your rest my Sister and my prayers are with your family and loved ones

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