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Vera Cobb Teague

April 25, 1945 September 9, 2016
Vera  Cobb Teague
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Obituary for Vera Cobb Teague
We will Remember the Life & Legacy of
Our Beloved Mother


A celebration of her life is scheduled
Saturday, September 17, 2016

First United Baptist Church
3728 Haverford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Homegoing Service at 11:00 a.m.

The interment will conclude at
Rolling Green Memorial Park
West Chester, PA 19382

The Obituary

VERA MARIE COBB TEAGUE was born April 25, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the 14th child of the late Author Walding Cobb and Mabel Allen Cobb. They instilled in Vera the values that would guide her life, faith in God, hard work and the importance of family unity, love and respect.

“In thee, O Lord, do I put my Trust.”

Vera was educated in the Philadelphia public school system. She attended the historic William B. Hanna School, Historic William H. Shoemaker Junior High School, Overbrook High School and Downingtown Boarding School. Influenced by her late sister, Mabel Cobb Batts, she also attended nursing school. With this upbringing, Vera chose her own creative path with various jobs, from nursing for a short time, singing in a band, working with a traveling circus/carnival to name a few. Vera had an eye for interior design, she could turn a room in any house into a deluxe parlor with much flair, but what she loved the most was being a caregiver. It meant everything to her to be there for her family without restrictions. Vera married twice: The late Sylvester Quaterbaum and the late Denzel Teague. Although birthing four, Vera raised eight children, who gave her fourteen grandchildren, who gave her six great grandchildren. She was her children’s Guardian Angel and protected them and nurtured them into the upstanding people they are today, and was so saddened when she lost her oldest grandson, Ernest James Cobb, and then her youngest son, Jerrell Smith Teague at such an early age.

“Knock and the door will be open”

Vera’s home was the welcoming destination for family and friends. A visit meant fun, good food and memorable experiences. Countless siblings, cousins and friends found sanctuary in her home. It was not a well kept secret that if you were going through something at home, Aunt Vera had an ear for you (and maybe even a bed). Her hospitality was legendary, her ability to tell funny stories and the way she could turn out a party, “boy could she dance”. Vera was brilliant, funny, loving, straight talking, talented and spiritual. She was truly a woman among women. She’s going to be truly missed.

Continuing the Legacy: “Hold on to the Memories and Keep telling the family story”

Vera taught us the importance of family, immediate and extended. She made sure we knew our family and participated in as many events as we could. She also taught us how to accept people for who they are and not who you want them to be. She taught us it take all kinds of people to make the world interesting and go round.
She is survived by her sister: Mamie Virginia Croker, Children: Stephanie (Samuel Reid) LaSandra (Lorenzo Brown), Deborah (Arvin Moore), Nicole (Gregory Smith), Michelle, Raoul, Thomas (Shavonda Teague). Grand Children: LaVanda, Carl, Charlene, Emani, Samuel, Faith, Sianni, Eden, Nevaeh, Nasheem, Zion, Makaiya, Kitaiyah. Great Grand Children: Ajaney, Ahmed, Kymari, Jahaaz, Jerrell, Nasir, Kayden, god daughters: Joanne Akers, Vanessa Wright and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews,
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