~Obituary~\n\nI have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me on that day; and not to only me, but unto all them also that love his appearing.\n\nII Timothy 4:7-8\n\n\n\nRodney Arzan Cobbs, entered into eternal rest on October 6, 2021 at 12:26 pm at Henrico Doctors Hospital in Henrico VA at the age of 68, with his dearest family by his side. Rodney was born to the late Margaret C. Jackson and the late Collins H. Howlett III on January 27, 1953 in Richmond VA. He graduated from George Wythe High School, J Sergeant Reynolds Community College and attended Old Dominion University.\n\n\n\nHe had a very big heart and a giving spirit he found joy in giving to anyone that he could. His favorite interests were "RedSkins", Marvel Movies,reading, African American History and Culture. As a child, Rodney played football and was very good at it. He loved to tell the story about how he kept playing even after his helmet came off.\n\n\n\nRodney was a man of courage. A man that stood fast in his beliefs. Rodney endured many struggles in his life that many have not overcome. He took those tribulations and used them to help others... Strangers, friends and relatives. Rodney wasn't very social but he loved spending time with his family discussing current social events, the latest movies, tv shows, sports, and/or just hanging out. He loved his grandchildren dearly, so much that he changed his entire life for them. As a child, Rodney played football and was very good at it. He loved to tell the story about how he kept playing even after his helmet came off.\n\n\n\nRodney proceded in death by his mother Margaret Jackson, father Collins Howlett, daughter Chiquetta Segers, three brothers: Anthony Cobbs (Caroline), Andre Brown, William Brown (Evelyn), sister Monchella Brown. He leaves to cherish his memories, three Children: Sayfia Turner (Alvin), Rodney Ruffin (Veronica), and Malik Cobbs. Four siblings: Michael Cobbs Sr. (Sandra), Calathea Brown, Valencia Ingram and Christine Segers. Aunt Alice Skipper (Raleigh) Uncle James Cobbs (Cynthia) Uncle Philip Cobb Three grandchildren: Anaya Cobbs-Nelson, Sanae' Turner and Au'qwon Turner and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and special fur grandchildren Cali and Broady.\n\n\n\nGod saw the Rodney was getting tired and a cure was not to be, He put his loving arms around him and whispered, "come with me". With tearful eyes we watched him suffer, and we saw him fade away, although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating. God broke our hearts to prove to us that he only takes the best.\n\n\n\nMemorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 11AM at Mimms Funeral Home, 1827 Hull St.