Funeral services will be conducted for Mrs. Corita Ambroise Bobb, 87, at 11a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2009, at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Four Corners, 1325 Big Four Corners Road. Father Gregory Cormier will be the celebrant. Interment will follow at Sorrell Cemetery. A native of St. Martin Parish, she was born at St. John on July 4, 1921. She was a resident of Louisa Plantation and a longtime resident of Four Corners, Mrs. Bobb, passed away suddenly, at her residence, on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at 1 a.m.
The family requests a gathering of family and friends at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church on Friday, March 27, 2009, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., with all Organizational Resolutions and Rituals at 7 p.m. followed by recitation of the Rosary. Visitation will resume on Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 9 a.m. followed by Mass service at 11 a.m.
Mrs. Bobb was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a great-great-grandmother. She loved entertaining family and friends. She also loved to cook and everyone enjoyed her specialty — Eggplant Casserole. She never missed a family gathering whether it was the Bobbs, Ambroises or any of her extended family. She was a supporter, counselor, friend and sometimes god-mother to all who knew her. She took people under her wings and guided them through life, whether listening or giving advice.
She was very active in her church and community. She was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church, in Louisa where her family practiced their doctrine of faith. After moving to Four Corners, she became an active member at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. She was a member and past Director of the Senior Choir. She was a past President and member of the Ladies Altar Society, a member and Chaplain of Knights of St. Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary Court No. 124, member and past President of the Legion of Mary and Our Lady of Grace, member of the St. Katherine Drexler Society, a minister of the church parish sick and shut-ins, an active Eucharistic Minister and Minister of the Word, and a past Religion Teacher for years. She spearheaded fundraisers, volunteer services and was a resource person for her Catholic Faith. She recently helped with the planning service of the St. Joseph Altar for the church community.
She is survived by four sons Robert C. Bobb and his wife, Joyce, of Washington, D.C., Issac Bobb III and his wife, Vanessa, of Rowlett, Texas, Kenneth D. Bobb and his wife, Renae, of Grandview, Miss., and David S. Bobb of Dallas; and a daughter Mary E.B. Darby and her husband, Odale, of Abbeville; one sister Marion A. Francis and her husband, Calden, of St. Martinville; two brothers Thomas Ambroise of St. Martinville, and Lawrence Ambroise and his wife, Willie Mae, of Galveston, Texas. Also surviving Mrs. Bobb are her brothers-in-law Carroll Bobb, Harold Bobb and Lester Patton of Houston; sisters-in-law Levora Bobb, Harriett Patton, Inez Bobb, Nadine Woods, Ether Bobb, Dolly Bobb, all of Houston; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, her Legion of Mary family, and a host of special friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Issac Bobb Jr.; her parents, Lawrence Ambroise and Mary Lassigne Ambroise; an infant grandson Jude Darby; brothers Clonie Ambroise and Edward Ambroise; her sisters Thelma Hypolite and Rita Mae Kerlegan; and her brothers-in-law Camille Bobb, Vernon Bobb, Gabriel Kerlegan and Nicholas Hypolite.
She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Otis Mortuary Inc. of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.