On Saturday, June 19, 2021, Harriet Bryant Cosby passed away at the age of 75. Her daughters, Denise (Harry) Baker, Barbara (Andrew) Cosby, Kim (Mark) Brumbeloe, grandchildren, Zach (Brooke) Smith, Amanda (Matt) Davis, Deborah (Matt) Millican, Benjamin, Bailey, Brody, Bowman & Beckah Brumbeloe, great-grandchildren, Hunter & Hudson Smith, John & Jordan Davis and Caroline Millican and by her brother and sister, Carl (Maxine) Bryant and Janice (Steve) Taylor and her many nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends will forever remember her with love and fondness.
Harriet was an amazing woman of integrity, strength, and sacrifice. She was the epitome of the Proverbs 31 description: a faithfully devoted wife of over 55 years, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, friend, and Christian servant. She had the deepest of love for others. Her spiritual eyes were always to recognize the needs of family, friends, and strangers — knowing how to meet those needs so that God got the glory. She had a spirit of “busyness”; she was never idle. Harriet’s hands were gifted. Her hands wrote her own obituary. She used her hands to touch lives of others for the Lord, whether organizing church activities or making music in her long-serving church pianist position. She and her husband loved the hymns of the church but also loved Southern Gospel music, traveling when they could to hear hours of praises to their risen Savior. Harriet’s energies were seemingly endless, often spent, once again with her hands, in creating items of unique beauty with her sewing and embroidery skills for her beloved family, friends and others. Those same hands cooked more meals than one could count. Harriet loved to use her hands to dig into the soil, plant flowers and then harvest those flowers to share with others. She gifted with contagious laughter, shared her joy in the Lord with all who would listen and some who would not listen, and captured opportunities to speak of God’s goodness and grace most often without knowing she was paving the way for others to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ. She dedicated herself to all she set to do, including her employment with Auburn University Libraries. Her friendship was beyond true, trustworthy, and devoted. She lived her life in the fruit of the Spirit as she lived the lyrics of a song she sang, “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.” She often expressed her love and admiration for her parents and, without a doubt, continued their legacy of service to the Lord. Her inner strength was most evident during her final eleven months as she battled post COVID-19 complications. Her earthly battles are over — she fought the good fight, finished the course, and most of all, kept her faith. She has left behind her legacy of faith, love and hope for all who knew her.
Her devoted spouse of 55 years, Larry Kenneth Cosby and her parents, Odis Carl (OC) and Eunice Bryant preceded her in death.
We will hold a visitation for friends and family on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Salem Macon Baptist Church, 4647 Tallapoosa Street, Notasulga, Alabama, 36866, followed by a combined memorial service for both Harriet and Kenneth. Afterward, there will be a brief graveside service in the church cemetery.
There will be a memorial wall for friends and family to share stories or photos of Harriet & Kenneth with the family. These can be emailed to email@example.com or bring them to the service with you.
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