Ella was born June 15, 1942, in Berwick, the daughter of Frank B. and Lorena M. Lodrigue Lombas.
On Sept. 12, 1959, she was married to Jessie “Captain Red” Cobbs, and he survives.
She was a wonderful wife and mother, who enjoyed cooking and caring for her mother. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her wonderful and devoted husband of 52 years, Jessie “Captain Red” Cobbs of Berwick; her mother, Lorena M. Lombas of Berwick; five children, Robert Cobbs of Berwick, Jeannine Barrick and husband Richard of Berwick, Lisa Chapman and husband Mike of Berwick, Wendy Adams and husband Kevin of Patterson and Lois Arceneaux and husband C.J. of Berwick. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Gary Lombas and wife Gail of Berwick, Lawrence Lombas and wife Josie of Berwick and Jim Lombas of Berwick; two sisters, Lila Kash and husband Bruce of Huntsville, Ala., and Sandra Aucoin and husband James of Berwick; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ella was preceded in death by her father, Frank B. Lombas; one son, Jessie B. Cobbs Jr.; three grandsons, Michael Chapman Jr., Christopher Arceneaux and Robert Martin Cobbs; one brother, Bud Lombas; one sister, Deloris Durpauy; one niece, Angela Bertrand; and one nephew, E.J. Bertrand.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Twin City Funeral Home in Morgan City with Pastor Chad Hebert officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Ella will be laid to rest in the Berwick Cemetery.