May 18, 1927 ~ February 15, 2011

Born in: Wilson Co., NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

MITCHELL COBB CASE ASHEVILLE – Mitchell Cobb Case, 83, of Asheville, died Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center. A native of Wilson Co., she was a daughter of the late Lloyd Daniel and Mary Susan Abrams Cobb. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Willard Boyd Cockrell, and second husband, Wallace Case. Mrs. Case was a member of Biltmore Church of God, was a beautician, and was a widely known church music educator. She is survived by daughters Linda Cockrell Howard and husband, Jerry, of Asheville, and Mary Elizabeth Abrams Stallings of Smithfield, NC; step-children Beverly Mattinson of Utah, David Case of Idaho, and Wendell Case of NC; grandchildren Beth Howard Gilliard, Charles Howard, and Melissa Stallings; great-grandchildren Faith, Grant, Christian, Chayse, Kaitlyn, and Brandon; numerous step-grandchildren and nieces and nephews who considered her a second mom. She will be greatly missed. A funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Biltmore Church of God, with the Rev. Dale Whitson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Services will also be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Cemetery Chapel in Rocky Mount Memorial Park, Rocky MT., NC. Memorials may be made to SonRise Missions and/or to Church of God Home for Children, c/o Biltmore Church of God, 1390 Sweeten Creek Rd., Asheville, NC 28803. Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.

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  1. To the Howard family, and friends, I can only say that Mitchell was one of the greatest women I have ever known, one of her main focuses in life was to help win souls to Christ,I know that she will be greatly missed, by all that knew her, and I hope to see her again one day.

  2. Dear Linda & Jerry,
    Sorry to hear of Mitchell’s passing. She was a great inspiration to Debbie and me and will always be lovingly remembered. The church as lost another great pillar of faith and heaven is certainly richer. Please know that you and the family are in our prayers and we love you as always.
    Charles & Debbie

  3. Linda & Howard, You’re Mom was a wonderful person. She inspired me in many ways. She certainly will be missed. Also my Mom really was impressed with her.They became good friends while she was in the nursing Home.I surely will miss her, but the good thing we’ll see her again in Heaven..God be with your family.

  4. So sorry about your loss. Levy and I have thought of you folks often over the past 30 years and prayed for you alot. We loved and appreciated Mitchell.

  5. Mitchell has always been an inspiration to both of us. She set such a wonderful example to us as a Christian woman. I (Sue) first met her when she lived in Rocky Mount in the early ’70s, so I enjoyed visiting in the COG there and heard her choirs. What wonderful music!!! I also visited her as she moved to other locations through the years. Our first son Robert was born on her birthday, so the first written announcement was to Mitchell. Family was everything to her and her prayers for you all were continuous. May the Lord bless and comfort you as you celebrate the home going of such a wonderful Kingdom worker.

  6. Linda & family,
    So sorry for the loss of Mitchell. God has another sweet angel with Him in Heaven. You are in my thought and prayers..Donna

    If You Could See Me Now: By Patsy Deskins

    If you could see me now you wouldn’t shed a tear.
    Though you may not understand why I’m no longer there. Remember my spirit that is the real me because I’m still very much alive, I’ve just been set free, Oh, if you could only see! Iahve beheld our Father’s face and I’ve touched my Savior’s hand. All of Heaven’s angels rejoiced as I enterd the Promised Land. Beyond the gates of pearl I’ve walked on the golden streets.
    I’ve touched the walls of jasper and dipped my foot in the crystal sea. The beauty is beyond words and nothing could compare. I’ve seen your mansion and someday will meet you there. Let Jesus be your guide because His wWord will show you the way! So please don’t cry for me we will meet again someday.

  7. Linda,
    It was my pleasure working with your Mother at Fleshers. She always greeted me each morning with a smile and hug. She often talked about her church and the love for the Lord and was excited about the day she would be going home to see him. May God’s presence be near to you in the days and weeks ahead.


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