Cheryl Ann Kimbrell Mobley, 69 years young, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, after a courageous battle with pneumonia.

She was the oldest of four children born to the late R. O. and Clara Crawford Kimbrell.  She was born July 26, 1951 at the former Ware County Hospital in Waycross. She lived in Pierce County all of her life never living more than two miles from her homeplace and graduated from Patterson High School in 1970. In 1971, she married the now late Royce Mobley. From this union, they have a daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. She was a homemaker, a devoted daughter, sister, mama, grandma, aunt, great-aunt, niece, cousin and friend. She was a member of Mershon Baptist Church and had 60 years perfect attendance in Sunday school.  She loved to watch the Pierce County Bears play football and if she couldn’t watch a game she would faithfully listen to it on WKUB. She loved kids, her family, her church, her friends, (going and doing all sorts of things with them all) and just life in general. She had a heart of gold and would do anything in the world for anybody.  She was an excellent cook - learning from her mama, was very independent and didn’t mind telling you what she thought!  She never met a stranger and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Paula (Mobley) and Jimmy Gray, Alston; her grandson, Royce Irvin Gray, Alston; three brothers and sisters-in-law, R. O. “Bob” Jr. and Linda Kimbrell, Mershon, the Rev. Steve and Regis Kimbrell, Reidsville, and Dr. Casey “Charlie” and Angie Kimbrell, Mershon; her nieces and nephews who were more like children to her, Cretia Rowell, Blackshear, Anitra and Jamey Jones, Blackshear, Karissa and Chris Todd, Blackshear, Alyson and Will Repko, Statesboro, Dr. Casey Jr. and Lisa Kimbrell, Bristol, Jessica and Thomas Payne, Roswell, Chris Kimbrell and fiance’, Ellen McCuiston and MariClaire Kimbrell, all of Athens, and C. J. Bland, Blackshear; great -nieces and great-nephews, Taylor Hale, Dock Allen, Elah Young, Gavin Jones, Matthew Todd, Madison Todd, Harrison Repko and Clara Jane Kimbrell; aunts and uncles, Naomi and Morris Henderson, Waycross, Hubert Crawford, Sumter, SC, Robert and Karen Crawford, Blackshear and Wayne and Teresa Crawford, Waycross and numerous cousins and friends.

The family will have a private graveside service for Cheryl at the Bristol Cemetery.

Due to COVID-19, social distancing guidelines as well as the use of facemasks are strongly encouraged.

Active pallbearers will be Dr. Casey Kimbrell Jr., Chris Kimbrell, Chris Todd, James Jones, Will Repko and Thomas Paine.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mershon Baptist Church, 1771 Mershon Road, Mershon, GA  31551.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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