Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


July 9, 2014

Leila Cosby

In the early morning hours of Sunday, July 6, 2014, Leila Cosby, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and teacher passed away at her home in Frost, Texas, surrounded by those who loved her most. Leila was married for 50 years to the love of her life, Dale Cosby. She was the beloved mother of Claire Ann Cosby Skierski and adored grandmother of James and Casey Skierski, all of Grand Prairie. Additionally, she is survived by Luther Lee and Dorothy Campbell, Douglas Campbell, Kathleen and Mark Walker, and her many nieces and nephews.

Her parents Luther Lee and Madelyn Ruth Campbell precede her in death.

Mrs. Cosby, as she was well known, taught English in several school districts over her 32 years of teaching including Frisco, Sinton, Spurger, Frost, and Ganado ISDs in addition to a year of teaching with both Dale and Claire at Al Hedayah Academy in Arlington, Texas. In this time, her belief in her students and insistence on high performance changed thousands of lives. Whether it was in the classroom or for one of the many academic contests in which she was involved, she inspired excellence in her students.

After retirement, she became an avid quilter and her grandsons were the lucky recipients of many of those quilts. James and Casey were the joy of her life, and they enjoyed a close relationship with her.

The discovery of pancreatic cancer in May was a shock, and her decline after the diagnosis, swift. She passed away as she wished, however, at home with her family. To say she will be missed does not do justice to this loss, but she will be missed.

Memorial service will be held 11:00 am Friday, July 11, 2014 at Frost United Methodist Church.

An online guest book is available at

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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