Leary “Denise” Cosby


Leary Denise Cosby “Niecy” was born March 26, 1957 in Youngstown, OH to James Deriest and Clarice Cosby.

Denise graduated from North High School, class of ’76.

Denise gained her wings July 7, 2021. She will join her mother and father, James Deriest and Clarice Cosby; sister, Emma Lee Hunter-Long; and brothers, Donald and Willie Hunter in paradise.

Denise is survived by her four daughters, Conchata C., Tamara C., Alethea M., and Amber Y.; eight grandchildren, Ka’lonia J., Christain S., Zhiyona C., Gregory W. Jr., Heaven S., London T., Lex Y., and Anthony M. Jr.; loving sisters, Dorothy and Vera Cosby; loving son-in-law, Anthony M. Sr.; and her many loved ones that adores her.

Rest in Paradise Mom. You are truly missed and loved dearly.

Long live Mama D.

Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral 2:00pm Saturday, July 17, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.


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Condolence Messages

  1. I love you, shine bright my angel


    Sorry for the family loss

  3. I’m miss you so much Mom! Watch over us ❤️

  4. Diane L Henderson

    Deepest condolences to you and your family

  5. Keijawana (Keke) Rocker

    You will be truly missed auntie and I’m soooo sorry I didn’t bring the boys to see you keep watching over the family. You will never be forgotten

  6. Elijahjuan Burton

    Rest in Heaven..!!

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