Rhonda Carol Cochran

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Rhonda Carol (Haley) Cochran was born March 23, 1952 to Clarence and Anita Haley in Beckley, West Virginia. The family moved to Cincinnati in 1953. While growing up in Cincinnati Rhonda spent most of her childhood with family and friends. To family and friends she was known as “Rhonda Carol or supercat”. She spent a lot of time with Diane and Vickie. She had lasting friendship with Angie and Betty. Rhonda also helped raise her siblings. Rhonda would always ride with her dad to go visit her many cousins and aunts and uncles.

Rhonda’s junior year in high school, Anita Mae moved her and her siblings to Columbus. That’s where her baby brother Gary Brian was born. She helped her mom look after him. Rhonda attended and graduated from Eastmoor High School. After high school she worked many jobs. Wasn’t long when she met the love of her life Lance Cochran. They married January 18, 1974. From their love they had two beautiful daughters Laina & Lisa Cochran. To family they were called little Lance and little Rhonda.

Rhonda loved to smile, laugh, talk and spend time with family and friends. She loved to read, do crossword puzzles in pen. She loved to watch HGTV, murder mysteries and jeopardy, play cards, and she was always listening to music. Rhonda went to every school or sports event for her kids. When grandchildren came along she wanted to be called “meme”. She loved her grandchildren and was always there for whatever they may need. The last 30 years she worked at Butler, Cincione, DiCuccio Law office where she met some wonderful co-workers that became long-time friends.

Rhonda leaves to mourn her loss daughters Laina Cochran, Lisa (Maurice) Thomas, Siblings Gloria (Cecil) Crockett, Debra Harris, Vincent (Virginia) Haley, Gary (Francine) Haley, Clarence McAlpin, adopted daughters of her heart, Janina Thornton and Shana Byrd, step mom Alberta Haley, In laws Gary (Saundra) Cochran, Candy Cochran, grandchildren Jayden Thomas, Jaila Dorsey, Javon Dorsey, and Haley Thomas. Nephews Keith Haley, Martin (Jan) Cochran, Michael (Melissa) Cochran, Maurice (Lonita) Tuff, Daniel (Janel) Haley, Seth (Harmony) Haley, Jamie Portman, Simeon Haley, Silas Haley. Nieces Nikita Bland, Jasmine Cochran, Lydia (Wesley) Brubaker, Aisha Haley, Naomi (Brandon) Pozsgai, Sarah and Phoebe Haley, and Kathy Winstead; host of family and friends.

Rhonda Carol Cochran, age 68. Sunrise March 23, 1952 and Sunset February 22, 2021. She worked at Butler, Cincione, and DiCuccio Law office for over 30 years. Predeceased by parents Anita and Clarence Haley. In laws Clarence and Willa Cochran. Her husband Lance Cochran. Brother in law Stephan Cochran. She leaves behind daughters Laina Cochran and Lisa (Maurice) Thomas, also Janina and Shana who were like daughters; siblings Gloria (Cecil) Crockett, Debra Harris, Vincent (Virginia) Haley, Gary (Francine) Haley, and Clarence McAlpin, step mom Alberta Haley, In laws Gary (Sandra) Cochran, Candy Cochran, grandchildren Jayden, Jaila, Javon, and Haley; and a host of relatives and friends. Private Visitation 4:00 PM and Private Memorial Service 5:00 PM Saturday, March 6, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd). To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Cochran Family, visit www.TheChapelofPeace.com

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  1. Bernard Abdul Aleem AKA Lee

    Sending my deepest condolences to her dear family and friends!
    Sometimes it seems like just yesterday we were young teens hanging, laughing, dancing, and just enjoying our youth. In truth I know now, we were destined to gait the earth in diverse directions, face different challenges, fanout into whomever our Lord willed to send; yet I pray we kept the good that we were way back then. Rhonda was one of the best of the social seed we unfolded from. We shall miss her down here; but still we celebrate her rise. I pray the Peace of Allah forever be upon her, His Unmatched Mercy and His Never-Ending Blessings.
    If I could speak up for her, I would say “job well done Rhonda. Rest up in Highest Paradise forever now”. Ameen.
    Bernard Miller Lee and Family
    Houston, Texas

  2. Brandon Walters

    My Deepest Condolences to Cochran Family,
    I’ve been knowing the Cochran’s all my life, living 3 house’s down an they treated me like family, you can’t ask for better people, they where very kind, I will forever hold memories, Laina an Lisa if it’s anything you need I’m still 3 house’s Down! Love y’all

    Our Deepest Condolences Brandon,TJ,Vicky,Tyrone the Walters Family!

  3. Donald Booker

    Growing up as a kid she always had a smile on her face. She was super nice to everyone. You will forever be in my heart.

  4. Please, I would like to attend the service. I am heartbroken. Leah Polis

  5. Donald L Booker

    Sending your Family our deepest condolences. Rhonda was a great Mother, Wife and neighbor. She will be missed by many

  6. Catherine Marquia Sylvia Steven

    Hi Lisa & Laina,
    My heart is So…..heavy. We we Neighbors for over 30yrs.. Your mom was one of the Best people Ive ever known. Praying

  7. Laina & Lisa,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. You both are like my own Nieces and I love you both. Keeping you both in Prayer.

  8. I’ve never been good at expressing my emotions and im still not. Just know my childhood would be insignificant if not for Aunt Rhonda and Uncle Lance. The epitome of black love. Life isn’t fair. I miss you both. You will always be my standard of what love and happiness is.

  9. Trent & Cora Clark

    To The Family Of Rhonda Carol Cochran,

    You Are All In Our Prayers.

    I grew up with Steve and Lance. You have our Heartfelt Condolences.

  10. Carrie Sendykar

    Laina and Lisa,

    Such a great lady and a wonderful person she was. Saddens me that we will not be able to see her again. She will be greatly missed. Jim and I send our condolences. Virtual hugs to all.

  11. Essence Hudson Rice

    Sending my condolences and prayers to Mrs. Rhonda’s Family.

  12. Heartfelt condolences to you. Rhonda was a gentle soul, smiling & singing. May your memories comfort you

  13. Sharon Simpson & Lynn Henry

    Lisa & Laina,
    My Sister and l just found out about your mother from Anjail yesterday. We all lived in Washington Terrace in Cincinnati. You have our deepest sympathy and condolences in the loss of your Mother. She was a beautiful soul inside and out. She will never be forgotten !

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