Curtis LaShawn Cobbins known as "Shaun" to many, was born on October 27, 1980, to the union of Thelma Jean and Curtis "Pops" Cobbins in Maywood IL. He accepted Christ at a young age at Second Baptist Church and later in life, he attended Lifeline Church in Cicero, IL. He attended McKinley Elementary thru 5th grade then Roosevelt Jr. High and graduated in 1994, and Proviso West High School in Hillside, IL, where he graduated in 1998. He then attended Triton College in River Forest, IL, where he was interested in Computer Arts Design and Engineering.
Shaun was a very charismatic person and found common interests with people that enjoyed life! He had a group of childhood friends known as "The Crew'' who kept in contact with one another daily with inspirational messages as well as tons of jokes, laughs, and roasting one another. Shaun was the one on most days to kick off the day with just a simple "Good Morning Fam" message. He enjoyed cooking, watching Chicago team sports, discussing "the good old days'', but most of all, listening to great music. You could find him listening to old skool, new skool, and everything in between. That was truly his passion in which he had an ear for. He could briefly hear a beat and tell you which songs they originated from; a true producer at heart.
On February 5, 2002, Shaun was excited and blessed to become the proud father of his first son, Trevion Nasir Cobbins. So much so that he passed out in the delivery room. He definitely instilled great wisdom and strength in him to be the big brother, and passed the torch for him to be a great role model for his siblings. Secondly, was Kemon Jayshaun Rucker who inherited his laid-back mindset and kindhearted spirit. Third being Jakarri Deion Cobbins, his mini-me, with common interests and quirks, 2 peas in a pod. Fourth, Anaiya Ella-Grace Cobbins, his only daughter, the "Apple of his eye”, “Daddy's Girl” spoiled to the core. Lastly of the bunch, but surely not least, Ayden Carter Cobbins-Eabron, who was definitely his dad's shadow and right hand helper. Always calling "dad" for help and guidance. Then one late summer afternoon on September 9, 2018, Curtis married Aja and their life changed. They showed each other that the epitome of love can stand the rain. The 22 year old love story prevailed: To Hip Hop.
Shaun was a very hard working man that worked at a plethora of jobs to be knowledgeable in multiple fields. He worked at Best Buy in Downers Grove and Melrose Park #322, as a Car-Fi Installer from 1997 until 2005. Where he met his wife, Aja "The Love of his Life" in 1999, and a few friends that became close like family. He also worked as a truck driver at Continental Express in Elk Grove IL, where he literally drove everywhere. Then on to Barbara A. Sizemore Academy (BASA) of Betty Shabazz International Charter Schools, as a Security Officer from Feb 2019 until his untimely demise. "The Village '' were they practiced African traditions, he was known as Baba Curtis, and in his short time there his co-workers grew close with him and some built a genuine appreciation for him. Some described him as “The first and last amazing impression of the BSICS Network, always playing the best jams to keep your soul lifted."
In heaven, Shaun will join his maternal grandparents; Pearl and Wayne Payne; his paternal grandparents, Dorthy and Willie Cobbins; uncles, Calvin, William, Robert, and Willie Cobbins; aunts, Dorthy, and Jackie Cobbins; and his first cousin, Rodney, who he adored greatly like a big brother.
Curtis leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Aja Campbell-Cobbins; his four sons, Trevion N. Cobbins, Kemon J.Rucker (LaKisha Rucker), Jakarri D. Cobbins, Ayden C. Cobbins-Eabron (Ambi Eabron); his only daughter, Anaiya E.G Cobbins, which he gave the nickname “NuNu” (that only he could say); his father, Curtis Cobbins; his mother, Thelma Cobbins; his aunts, Genetta Payne, Martha Cobbins, and Evelyn Cobbins; his uncles, Leonard Cobbins, and Vernon Cobbins; father-in-law Anthony Campbell; mother-in-law, Sharon Stamps; brother-in-law, Aaron Snyder; niece, Aariona Snyder; close cousins, Vanessa, Chuck, Brandon, June, and Rashad; god brother, Tommie Woods; two "little brothers," Allen and Lavell Clark; "big brother," William Corey Brown; and a host of family and close friends.
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