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Mittie C. Cochran, affectionately called Mother Cochran, was an amazing woman of God and a true soldier for the Lord, who worked tirelessly, more than 50 years on the battlefield compelling men, women, boys and girls to give their lives to the Lord.

Born January 15, 1926, in Camilla, Georgia to the late Charlie and Isabella Whaley, she was the 6th of 7 children.   September 15, 1943 she was united in holy matrimony to the late John Cochran, Jr.  To this union 12 children were birthed, John, Joe, Emma, Charlie, Lillie, Jerry, Timothy, Elizabeth, Samuel, Dorothy, Michael and Chester. 

At the age of 25, Mother Cochran heard the voice of Lord and she submitted to his will.  God saved, sanctified and filled her with the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues as the Sprit gave utterance.  Mother Cochran joined the Monroe Street COGIC where she served faithfully under the late Bishop J.H. Dell, Northern Georgia Jurisdiction of Church of God In Christ as a Missionary and a Mother.   Through her testimony and living a Holy and consecrated life, Mother Cochran witnessed her Mother and all her sisters come to the Lord and receive the Holy Ghost. Mother Cochran desired that her entire family be saved and by the leading of the Holy Ghost she began to pray daily at 12 o’clock.  She started noon day prayer in her home (thanks to Dad Cochran for allowing the doors to be opened to “whosoever will”).  Mother Cochran would often say that the Lord said, “Whosoever will, let them come”.  Through her obedience to God, people began to come from near and far to get saved, delivered and set free.  God used her mightily.   Mother Cochran’s home became a beacon of light for many souls trying to find their way..  Most of her children are ministers and missionaries, also, some of her grandchildren.  In 1984, Mother Cochran joined the New Jerusalem Pentecostal COGiC under the shepherdship of her son, Elder Jerry Cochran, where she was Church Mother, prayer warrior,  mentor,  counselor and so much more.    She loved the Lord and she loved and supported her church.

Often times when Mother Cochran would counsel and pray for people and circumstances she would say “the Lord says Peace” and also, “Victory” and it was so. 

In her own words “ It is a blessing to obey the Lord and stand on His Word, don’t take no for the answer.  I look over my life and I am satisfied.  I am seeking to please the Lord in every walk of my life.  It has not been easy but I pressed on just to please the Lord and I desire to be a blessing to the Lord’s people.  To everyone that reads this be blessed and be followers of God as dear little children, let us remain sweet and humble in our souls as Jesus say “come as you are a child”.  As we progress through life, there will be trials and tribulations, but we must endure until the very end.  “If we suffer with Him we will forever reign with Him.

Mother Cochran went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 13, 2013, leaving a legacy of love, prayer, commitment and dedication. We will all miss Mother Cochran, but we realize that she can now rest from her labor and she is in the arms of Jesus.

Final  arrangements were Saturday, Dec. 21 

Litman Cathedral HOGSIC

1129 W. Whitney Avenue

Albany, GA 31707