Funeral for Cobb police officer Anthony Walter Pereira tomorrow

Logo on former Cobb Police Department Headquarterslogo at the old Cobb Police Department Headquarters (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

According to a news release from Cobb County, the funeral services for Cobb County police officer Anthony Walter Pereira, 28, of Stone Mountain, will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Saint Oliver Plunkett Catholic Church in Snellville.

Father Cyriac Mattathilanickal MS will conduct the service.

Pereira died on Friday, March 15.

The news release stated, “Anthony was a 2008 graduate of Shiloh High School and loved reading and spending time with his family and his daughter. In high school he was involved with the Snellville Police Explorers #805. Anthony was a Cobb County police officer and a United States Marine, honorably serving two tours in Afghanistan from 2009 – 2013. He is survived by his daughter, Khana Pereira; mother & step-father, Helene & Robert Hardin of Snellville; father, Ilidio Manuel Pereira of Kingsland, GA; brother & sister-in-law, Marc & Cathryn Pereira of Kingsland, GA; sister & brother-in-law, Elizabeth & Cory Cown of Easley, SC; paternal grandparents, Helder & Ruth Pereira of CA; paternal grandmother, Maria Pereira of CA; nieces, Keira & Olivia Pereira; several aunts, uncles and cousins.”

“The family will receive friends from 2 – 4 PM and 6 – 8 PM on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078. 770-979-5010. Please sign the online guest registry at,” the release stated.