Ava E. Coggin
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NASHVILLE - Ava E. Coggin, age 83, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Born in Nash County, NC on August 17, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Walter Gray Evans and Frances Breedlove Evans. She was also preceded in death by the "love of her life", beloved husband, Garland W. Coggin; and siblings, Walter G. "Jim" Evans, Jr., Lois Evans, Wayland Evans, and Horace Evans.
Ava's life was filled with family, friends, love, laughter, and enduring faith. She was a dedicated member of Corinth Baptist Church where she graciously served in many capacities. Ava was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Ava leaves behind to cherish her memory, son, Michael W. Coggin and wife, Anise, of Nashville; and daughter, Sonja C. Russ and husband, Tony, of Rocky Mount. She is also survived by grandchildren, Christina C. Pritchard and husband, Adam, Michael W. Coggin, Jr. and wife, Brooke, and Brandon A. Russ; great-grandson, Owen Pritchard; brothers, Warren Evans and wife, Marie, of Wendell and Donald Evans and wife, Susan, of Ernul; and sister-in-law, Linda Evans of Fuquay Varina.
A Private Family Graveside Service was officiated by Dr. Richard A. Walker at Forest Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Corinth Baptist Church, 2883 N. NC 58 Hwy., Nashville, NC 27856.
Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.