Alice Jeans Coggin

November 5, 1933 - October 17, 2021

11/05/1933 - 10/17/2021

Past Services

Thursday October 21, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Friday October 22, 2021
1:30 pm
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Friday October 22, 2021
4:00 pm
Forest Hills Cemetery
350 N. 1st St.
Nashville, NC 27856
Tuesday November 02, 2021
2:00 pm
The Village at Brookwood,
1860 Brookwood Ave.Burlington, NC 27215
Burlington, NC 27215

BURLINGTON, NC – Alice Jeans Coggin, age 87, formerly of Ahoskie, passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at the Cone Health Alamance Regional Medical Center of Burlington, NC.

Mrs. Coggin was born on November 5, 1933 to Lonnie and Lois Medlin Jeans in Franklin County, NC. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. Alice loved a friendly game of bridge and reading a good book. She was a great cook and enjoyed trying new recipes, especially for her bridge club. Alice collected butterflies, angels and hugs. She loved watching sports and adored spending time with family and friends. Her legacy is being a Mom, Granny and GG. Today she walks and talks with the Lord, no doubt sharing stories about her family & friends. Her spirit lives on through the lives she touched along the way. We are all grateful for her love.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Philip Ray Coggin, Sr., three sisters, Mae Jeans, Lucille Cleaton, and Shirley Jeans; and brothers, Bobby, Duel, Benny, and Ervin Jeans.

Alice is survived by her son, Philip Ray Coggin, Jr. of Liberty, NC; two daughters, Wanda Coggin Woodford, and Sharon Cox, both of Greensboro, NC; three grandchildren, Brandy Woodford and husband Steve Cauthen of Greensboro, NC, Daniel Cox and wife Keri of Greensboro, NC, and Ally Coggin of Liberty, NC; three great-grandchildren, Mitchell Hedrick, Carmen Hedrick, and Ellie Cauthen; four sisters, Joyce Vick, and Faye Parker, both of Rocky Mount, NC, Edna Goelzer of Mooresville, NC, and Kaye Lilly and husband William of Vanceboro, NC.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 1:30 PM at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Dr. Jesse Croom and Rev. Anita Thompson officiating. Burial will be at 4:00 PM at Forest Hills Cemetery, 350 N 1st St, Nashville, NC 27856. A memorial service will be held at The Village at Brookwood, 1860 Brookwood Ave, Burlington, NC 27215, on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Lee Edwards officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Mrs. Coggin’s memory to The First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, PO Box 649, Ahoskie, NC 27910, or online by clicking here or Baptist Children’s Homes of NC, Britton Ministries, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC, 27360 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Coggin family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Sophia Sumner
2 years ago

So sorry to hear of Alice’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Rita Thornton
2 years ago

Ray, Wanda, and Sharon, my heart goes out to you in the loss of your beautiful Mother. She and Phil were such good neighbors and friends of ours when we lived in Ahoskie many years ago. I’m so glad Alice and I talked via phone a couple weeks before she died. A special place in my heart for all of you.

Donnie and Brandi Shores
2 years ago

To Wanda and her family, I’m very sorry for the loss of your mother. I will always remember the day you came to our home with Donna for a visit and ate my mother’s homemade soup. Now your mother is in Paradise with Donna, her husband David and my parents, Irvin and Katherine Shores. My wife, Brandi and I will remember you and your family in our prayers. God Bless.

carolyn gregory upton
2 years ago

Ray and family, So sorry for the loss of your mother. Cherish your memories and she will live on in your heart.

Eloise and John Edgerton
2 years ago

Wanda, Sharon, Ray and family — We loved your Mom, who became one of our very dearest friends during our nine years together at The Village At Brookwood. We truly miss her!

Lila Flanagan
2 years ago

Wanda, Sharon, Ray and Family…Thinking of you during this time. My love and prayers to you. Alice and I were good friends for many years. I will miss her.

Allen and Carolyn Cleaton, Ray and Janie Gathercole
2 years ago

Alice was a wonderful Aunt, sending love and prayers to the Wanda, Ray and Sharon…..❤️❤️

Bill Nixon
2 years ago

Wanda and family….

Spoken prayers for you and the family upon the loss of your mom. As noted in the obit, she will live on in the hearts of those she loved and those who loved her. Peace be with you.