Edna Parks Coggins

November 19, 1922 - February 19, 2023

11/19/1922 - 02/19/2023

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Funeral Service
Saturday April 15, 2023
1:00 pm
Trinity Episcopal Cemetery
4764 US-258
Scotland Neck, NC 27874
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The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.

Edna Parks Coggins, the beloved matriarch of the Coggins family, passed peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, just a few months after celebrating her 100th birthday.

Edna, the daughter of the late Leslie and Caddie Parks, was born in 1922 in Scotland Neck. She was one of six siblings. She married Johnnie Coggins, and together they raised four children, Jean Boseman, Ann Bryant, Samuel Coggins and Faye Coggins. After Johnnie died, she met Roy Hawthorne who was her longtime companion and doted on her until his death. She often said she was blessed to have two good men to love her.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Doris Jernigan; and two brothers Sammy Parks and Alton Parks.

Edna is survived by her brothers, Lloyd Parks and Wilbard Parks; all of her children; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Many of her family and extended family were recently able to join her to celebrate her milestone 100th birthday. Edna’s focus was always on her family, and the many friends she made that became family, swept in by her warm, witty personality, and great sense of humor. Edna also had an amazing work ethic — working as a cashier into her late 70s. She was a fabulous cook (her cheese biscuits were epic); an avid reader and gardener; and loved to spend time with her family sharing family history. Edna was tough, glamorous and loyal; a true gift and inspiration to all who were lucky enough to know her. She will be missed.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at the Trinity Episcopal Cemetery in Scotland Neck.  The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be sent directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Letchworth Chapel in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Coggins family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting letchworthsykesfs.com.

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