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Lucille Keeter Coggins

August 21, 1939 - January 15, 2020

CONWAY, NC – Lucille Keeter Coggins, age 80, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Rich Square Manor of Rich Square, NC.

A native of Halifax County, Mrs. Coggins was born on October 21, 1939 to Benjamin Keeter and Geneva Porter Keeter. Lucille was an active member of Conway Baptist Church. She was strong in her faith, teaching Sunday School class for twenty-four years, serving in the WMU’s, and many other capacities at the church.  Lucille was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She loved her community and was active in the Conway Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary where she helped with many of their fund raisers. Lucille was a supporter of her husband in everything he did. They enjoyed spending time traveling.  She spent countless hours crocheting baby quilts for many people. After raising her children, she made many friends grading peanuts and worked as a secretary for Conway Farm Supply for many years. She knew more about chemicals than most farmers did. Many people got to reap the benefits of her love to bake her famous chocolate chess pies, the community would call prior to a fund-raising event to see if she would have one available. Lucille loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Coggins, a brother, Preston Keeter, a sister, Mary Turner, a half-sister, Patty Powell and three half-brothers, Lockhart Keeter, James Keeter, and Leslie Keeter.

Lucille is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Linwood, two daughters, Melissia Coggins Stephenson of White Lake, and Mary Coggins Rowe and husband Patrick of Conway; two grandsons, Nathan Rowe, and Ryan Rowe; one granddaughter, Jenna Stephenson; brother, Herman Keeter; sister, Pearl Strickland; half-brother, Benjamin Keeter; along with a host of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 16, 2020, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square, NC, and other times at the home.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020, at 11:00 am at the Conway Baptist Church, Conway, NC, with Rev. Jayson Rowe and Rev Willie McLawhorn, officiating. Burial will follow in Conway Cemetery.

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

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Rich Square, North Carolina

116 Short Street
Rich Square, NC 27869

Service Information

Date: Friday, January 17, 2020

Time: 11:00 am


Conway Baptist Church

229 North Church Street,
Conway, NC 27820

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, January 17, 2020


Conway Cemetery

North Church Street
Conway, NC 27820

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