Veda Kay Glover passed away on March 18, 2014, at home after a courageous battle with an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 21 at Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Reverend George Speake officiating. Burial will follow at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tom Copeland Jr., Jason Cox, Jason Nelson, Deke Owens, Thurman Ramsey, Matt Raymond III, Brent Rose, and Mike Stokes.
Kay was born Nov. 9, 1946, in Milan, Tenn. She graduated from Ripley High School, Ripley, Tenn., and attended Freed-Hardeman College in Henderson, Tenn. She graduated from Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn., where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Kay held a Master of Arts in Education and a Master of Educational Administration and Supervision from East Carolina University in Greenville.
Her career with Onslow County Schools began in 1974, and focused on educating and nurturing students to become successful citizens. Kay served as a teacher and assistant principal at Tabernacle School and as principal at Northwoods, Morton and Jacksonville Commons Elementary Schools. She was loved and respected by students and staffs who she mentored during her 28 years of service with the school system.
Kay is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, John E. Glover of the home; son, John Christopher Glover and wife, Erin of Jacksonville; brother, Randall R. Roark and wife, Barbara of Halls, Tenn., brother, Kenneth L. Roark and wife, June of Ripley, Tenn., six nieces and nephews and the loves of her life, grandsons, John Britton and Jackson Floyd Glover of Jacksonville.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville.
Kay's exuberant personality, her spirit of joy, her selfless giving, and her genuine caring, trademark her as the true Southern lady that she was. Family and friends who loved and supported her throughout her long illness will miss her immensely.