Beverly Lewis Cogle, 85, born Nov. 28, 1928, died peacefully at her home on May 30, 2014. She was predeceased by her parents, Guy G. and Daisy Smith Lewis; and her sister, Alice Lewis Lee.
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She is survived by: her husband of 63 years, R. Jack Cogle; a sister-in-law, Peggy Cogle Quay; three daughters, Nancy Cogle Calhoun, Sandra Cogle Bondurant and husband, Fil, and Lynnette Cogle Swoope and husband, Michael; three grandchildren, Scott Bondurant and wife, Abby, Jennifer Bondurant Styles and husband, Doug, and Erin Journell Moock and husband, Brad; and seven great-grandchildren.
Beverly graduated from Madison College in 1949 with a degree in mathematics and later earned her master's in education. She had the joy of teaching for nearly 25 years in the Colonial Heights school system, where she taught elementary, middle, and high school students. She also served as chairman of the high school mathematics department and as a class sponsor for many of the classes. She considered her service there a privilege, as well as a blessing.
Beverly was a devout Christian and a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Colonial Heights. The family would like to thank Dr. Brian S. Neely for the love and compassion shown to Mrs. Cogle and to Hospice Community Care for the care and dedication shown to Mrs. Cogle during her long illness.
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, with the Rev. Dr. Andy Brockelman and Chaplin Joseph R. Seawell officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice Community Care, 10128 W. Broad, Suite J, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
Published in The Progress-Index on June 1, 2014