Beverly Ann Rhodes Coley

February 9, 1931March 16, 2020

Beverly Ann Coley, born February 9,1931, was a woman who brought grace and elegance to this world. As of March 16, 2020, she now brings that grace and elegance to heaven. During her time on earth, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, as well as a servant to her community.

She was a devoted member of Highland United Methodist Church for over 64 years and was an active member of her neighborhood Garden Club. Throughout her life she embraced manners, commitment to community and love and friendship to everyone. She was the first person to selflessly offer help to anyone who needed it whether it was a struggling family or a student trying to pay for school. Beverly led a Polk Juvenile Correction Center rehabilitation program in which she brought in Christmas trees and worked with the community to decorate them for the holidays. She also taught residents how to plant and raise gardens. During these activities, she helped these young men both learn about Christ as well as find hope and happiness in their lives. Throughout her life, she would recall this outreach program as one of her fondest memories.

She loved to travel and experience new places. Whether it was the bright lights of New York, the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, the quiet solitude of Cody, Wyoming, or the blue herons in Morehead City, she embraced it all.

She will now be joining her mother, Viola Elizabeth Rhodes, and father, Albert Levi Rhodes, in heaven along with her beloved husband of 68 years, Felton Parrish Coley. Her loving family that remains on earth for the time includes her 2 sons, Gary Felton Coley and Felton Parrish Coley Jr., daughters-in-law, 5 grandchildren (3 with spouses), 3 great grand children and her beloved Pekapoo, Angel.

A private graveside service was held at Raleigh Memorial Park on Glenwood Avenue. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The SECU Hospice House at 426 Hospital Road, PO Box 1376, Smithfield, NC 27577.


  • Private Graveside Service


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Debbie Sykes

March 22, 2020

Steve and I send our condolences to the family for your loss. She was a kind lady who will be remembered for her concern for others. You and your family are in our prayers,Felton.

Ginny Craig

March 18, 2020

I will always remember Mrs Coley for her love, the sunshine of her smile & her zest for life. She has left such a legacy for her family. Heaven & her Savior are surely rejoicing to welcome her home. Sending my love to her family, and especially my long-time friend Felton, who continues to live the life of love & service his Mom so modeled. Such sacrifice & friendship over many years is so rare & precious. Thanking God for Mrs Coley’s life & her family who will carry her legacy forward in the days to come.

Terri Ward

March 17, 2020

My condolences to you and your family,

Terri Ward, Qlarant

Jean Johnson

March 17, 2020

Beverly, better known to our family as AM MA for many many years, was a dear sweet and graceful lady and a wonderful friend. AM MA will be missed dearly by our family. May Angels walk with you always. Richard and Jean , Kevin and Brittany Johnson