Paulette Suddreth Cofer

September 19, 1953March 8, 2020

On Sunday, March 8, Paulette Suddreth Cofer, peacefully passed away surrounded by her faithful and loving family. The halls of Heaven welcomed her strong spirit with open arms, and the sky has certainly gained a wonderful star. For all that were fortunate to know her, Paulette is remembered as one of the sweetest and kindest people to walk this Earth. Her fiercest oath was an unconditional loving commitment to family, coupled with a fearless can-do attitude. By her side through thick and thin for 47+ years, Paulette is survived by her loyal and caring husband Thomas Edward Cofer “Ed”. Also surviving are her mother, Helen Glaze Suddreth “Maw Maw”. Aunt: Margaret Suddreth Padgett. Three children: Thomas Edward Cofer Jr. “Ace”, Charlotte Cofer Whisenhunt “Shelle”, Calvin Clayton Cofer “Clay”. Eight grandchildren: Wright, Banks, Calvin, Lucy, Maverick, Thomas, Wells, Riggs. Two brothers: Scobey Glaze Suddreth, Scott Eugene Suddreth. Countless nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceding Paulette and lovingly ready to greet her at the gates of Heaven, were her father: John Henry Suddreth, and older brother John Henry Suddreth Jr.

The family wishes to thank all the doctors and medical staff that have helped provide for Paulette through her battle with kidney disease. We also wish to thank the outpouring of support from family and friends. Paulette’s story does not end here, death is part of the journey we all must take. Those we love never really die; they just leave before us. We will see her again when our time comes to walk the same path. Until then, rest in peace sweet lady.

Graveside service will be held at 1pm., Monday, March 16, at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington. Friends and family are welcome to gather afterwards at 10 Oceanic Street, Wrightsville Beach. Parking will be available at The King Neptune Restaurant.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

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  • Graveside Service

    Monday, March 16, 2020


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Ann Matthews

April 5, 2020

I loved Paulette from the day Aunt Helen brought her home from the hospital.

She was precious to me and I will miss her so!

Lois Barley-McCurdy

March 16, 2020

Ed I am so sorry ... haven't seen you since married Mike Brewer and we stayed at your house in Wilmington. Had no idea Paulette was had kidney issues ... we have some wonderful times in the 70's and 80's. May this divide your sorrow ... praying

Love & Light,

Lois Barley

Donald Mathews

March 13, 2020

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You and Yours, Ed if I can do anything Please let me know...

Woody Richardson

March 12, 2020

Ed & family, So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts & prayers
I have lost your phone number Ed, please call me at (252)542-0835 when you get a chance.

Larry & Becky Hill

March 12, 2020

So kind, gentle, sweet..and forgiving...we love you and you will be forever in our memories.....Larry & Becky....

Pamela king Sawyer

March 11, 2020

I grew up next to Paulette in Charlotte. She was one of the kindest and sweetest friends I ever had. Memories of us include riding our bikes all over the neighborhood, playing hours upon end with our Barbie Dolls, sleep overs and as we got older, getting into innocent mischief without getting caught.

I last saw her at her brother’s funeral and she hadn’t changed at all. Still as sweet as ever and quick to laugh at our special memories.

Heaven gained a precious soul and our world has lost a beautiful light.

My sincere condolences to her precious children and grand babies.