March 9, 2023
2 p.m.


March 10, 2023
11 a.m.

Anne Wing Coffey, 79, of Cornelius, NC, passed away peacefully on February 28th, 2023, surrounded by her family in Charlotte.

Born in Morganton on July 26th, 1943, to the late Dr. Ralph Donald Coffey and Cecile Wing Wood Coffey, she graduated from Morganton High School in 1961 and Converse College in 1965. In 1962 she debuted at the Terpsichorean Society Debutante Ball in Raleigh followed by the Rhododendron Ball in Asheville in 1963. She was a well respected real estate broker and Partner at C. Ervin and Associates and a member of The Quaker Meadows Chapter of the NSDAR and Morganton Service League. A lifelong Presbyterian, she grew up in the First Presbyterian Church of Morganton, serving as an Elder, among other roles. Upon moving to Cornelius, she joined Davidson College Presbyterian Church.

Beloved by all, Anne is survived by her daughters, Cecile Wing Winstead of Cornelius and Anne Brawley (Jonathan) Arms of Davidson; granddaughters, Morgan Winstead of Sylva, Anne Caroline Arms, and Mary Helen Arms of Davidson; brother, Dr. Ralph Donald (Lochie) Coffey, Jr of Raleigh; nephew, Ralph Donald “Tripp” (Lisa) Coffey, III, of Raleigh; niece, Caroline Coffey (David) Stedman of Charlotte; and great nieces and nephews Sarah Coffey, Duncan Coffey, Isabel Stedman, Anne Gray Stedman, and Branch Stedman.

The family would like to express their deepest thanks to Dr. R. Wendel Naumann and his team, Sara Merlie, R.N., and C. C. Shellabarger, N.P. for all their support of our Mimi.

A service celebrating Anne’s life will be held at Davidson College Presbyterian Church on Thursday, March 9th at 2:00 PM.

A graveside service will be held at Forest Hills Cemetery in Morganton on Friday, March 10th at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Anne’s name may be made to:

Katherine Wilson Scholarship UNC SON, Carrington Hall, Campus Box 7460, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Converse University Office of Philanthropy, 580 E. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302 Davidson College Presbyterian Church, PO Box 337, Davidson, NC 28036

Atrium Hospice and Palliative Care, 1021 Morehead Medical Drive, Building 2, Suite 70100, Charlotte, NC, 28204

Sossoman Funeral Home in Morganton is assisting the family with arrangements.

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I am truly sorry for your loss of a beautiful woman, inside and out. She was always a sweetheart. I know your hearts are broken but I’m sure she left to you many wonderful memories and blessings! I’m praying for the entire family. God bless you with peace. Janell Wakefield .

—Janell Wakefield
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On behalf of the students, faculty and staff of Converse University, we wish you peace and comfort. Please accept our condolences and heartfelt sympathies.

—Jessica Eggimann, Alumni Director
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My earliest memory of Anne is playing at her house in her doll house. I begged my Dad to get me one and he tried but it wasn’t like Anne’s- hers was perfect just like her. Anne was always smiling and happy,never met a stranger . Eager to help everyone. Over the years she faced obstacles with strength and faith! Loved her family and friends. How we will miss her- God speed, our sweet Anne!! Patsy yount Gray

—Howard and patsy Grsy

A lovely lady all her days during her journey …touching many lives encouraging them to be their best…A childhood friend and my big sister at Converse….a neighbor before she moved to be with her children….yes, a reflection of Christ in our lives. May God’s peace and love be a comfort to each of her family as they enter theses new chapters of life

—Elvy Talley Bryan

With all respect, my deepest condolences to you and your families in the loss of your loved one. Id like to share a poem. When I am gone, release me Let me go I have so many things to see and do. You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears, Be happy, we had so many years. I gave you my love And you can only guess how much you have to me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown but now it’s time I travel alone. So grieve for a while for me if grieve you must, then let your grief be comforted by trust. It’s only for a while that we must part, so bless those memories in your heart. I won’t be far away for life goes on, so if you need me, call and I will come. Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near with all my live around you soft and clear. And then. When you must come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a smile and “Welcome You Hone” I pray that this poem gives you some peace. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 Sheila Carter / Bayleigh Whitfield / Avery Whitfield

—Sheila Carter

Always such class with kindnesses that made you feel cared for in all sincerity embodied in her presence!

—Denise Bishop
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Our heart goes out to you ALL for the loss of your dear MiMi. We hope your beautiful memories will help you through this difficult time. ❤️, The McIver-German’s

—Auntie Kesha, Tiara, & Zaire

Thoughts and prayers to Anne's family. She was a wonderful lady and always a pleasure to work with in our real estate world. She will be missed.