Katina Cofer Priest, 44, of Elizabeth City died Wednesday, February 7, 2018 surrounded by family at the residence of her mother after a valiant twelve-year battle with cancer. A native of Chesapeake, VA, she was born April 13, 1973 to Claudia Carraway Fentress White and Larry Wayne Cofer and Leroy White and was the wife of Sean Patrick Priest. She acquired her Bachelor’s Degree at St. Mary of the Woods and two Masters Degrees from Walden University and Elizabeth City State University. She served in the public-school system for twenty years prior to becoming the principal of Northside Elementary School in Elizabeth City. Katina was a Christian and lived her principles daily. She was a loving wife, daughter, mother and sister.
In addition to Sean, her husband of twenty-four years, she is survived by a daughter, Kolleen Priest; two sons, Cullen Priest and Shane Priest; a step son, Tyler Priest; a sister, Lydia Stueber; two brothers, Claiborne Cofer and Chris White; and her ever present dog, Buddy.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Fountain of Life Church officiated by Pastor Hans Hess. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Priest family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com.
Twiford Funeral Home (Elizabeth City)
405 East Church Street