LANCASTER—Helen Garland Wilson Cover, widow of Charles W. Cover, of Lancaster died April 18, 2021.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Judge Richard Taylor Wilson Jr. and Julia Meade Patterson Wilson; her son, Thomas Wilson Cover; her granddaughter, Marsha Nichols Gallier; a brother, Richard T. Wilson III; and a sister, Elizabeth W. Hitch.
Mrs. Cover graduated from Petersburgh High School and State Teachers College, Farmville, now Longwood University. She was a teacher for 38 years in Hopewell, Petersburg, Covington and Norfolk, the last 20 years in Lancaster. She was an active member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International, Lancaster-Northumberland Retired Teachers Association and Corrottoman Senior Citizens.
She continued her interest in education beyond her retirement in 1989 by substituting at Lancaster High School, teaching in Bethel Preschool & Daycare and tutoring in the volunteer program at Lancaster Middle School.
She is survived by her daughter, Julia Meade Gallier; and husband, Michael; daughter, Catherine Cover Emry; son, Charles Garland Cover; grandson, Christopher Owens Emry; grandson, Benjamin Michael Gallier, and wife, Rebecca; great-granddaughters, Claire Marsha Gallier and Peyton Grace Gallier; sister, Julia Meade Ferguson; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 22, at Bethel United Methodist Church, Lively. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Helen W. Cover Scholarship Fund, c/o Bethel UMC, P.O. Box 118, Lively, VA 22507.
The family extends thanks to the Right At Home staff and caregivers for the care they provided to Mom. Thanks also to the staff of Kindred Hospice for their care of Mom.
Julia-Meade, Mike, Chuck, Ben and Becca also express our deepest gratitude and thanks to Catherine and Chris for their devoted and unwavering care of Mom.