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Patricia Griffin Covas Obituary
HAMPTON, VIRGINIA - Patricia Griffin Covas passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Hampton, Virginia at the age of 64. She was born to the late Dr. James Morgan Griffin, Sr. and Georgia Albright Griffin. Pat grew up on the campus of Hampton Institute; and received her education at the campus preschool and in the Hampton City School system, where she graduated from Kecoughtan High School. Upon graduation from Virginia State College, she worked in the Hampton City Schools System (Spratley Middle and Bethel High Schools) as a Health and Physical Education teacher, girl's track coach, Dean of Girls, and Assistant Principal. She volunteered for the Boo Williams Summer League for more than 30 years and traveled with them all over the world. Pat was a kind and considerate teacher, counselor, coach, educator and confidante. She is survived by her brother, James Morgan Griffin, Jr. (Cheryl), and sisters, Stephanie Bradford, Blondell Griffin, Delcenia Hobson (Brian), and a host of nieces and nephews. A Tribute Service will be held on March 30, 2016, at 6:00 PM at the Boo Williams Sportsplex, 5 Armistead Pointe Parkway, Hampton, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at any SunTrust Bank to the Patricia G. Covas Scholarship Fund. The family wishes to thank Smith Brothers Funeral Home for their assistance.
Published in Daily Press on Mar. 20, 2016

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03/20/16 03:20 PM #1    

Bonnie Bridger (Mittelmaier) (1969)

When I looked up Patricia's picture, in our annual, I realized that I remembered her and I felt so sad that she has left us at such a great time in our lives.  It was very obvious, after reading her obituary, that Patricia touched many folks with her community service and her years of teaching and mentoring.  She most certainly made a positive difference to others.  May Patricia rest in peace and may the memory and tangible results of all of the good things she accomplished, serve to lift up her family and friends. 

Bonnie Bridger Mittelmaier

03/21/16 01:54 PM #2    

Bart Brown (1968)

I will echo and second Bonnie's comments about Particia, who I recall as a good and decent person, and one who was a positive and stable influence in an otherwise turbulent time at KHS.  Best regards to her loved ones at this sad time.

03/21/16 06:57 PM #3    

Dr. Martel A. Perry (1968)

Pat was a great person. We go back to kindergarten. She will be missed.

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