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Ginger Sue Avery

June 9, 1952 ~ May 3, 2020 (age 67)


Ginger Sue Avery, 67, of Beaufort, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 3, 2020.

Ginger grew up in Clovis, New Mexico, later graduated from ECU and held a Master’s Degree in Education. She enjoyed membership in the Alpha Zed Delta sorority, celebrating over 25 years of annual Beach Week reunions. Ginger was a well-respected and much-loved high school special education teacher.  She loved her students as well and cherished the plaques they made for her.

Ginger loved philanthropy and volunteering, including mentoring an immigrant family for many years. While living in Beaufort, she became an active member of the Carteret County Democratic Women’s Club, League of Women Voters, the NAACP, and her much loved book club.

The family will hold a private service at a later date in Tennessee.

Ginger is survived by her husband, Brian Watt; sister, Jill Reid of Indian Lake, NY; her nephew, Daniel “DJ” Reid of Gatesville, Tx; and niece, Tracy Floyd and her husband Adam of New Smyrna Beach, FL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Eloise Avery; and sister, Marcy Duhon.

In lieu of flowers please send donations in Ginger’s name to The Carteret County Humane Society 853 Hibbs Rd. Newport, NC 28570 or online

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Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.


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