WILMINGTON — David Nelson Everett, 55, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.
He was born in Wilmington, N.C., Oct. 25, 1961. David graduated from New Hanover High School, Class of 1980. He continued his education at UNC-Wilmington graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1984, his Master of Education Degree in 1988 and later earned Bachelor of Arts and Master’s degrees in Special Education. Included was his Certificate in Elementary Education and Gifted Children.
He was a member of the National Board of Certified Educators and the National Board of Certified Teachers – Middle Childhood and Generalist. His many awards included Brunswick County Teacher of the Year 2000-2001 and 2001-2002. He was recognized as Teacher of the Year at Supply Elementary School in 1995 and 1996; Teacher of the Week at Belville Elementary School Nov. 17, 2001; and was recognized as Outstanding Teacher of the Year on May 5, 2001, at Belville Elementary School. He received numerous Young Authors awards and retired from teaching June 21, 2015, from Belville Elementary School, where taught fifth-grade students. He was well respected by his peers and loved by his many students.
David is survived by his mother, Mamie Parker Everett of Wilmington; brother, A.C. Everett, and his wife, Sandra, of Wilmington; sister, Emily Leese of Apex, N.C.; nephews, Scott, Ross, Jason and Kyle; and special friend, Jerry Rivenbark.
He was preceded in death by his father, Augustus Codington Everett Sr.
A celebration of life ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Cape Fear Presbyterian Church, 2606 Newkirk Ave., Wilmington, officiated by the Rev. Jonathan Watson and the Rev. Dr. Patricia Parker Slomanski. A reception will follow the service in the Church Fellowship Hall.