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Betty Jo Covington

Mrs. Betty Jo Covington, 79, passed away at her home early  Wednesday, October 27, 2010, after a short illness.

Visitation is today, 5pm-8pm, and after 10am Friday at Lakewood South Funeral Home. Chapel services are 11am Friday with interment to following Lakewood South Memorial Park.

Mrs. Covington was born in Hazlehurst, MS in 1931, her parents were the late James and Mary Stegall.

She was a longtime former resident of Jackson where she was in sales retired from Shop Tyme Grocery. She later moved to Crystal Springs, she was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Covington was preceded in death by her husband of over 45 years, Ernie S. Covington; and a brother, Howard Stegall.

Survivors include: four sons, Ernie (Sherrie) Covington of Big Stone Gap, VA, Charles Covington of Crystal Springs, Jesse (Jerri) Covington of Springfield, OR, James “Jim” (Becky) Covington of Palm Coast, FL; two daughters, Kathy (Allen) Billings of Thornton CO., Mary (Mike) Britt of Oxford, MS; two sisters, Katie Kirby and Shirley North; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

Betty requested that no flowers be sent, instead contributions to be made to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer via “Kathy’s walk. Org” or any other cancer organization in her memory.

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