DESOTO - Carole R. Covington, 86, of Sullivan, formerly of De Soto, passed away at 9:23 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Carole was born April 13, 1932, in Carbondale, to Thurman and Lois (Champion) Taylor.
She married Elbert “Eskel” Covington on May 26, 1962, in Carbondale.
He preceded her in death Aug. 4, 2006.
Carole was a member of the First Apostolic Church of Carbondale for many years, then a member of Jubilee Tabernacle in De Soto. She loved the Lord with all her heart and her life reflected it.
Carole was a homemaker and raising her family brought her great joy. She will be remembered for her smile, sense of humor and her sweet loving ways.
Survivors include, son, Timothy L. Covington of Sullivan; two daughters and sons-in-law, Melody Ann and Frank Davidson of Napa, California, and Nancy Carole and Mike McShane of Uniontown, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren, Richard and David Ross, Danielle (Michael) and Jordan (Staci) Davidson, Brandon and Kayla Covington, and Amber (Randy) Tinsman; 12 great-grandchildren, Aden, Braelyn, Jacob, Haylee, Joshua, McKenna, Lyla, Sadie, Jaycob, Logan, Warren and Xavier; sister, Sandra and husband, Jim, Conaway of Decatur; nephew, Jim Conaway; and niece, Sherry Kilpatrick.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eskel; and her parents.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in Jubilee Tabernacle, Desoto, with Pastor Danny Norman officiating. Entombment will be in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park, Murphysboro. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at Meredith Funeral Home, Carbondale and also noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the church.
To share a memory or story of Carole, visit www.meredithfh.com.