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Margie Kay Walker Covington was born January 24, 1946 to the John Adam Walker and Geraldine Wilson Walker.  She peacefully departed this life on January 7, 2017 at home in Oakboro, NC.

In addition to her parents, a brother, Walter Adam Walker preceded her in death.

She received her early education from West Badin Public System, graduating from Dunbar High School in Lexington, NC in 1964.  Furthering her education, she attended the University of North Carolina in Durham, NC and later graduated from North Carolina A&T State University with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education.

She was the Director of Stanly County Head Start of Albemarle, NC where she retired after over 30 years of service.  She enjoyed singing and sang with the West Badin Community Choir, the Vision for Life Church Ministries Choir and Praise Team of Charlotte, NC.  A proud member of the Ebonette Civic Social Club, where she and her members served the community.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories: her husband of 31 years, James Covington; two sisters, Valarie Walker of Greensboro, NC and Margaret Lindsey (Earle) of New London, NC; two nephews, Kerry Sturdivant (Tabita) of Tampa, FL and Lester Sturdivant III of Concord, NC; three aunts, Lula B. Wilson, Ophelia Sharpe of Badin, NC and Mary Walser of Lexington, NC; one great niece, Yinka Lilly of Charlotte, NC; one great nephew, Wanya Sturdivant of Albemarle, NC; two godchildren, Amandeus Watkins of Accokeek, MD and Camaron Bouleware of Charlotte, NC.  A host of cousins,  relatives and many friends.

 Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017, 12:00 noon, St. Delight Church, 520 Wall Street, Albemarle, North Carolina.  Burial will follow in the Family Plot of the Cedar Grove-New Hope Church Cemetery, New London, North Carolina.

The Covington Family will greet family on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 11:30am-12:00pm at St. Delight Church, Albemarle, North Carolina.

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  • Saturday, January 07, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Smith's FH
  • Sunday, January 08, 2017
    Holding sacred space for the family as you lay my oldest and dearest friend to rest. We met in first grade and our friendship remained until you slipped away. I will miss our long talks and our January birthday celebrations.
    ~ Wilma Allen   Detroit, MI
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    From the staff of Stanly County Head Start, we love you Mrs. Covington and always will. You were an inspiration to us all, one of the smarties women known to mankind.
    ~ Stanly County Head Start   Albemarle, NC
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    With deepest sympathy in the loss of your one. May God continue to bless you and keep you in His care. Margie will truly be missed, we shared many years of friendship.
    ~ Clara B. Cole   44243 Danville Rd., NC
  • Monday, January 09, 2017
    The to the Covington Family our dearest sympathy.
    ~ Bernard and Thomasine Watkns   Norwood, NC
  • Monday, January 09, 2017
    Heartfelt condolences to the Covington family. I will miss my friend, encourager and beloved sister in Christ.
    ~ Bishop Carolyn Bynum   Sierra Vista, AZ
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    The staff at Norwood Head Start send our love and prayers.
    ~ Arnette wall   Albemarle, NC
  • Monday, January 09, 2017
    Margaret, Earl and the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Mick is at peace and resting in the arms of our heavenly father. I hope that the fond memories will give you peace as well. Love, Mary and Family
    ~ Mary R. Nabinett Jones   Accokeek, MD
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    May God bless your family in this hour of grief, and you rest in the peace of God's arms.
    ~ Gloria J Harris   Baltimore, MD
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    We use to work together. She was a jewel. Last time I spoke with her she was so happy to see me and my boys. She will truly be missed.
    ~ Sharon Hooker   Concord, NC
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Margie was such a sweet person.
    ~ Johnnie Mae Harris   Badin, NC
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Margie was such a sweet person.
    ~ Johnnie Mae Harris   Badin, NC
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    Mrs. Covington was a jewel. While working with her at Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency Inc., Head Start I found her to a loving, kind person to the families entrusted to her. During our many socials Mrs. Covington would share her melodious voice with us. Take comfort in Jesus, fond memories and her beautiful smile. So wish I could be with you today but due to other obligations I ask that you accept my heartfelt tribute. Rest well Margie, you have earned it! With a sincere heart, Tangy H. Roseborough Former co-worker Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency. Inc., Head Start
    ~ Tangy H. Roseborough   Salisbury, NC