Meridian Star


April 25, 2013

Peggy Joyce Gibson Covington

MERIDIAN —     Services for Peggy Joyce Gibson Covington will be held today, at 11 a.m., at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Eric Mabbot officiating. Burial will be in Bailey Presbyterian Cemetery with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    Mrs. Covington, 83, of Meridian, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Bedford Care Center, Marion.

    She was a homemaker, member of Bailey Presbyterian Church and attended Collinsville High School. Mrs. Covington was married to Jesse David Covington for 25 years until his death in 1973.

    Survivors include her children: Dawn Covington Carney of Meridian, and Jeffrey Gibson Covington of Belden; grandchildren: John Lack Carney II of Dallas, Texas, and Jessica Carney Smith and her husband Adrian of Jackson; great-grandchildren: Olivia Ansley Smith, Luke Russell Smith and Samuel Covington Smith, all of Jackson; brother, Gary L. Gibson and his wife June of Collinsville; sisters: Treajetta Gibson of Collinsville, and Yvette Wilkerson of Bailey; and, numerous nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse David Covington Sr.; son, Jesse David Covington Jr.; and parents, Heber Lamar Gibson and Clydie Christine Jones Gibson.

    Pallbearers will be Jerry Covington, Billy Covington, Will Wilkerson, Dr. Gary L. Gibson II, Dr. Adrian Smith, Glenn Caldwell and Walt Shinault.

    Honorary pallbearers are Olivia Smith, Luke Smith, Sam Smith, Cole Wilkerson, Ava Wilkerson, Chord Wilkerson, Lamar Gibson, Jonathan Gibson and Maddison Gibson.

    Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at

    Visitation will be today, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the funeral home.

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