Meridian Star

March 2, 2014

Effie Lee (Jones) Covington


The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     SEGUIN, Texas – Effie Lee (Jones) Covington, 93, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Seguin. Her desire was to be cremated and returned home to Meridian.  

    Mrs. Covington was born June 23, 1920 in Meridian, Miss., to Sidney and Viola Jones.

    She is survived by her children, Patricia McLelland and her husband, Lamar, of Meridian, Jerry Covington of Sour Lake, Texas, Michael Covington and his wife, Renee, of New Braunfels, Texas,  Barbara Pope of Pascagoula, Miss., and Suzzon Graham of Houston; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family.  

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Covington, and infant son, Joseph Covington.   

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Suqualena Cemetery Maintenance Fund, 11624 Suqualena Road, Meridian, MS 39305.