Mr. John Patrick Covington 48, of 1514 Shirley Road Hodges passed March 28, 2015 at St Francis Hospital in Greenville, SC. He was born in Greenwood County a son of Jessie C. Busby and Kenneth Marshall. He was the step son of Grover Busby, Jr. and grandson of Camilia Gilbert.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse and Annie Covington.
He was a graduate of Greenwood HS Class of 1985 and attended Lander University. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, attended Redemption World Outreach and was employed with Bilo C & S Warehouse in Mauldin.
Surviving his mother and step father of the home,his father of Greenwood, his paternal grandmother, Camilia Gilbert of Hodges, four sons, John Covington, Jr. of Greenwood, Jamaul Covington of Marietta , GA, Justin Covington and Javarius Covington of Greenwood ; one daughter, Jakiya Patrice Covington of Charlotte, NC ; NC 8 grandchildren , Jaeden Young, Keasia Adams, JaSiyah Covington, Jayden Covington, JaLeah Covington, LaNiylah Covington, Nevaeh Butler, Nehemiah Griffin , Jalaysia Covington and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 1PM Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Mt Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Bernard White officiating.
Burial will be in the church Cemetery with Military Rites
Pallbearers will be Sons and Michael Frazier and Terrance Frazier
Flower bearers Cousins and friends
Honorary escort will be Greenwood HS Class of 1985 and the United States Navy.
There will be no public viewing of Mr. Covington
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.percivaltomppkinsfhcom.
The family is at the home. Percival Tompkins Funeral Home is honored to serve the Covington family.