Frances Reid Covington, 88, formerly of Oak Island, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, May 31st, 2022.
Frances was born in Statesville, in Iredell County, February 11th, 1934. She is an alumnus of Western Carolina University, where she met her husband of 59 years.
She married Robert Johnson Covington in 1954, and was the loving mother of two.
Frances was a homemaker, volunteer, and was very active in the church - first in Durham and later in Oak Island. After raising her children, she worked as a purchaser and head of the Fine China and Gifts department at Hudson Belk in Raleigh, until she and her husband retired to Oak Island in 1999.
She was an avid quilter, beginning with a group of friends in the 1970s, where it turned into a lifelong passion. She won numerous quilting awards throughout the years for her skill and creativity. She was an early member of the Oak Island Beach quilter's guild, where she served in many board positions, including President. She was named a lifelong member of the guild in 2014.
She was a member of Oak Island Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon and an active member of the choir.
Frances and her husband spent many years retired in Oak Island, enjoying the beach and their time together and amongst friends and family.
Frances is predeceased by her husband, Robert Johnson Covington and her son, Robert Shannon Covington.
She is survived by her daughter, Kim Covington Yontosh (Ocean Isle Beach); grandson, Michael Scott Duncan (Cary) and great-grandsons, Tyler Jay Duncan (16) and Jaxson Scott Duncan (10).
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to:
Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Foundation
1414 Physicians Drive
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