Obituary for Mary Agnes Covington of Aberdeen

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Mary Agnes Covington of Aberdeen on December 27, 2022 at the age of 89, after a sudden fall.

She was born in Moore County, March 12, 1933 to the late Charlie and Dorothy McDonald.  She was predeceased by her husband of 71 years, James Oswald; infant son; sister, Anne Herndon; grandson, Sam Covington.

Agnes will be lovingly remembered by her children, Phyllis C. Jones of Cameron, Stephen E. Covington, Sr. (Suzie) of Hilliard, FL; grandchildren, Melissa J. Schlee (Joe) of Apex, Andrea J. Baxley (Kyle) of Pinehurst, and Stephen E Covington, II of FL; great-grandchildren; Elizabeth, Katie and Lexi Schlee; sisters, Virginia Morgan of GA, Patricia Harrison (Jim) of Hamilton, Canada; brothers Charles McDonald of Morehead City, NC, George McDonald (Martha) of Little Washington, NC.

Agnes loved birds and birdhouses and enjoyed working in the yard, growing flowers, baking, crafts, visiting friends, and especially spending time with family.  She was employed at J.P. Stevens, Granny’s Donuts, and retired from Stancil’s Heating & Air.

A funeral service will be held at the Norman PCA Church, 3689 US Highway 220 North, Norman, NC 28367 on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.  The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall prior to the service from 1:00 – 2:00. Burial will follow at Chappel Cemetery in Ellerbe.  The Rev. Jack Bowling to conduct services.

Memorial donations may be made to Norman PCA Church, PO Box 943, Aberdeen, NC 28315 or to FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, 150 Applecross Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

The family wishes to send a special “Thank You” to the nurses and staff at FirstHealth Hospice House for their care and compassion.

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Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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