Beverly Covington

March 30, 1941 - November 21, 2021

Beverly Covington of McKinney, Texas passed away November 21, 2021 at the age of 80.   She was born on March 30, 1941 to Samuel Martin Davidson and Bernice Elizabeth (Ross) Davidson in McKinney.  Beverly was a graduate of McKinney Boyd High School.  She met her beloved husband, Howard Joe Covington in 1957 after his service in the United States Navy.  Beverly married Joe in 1959 at The North Baptist Church of McKinney and they have enjoyed 62 years of marriage together.  In 1965, they started a family with the birth of their son, Josh and added to their joy with the birth of their daughter, Joanna in 1969.  Beverly worked for State Farm for many years, then she continued her career with Fisher Controls to be closer to home.  After working for Fisher Controls, Beverly changed careers to work for the City of Lucas before changing to the City of McKinney.  She retired from the City of McKinney as the Deputy City Secretary after many dedicated years of work.  All throughout her life, Beverly enjoyed traveling.  She visited London, Germany, and most of the 50 states. Beverly most enjoyed her trips to visit family especially her family in Tennessee.  She also adored traveling to different lakes in the family camper.  When Beverly was not traveling with her family, she designated her Saturdays for shopping and she was a proficient shopper.  Beverly truly loved doting on her children and later her grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extending to great- nieces and nephews as well.   She was a member of Chambersville United Methodist Church and she will always be remembered by her church family.  Beverly had a servant’s heart.   She was the first to volunteer to help when help was needed.  Beverly’s lunch bunch, the 80’s Ladies, will miss their founder dearly also.  Together, they had quite a few rowdy lunches and were enjoyed by all in their presence.

She is survived by her husband, Howard Joe Covington; son, Josh Covington; daughter, Joanna Higginbotham and husband, Danny; granddaughters, MacKenzie and Hannah Higginbotham, all of McKinney, Texas; sister, Kay Morgan and husband, John of College Station, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Ron Davidson.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 26, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Beverly’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/beverly-covington.  After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.  Following the service, a procession will make its way to Ridgeview Memorial Park for a committal service

The family will receive family and friends during a visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


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A wonderful caring beautiful and loving Beverly. We will miss and love you always. Kelley Overley , November 26, 2021 Kind. Witty. Friendly. What a wonderful lady! I was blessed to work with Mrs. Beverly at the City of McKinney. It was during a time that the city's population was growing exponentially. We were in tight quarters, and it was the best thing ever! We knew how much Mrs. Beverly LOVED. LOVED. LOVED. her family, and we knew that she loved us! So very special. One-of-a-kind. A precious lady. You have my prayers. Beth Bentley, November 26, 2021 Beverly was one of the sweetest ladies I've ever known. I worked with her at the City of McKinney for quite a few years. We kept in touch and had planned to meet for dinner soon. Wish I had planned it sooner. Prayers and hugs to Joe and Josh and all the family. Tammy Mills, November 25, 2021 Beverly was such a wonderful person, great friend and dedicated worker. She was loved by all and will be missed by all. Prayers for everyone. Todd & Vivian LeJeune, November 24, 2021 We were all very fond of Beverly and the Covingtons. She will be missed. Our prayers go out to the family and we are so sorry we will be out of town during the funeral. Pat and Cheryl Louthan , November 24, 2021 A wonderful lady and will be greatly missed! Susan and Leonard Holgate, November 23, 2021 Remembering my good friend Josh's Mom, Beverly who I was privileged to get to know, enjoy, care for and appreciate these past few years. A loving, kind, giving and caring Christ follower who was always looking for ways to help others and was a joy to be around. She will be greatly missed but fondly and forever remembered. As a believe she is "not here, but home" with God. Keith D Thompson, November 23, 2021 Lifting you up in prayer! So sorry for your loss. Jo Honea, November 23, 2021 A wonderful, caring friend. Beverly became my first friend when Carroll and I moved to McKinney in 1961. We carpooled for 2+ years to State Farm Insurance and shopped together on Saturdays. She was a person that never forgot her friends. Marie Pierson, November 23, 2021 I’m sorry to learn of Beverly’s passing. I was acquitted with her from the City of McKinney. Beverly had a wonderful smile and was always kind. She will be missed. Terri Ramey, November 23, 2021 My prayers to all her family. I worked with Beverly at the City of McKinney. She was always so helpful and caring to all employees. She taught me a lot about at work and we became good friends. She will always remain in my heart. May she Rest In Peace. Donna Bugiel, November 23, 2021 A great person and will be greatly missed by many. Jim and Alice Drury, November 22, 2021