Jerial D. Covington

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Jerial Covington, 90, Walker, went to his heavenly home on Sept. 15, 2010. Jerial was born in Searcy, Ark., to Lewis and Minnie (Cowan) Covington. Jerial and his parents moved to Missouri when he was three years old. He resided in the Walker area much of his life.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lewis, mother, Minnie; siblings, Aretha, Ruth, Orville, Clark and Laverna and two children, Danny and an infant daughter.

Jerial is survived by his wife, Kathleen, of the home; two daughters, Linda Morris, Raymore, Mo., and Brenda Copeland and husband, David, Walker; three grandchildren, Stephanie Cantrell and husband, Brennan, Raymore, Mo.; Justin Copeland and wife, Mikki, Lee's Summit, Mo., and Brittany Campbell and husband, Harrison, Warsaw, Mo.; three great grandchildren, Ayden and Keagan Cantrell, Raymore, Mo., and Quentin Campbell, Warsaw, Mo.; three sisters, Florence Flynn, Nevada, LaVonne Messick, Walker, and Wilma Miller, Peculiar, Mo.; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Jerial was a proud veteran of World War II and a devoted Christian and family man. He loved being on the family farm and spending time with his family.

Jerial was a man who lived his life for God and was always there to help anyone in need. He will truly be missed by all who knew him, but our loss is certainly Heaven's gain.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Sheldon Chapel with the Rev. Kenny Batson officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Walker.

Arrangements are made by Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs.