Reverend Willie Harold Covington was born on August 30, 1966, to Glarince and Mercia Mae (Rockwell) Covington in Marshall, Texas. He transitioned to eternity with his Lord on June 11, 2022, in Dallas, Texas.
Affectionately regarded as “Billy Harold” by family and close friends, Willie graduated from H. Grady Spruce High School in 1984. He served in the Army National Guard until being honorably discharged on February 1, 1986. He later went on to attend Dallas College - Cedar Valley Campus where he earned his Associate in Math and Science degree. In his early years, Willie was employed by various food service establishments. Most notably, he established Covington Electric and Electronics and enjoyed a longtime career as an electrician.
Willie married the love of his life, Patricia Coleman, on October 10, 2000. The two remained united in holy matrimony until his transition.
Willie confessed his belief and faith in God and was baptized on April 2, 1978, at the Carver Heights Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, under the leadership of the late Pastor Tyler Carter. He worshiped and served in the youth and usher ministries.
Among many hobbies, Willie delighted in reading and listening to the radio. He will be remembered for his compassionate, caring, outgoing, and protective nature. His loving spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Willie was preceded in death by his parents, Glarince and Mercia Mae (Rockwell) Covington; granddaughter, Lanai Brooks; brother, John Earl Covington; maternal grandparents, Willie H. and Ada Rockwell; and special cousin, Mary Willie McCain.
Those left to cherish precious memories include his loving wife of 21 years, Patricia A. Covington; children, Greggory Covington and LaQuisha Coleman; grandchildren – Sophia Covington, Carl Willis, Jr., and Emmanuel Rice; siblings - Willie Dean Smith (Jacqueline), Willie George Smith (Johnnie), Glarince Covington, Jr. (Rosie), Lenoard Earl Covington (Manuela), Ada Veasley, and Patricia Randolph (Bobby); special cousin, Derrick R. Randolph; and a host of other relatives and dear friends.