James Lacy CovingtonJune 8, 1923 ~ November 13, 2016 (age 93)
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. “ John 14:27
Mr. James Lacy Covington was born on June 08, 1923, in Hoke County North Carolina, to the proud parents of late John Moses and Lydia McIntosh.
For those who leave us for a while, have only gone away; out of the restless, care-worn world, into a brighter day. On the evening of Sunday, November 13, 2016, at First Health Hospice House, God in His infinite wisdom, quietly and gently whispered to James that it was time for him to take her well-deserved rest. James or Mr. Covington as he was affectionately called, was blessed to be born and reared in a Christian environment at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church and accepted Christ as his Lord and Personal Savior at an early age. He was a humble, unassuming man with a quiet demeanor. He was extremely friendly and welcomed everyone he met with open arms. His presence made one feel at ease as he conveyed his thoughts openly with a passion and love. He worked as a physical therapist for Harlem Hospital and as a private investigator for various organizations.
James was diligent in his work at the church and on WMFA 1400 where he told of the goodness of the Lord. His great humanity and capacity to help others made him a father to the fatherless, friend too many in the community caring the burdens of that he loved. Many also knew him as a prayer warrior and was called upon frequently by others to pray for special events and occasions. Along his life’s journey, he met and married the love of his life, Mary C. Williams on August 19, 1968. They shared a relationship that included 48 years of marital bliss. He so enjoyed their time together. Those left to cherish his memory and wait the return of the Lord to be reunited with her are: his loving and devoted wife, Mary C. Williams, His great nice Daphne Graham – Dudley who has been his caregiver for the last three years and a host of nieces and nephews.