Joan Gwyan Covington

Joan Gwyan Covington


Joan Gwyan Covington, 87, was called home to be with our Lord on July 1, 2022. 

She died of small cell lung cancer and subsequent metastatic brain cancer. Mrs. Covington is the daughter of JP and Gladys Turnage.  

A Celebration of Life for Gwyan Covington was held at the home of David and Gigi Buck on July 16th, 2022. Mrs. Covington attended Port Gibson High School; as well as, Hinds Jr. College, of which she was a generous supporter throughout the years. 

She worked as a Plant Manager for Langston Bag Company in Jackson, Mississippi for many years until retirement. She was very much loved and treasured by so many, many people. 

Mrs. Covington is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Henry Covington; her sister, Laverne Roberts and many friends. 

She is survived by her three children: Shellie (Joe) Williams; Doug (Becky) Sills; Gigi (David) Buck. Also, her five grandchildren: Tripp (Sara) Sills, Georgia (Nick) Olier, Amanda Sills, Tara (Justin) Lay, Rowdy (Katy) Buck; and seven great grandchildren: Addison, Shelby, Nate, Anderson, Isla, Brooklyn and Caroline. Mrs. 

Covington was a steadfast supporter of St. Columb's Episcopal Church, where she served on the vestry; therefore, we ask that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the church at the following address: 550 Sunnybrook Road, Ridgeland, MS 39157 or

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