JoAnn Covington

Born in Nashville, TN on May 26, 1936

Departed on October 24, 2018 and resided in Nashville, TN

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JoAnn Covington, age 82, of Nashville, TN passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Greenhills Health and Rehabilitation in Nashville. She was born on May 26, 1936 to the late Lewis H. Strong and Aline Willey Strong in Nashville.
JoAnn is preceded in death by her second husband, of 53 years, Raymond D. Covington, Sr. and her first husband, Gordon B. Williams, Sr. She is also preceded in death by her son Gordon “Buddy” Williams, Jr.; and three sisters, Janelle Strong, Mary Jane Gray, and Barbara Sue Strong.
JoAnn is survived by her daughter, Frankie Jean Williams(Donnie); son, Ronnie Williams, Sr.(Alice Jane); grandchildren, Tracy Covington(Monty) and Ronnie Williams, Jr.(Tiffany); and sisters, Betty Williams, Louistean Allen(Bill), and Carolyn Singleton. She is also survived by several special nieces and nephews.
JoAnn’s favorite pastime was cooking, especially baking. She also enjoyed sewing and dancing. She was very committed to the VFW community and particularly active at Post 1970.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 2:00pm in the chapel of West Harpeth Funeral Home, with burial following at Harpeth Hills. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 28, from 4:00-8:00pm and again on Monday from 12:00pm until the time of service, all at West Harpeth Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made, in memory of JoAnn, to the Alzheimer’s Association or Alive Hospice.

13 Comments to JoAnn Covington

  1. Betty Seiber
    October 25, 2018 11:45 pm

    So sorry for the families loss of there loved one.May God give y’all the strength and guidance to help get through this..

  2. Betty Carol Butts
    October 26, 2018 12:09 am

    So very Sorry for the loss of your Mom may God give you strength and comfort. Sending lots of prayers and hugs.

  3. Carol Webb Moore
    October 26, 2018 1:54 am

    So sorry Frankie to see the loss of your mother. My prayers are with you.

  4. Mishelle Williams
    October 26, 2018 5:52 am

    Prayers n love, another angel got her wings 😇,love u all, Cheyenne n Mishelle Williams 😍

  5. Brenda Daugherty
    October 26, 2018 11:42 am

    So sorry Frankie and Ronnie I loved your Mother very much and ya’ll to

  6. Linda s Barber
    October 26, 2018 6:04 pm

    Joanne was an awesome neighbor for years We loved her dearly prayers for you Frankie and family 🙏🏻❤️

  7. Tammy Vanatta
    October 27, 2018 3:21 pm

    Prayers & Love with Frankie & Ronnie , Mama is home now with Buddy & in no more pain , we will
    All be forgather again 🙏❤️😘

  8. Linda and Ross Calvin
    October 29, 2018 1:00 pm

    Frankie and Ronnie , I love you both of y’all so much. Precious Lord , Take their hands and let them stand where no one stands alone. The Dear Lord has both of your hands. 🙏🏼 You are both in my heart and always have been. Love Aunt Linda You will both in my prayers. If either of you need me Call. I LOVE YOU BOTH !

  9. Sandi Binkley Stahr
    October 29, 2018 1:21 pm

    Frankie and Ronnie , My thoughts and Prayers are with you both. I have lost A lot of loved ones. So I know there’s not anything I can say to ease your heartache 💔. Please know how very much I love you Both .. Always have ..Always will.😘. Again you are in my Prayers 🙏🏼 and will be in the days to come. I have a picture of me (about a year old) with JoAnne holding me up on a horse(Sugar) I cherish that picture. I Love You Both.❤️ If either of you need someone to listen .. I’m here ! Love ,Sandi

  10. Billie Cassidy, TN Grand President Military Order of the Cooties
    October 29, 2018 1:26 pm

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Military Order of the Cooties will greatly miss JoAnn. Heaven gained another Angel.

  11. Edwin Hebert
    October 29, 2018 10:30 pm

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the family in this great time of sorrow .

    6st District Supreme Chaplain
    Edwin p Hebert

  12. Pamela Corbin Smartt
    November 1, 2018 1:23 am

    So sorry for the loss of your mom Frankie
    Prayers for u and your family at this time

  13. Beverly Pratt Lane
    November 2, 2018 11:53 pm

    Frankie, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I Know how hard it is to lose your mom. Sending love and prayers. ❤️

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