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Official Obituary of

Deborah Denise (McKinnon) Covington

April 12, 1958 ~ September 24, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Deborah Covington Obituary

Mrs. Deborah Denise (McKinnon) Covington, 65, of West End, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 24, 2023, at FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care in Pinehurst.

Deborah McKinnon Covington was born on April 12, 1958, to the late Doris McKinnon McDonald and Calvin Bouknight. God called his angel home on September 24, 2023, at FirstHealth Hospice and Palliative Care in West End, North Carolina.

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8

Deborah Covington was preceded in death by one brother, Willie June McDonald Jr., her mother, Doris McKinnon McDonald, her stepfather, Willie June McDonald Sr., her father, Calvin Bouknight, and nephew, Conen T. Morgan.

Deborah joined Sandhills United Church of Christ at an early age and was a faithful member. She served in many capacities. She was a Sunday school secretary, church secretary, and trustee. She was a 1976 graduate of Pinecrest High School. She attended Sandhills Community College and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Deborah recently retired from Pinehurst Surgical Clinic after thirty-seven years of dedicated service. She enjoyed being a good steward of her health and was often found at the First Health Wellness Center or walking Reservoir Park. She enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren and devoted many years to ensuring her family had everything they needed to thrive.

Deborah Covington leaves to cherish her memories: a daughter, Farren Covington Kinton; three grandchildren whom she affectionally loved, Layla Vaughn, Natalie Kinton, and Erik Vaughn; two sisters, Doris Lee of Aberdeen, North Carolina, and Pam (Tim) Morgan of Cary, North Carolina; one brother, Michael (Gladys) McDonald of Aberdeen, North Carolina; a special friend, April (Travis) Perry of Sanford, North Carolina; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and dear friends.

Please keep the family and friends of Mrs. Deborah McKinnon Covington in your thoughts and prayers. 

Arrangements are entrusted to McLeod Funeral Home of Southern Pines, North Carolina.

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Memorial Service
September 30, 2023

1:00 PM
Grace Church-Seven Lakes
145 West Plaza Drive
Seven Lakes, NC 27376


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