Benjie Anthony Covington, Sr., a man of great character and a loving father, passed away on June 6th, 2023 at the age of 52. He was born on May 15th, 1971 to Thomas and Brenda Covington.
Benjie had a fulfilling life working in construction as a welder for most of it. However, his greatest joy came from being with his family and helping others whenever possible. Benjie was known for his eagerness and genuine willingness to lend a helping hand.
If there was one thing that Benjie loved more than spending time with his family it was being outdoors. Whether hunting in the woods or hiking along nature trails he felt most at home surrounded by the beauty of the natural world. He loved to camp, travel and explore new places.
Benjie's children and grandchildren were his world. He took immense pride in their upbringing and accomplishments. The family meant everything to him.
The services held for Benjie will undoubtedly reflect the beautiful life he has lived while also gathering together many cherished memories shared with those who knew him best.
Visitation services will be held on June 11th at Freeman Funeral Home in Citronelle, AL from 6 pm until 9 pm.
A funeral service will be held on June 12th at Magnolia Holiness Church in McIntosh, AL at 12:00 pm with burial immediately following in Magnolia Cemetery.
He leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness that will never be forgotten by all who knew him.
Benjie is survived by his children, Thomas Covington (Stephanie), Patrick Rivers (Brooke), Marcus Byrd, Elaina Shantel Covington (Curtis), Brenda Covington; grandchildren, Isabella, Carlos, Antonio, Jason, Jaci, Samuel, Faithlyn, Sunny, Coleston, Miley, Isiah, and Dawson. He is also survived by his brother, Thomas "Lil Ted" Rivers (Jasmine), sister Lazette Amaya, grandmother, Agnes Echols; a host of aunts and uncles; and other relatives and many friends.
Benjie was preceded in death by his son, Benjie Anthony Covington Jr.; parents, Thomas "Ted" and Brenda Covington; grandparents, Wesley and Annie Covington; grandfather, James Quinny Echols; as well as his aunts, Lillie Billiot, Valley Weaver, and Lisa Reed.
Benjie meant the world to those who knew him. Though he is no longer with us on earth his kindness will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.