March 18, 1896
Last Wednesday morning at 4 o’clock, Mrs. A. E. Covington died very suddenly of heart failure at the residence of her son, Mr. J. B. Covington, in the 66th year of her age. Her remains were interred in the Shiloh cemetery Thursday evening.
Almost without a moment’s warning and apparently without a struggle, the life of Mrs. Covington went out into the unknown beyond. For several months she had been in bad health, and having recently passed through the trying ordeal of burying a grown son, her friends and relatives were solicitous for her; but Thursday evening she was in unusual health, and hence the unexpected announcement of her sudden death early Wednesday morning was doubly shocking.
Mrs. Covington was born in Alabama, and moved to this parish several years ago, where she has since resided. She was of a hospitable social nature, and her home was always open to the many friends that visited it. She was a faithful member of the Baptist church, and her presence will long be missed at the services upon which she was so regular an attendant.
Mrs. Covington leaves three sons and three daughters, all of whom are married, to mourn the loss of a devoted mother; and a host of friends who will mingle their tears with those of her children. To the bereaved family and relatives we extend that sincere sympathy which cannot dispel the gloom caused by the taking away of loved ones, but which can to a degree lighten the grief that must come in every life.