Gregory Jarrard Covington

December 1, 1993 - January 5, 2016
Gregory Jarrard Covington

Gregory Jarrad Covington, age 22, of Leland passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

He was born December 1, 1993 in Newark, New Jersey the son of Cassandra Watson and step father Elvis Cotten.

Gregory played football during his time at high school at North Brunswick. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends, playing video games and was a devoted and loving father to his son, Zayton Covington.

He is survived by his mother, Cassandra Watson; son, Zayton Covington; two brothers, Tayvon Jackson and Tamil Jackson; sister, Precious Watson; and numerous other friends and family members.

A funeral service will be on Friday, January 15, 2016 at Goshen Baptist Church at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Dr. Barbara Bell. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 9:30-11:00 AM at the church.

The friends of the family ask that donations for his son’s college, funeral expenses and other family needs be made to

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451. 910.791.9099

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  • January 15, 2016
    Lisa K says:
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!!!!