Ellen Compton Covey, 89, of Jacksonville Beach died on March 23, 2013. She was born in Jacksonville on January 20, 1924, the youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Compton. Ellen graduated from Andrew Jackson High School and attended Florida State College For Women. She was a faithful member of Community Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon, an elder, president of the Presbyterian Women and a choir member for 46 years. She also played the piano to first and second graders in Sunday School for 10 years.
Mrs. Covey was an active volunteer with Baptist Beaches Hospital Auxiliary for years, and a member of Selva Marina Country Club since 1957. The family business, Covey Furniture, was one of Ellen’s passions and she enjoyed years of working with customers.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Ros Covey; her only son Pete Covey; son-in- law A. Russell Anderson; sisters Elizabeth Friend and Mae Jones; brothers Edgar, Steedly and Art Compton; niece Sydney (Vinnie) Ferreira and great-nephew V. Todd Ferreira of Macclenny; many other nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Covey is survived by daughter Carol Anderson (Jim) Brennan; grandsons Reid and Tyler Anderson, all of the Jacksonville beaches; many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 27 at 3 pm, at her church, 150 Sherry Drive in Atlantic Beach with Dr. Gabe Goodman officiating. Interment will be at Warren Smith Cemetery in Jacksonville Beach. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.