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Ernestine Covington Pickard

Ernestine Weber Covington Pickard, 96 of Sanford, after a long and spiritual life went to be with her Lord on Tuesday June 6, 2017. Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm Thursday at Jonesboro Cemetery.


Mrs. Pickard was born in Mecklenburg Co, daughter of the late George Charles Weber and Idella Jane Williams Weber. She was a member of the Jonesboro Garden Club, and a longtime member of Jonesboro United Methodist Church and sang in the Choir.


Mrs. Pickard is survived by her son, John L. Covington III (Susan) of Liberty; daughters, Cynthia Covington Hagan (Kenneth) Jacksonville, NC, Clarice C. Hunter Smalley of W. Columbia, SC, and Brenda C. Johnston (Mike) of Morrisville; one nephew, David James; 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.


Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park #10, Raleigh, NC 27615; or to the Alzheimer’s Association,  3739 National Dr, Raleigh, NC 27612.

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God cares for those who have a broken heart; Palm 34:18 assures us that he is close to them. Psalm 147:3 says: "He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 62:&8; Psalm 31:24). jw.org

Rachel Morton Jun 19 2017 12:00 AM

Please know that we are in your thoughts and prayers. Keep your memories close to your heart.

Zander and Sabrina Guy

Zander and Sabrina Guy Jun 18 2017 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one, and may you be comforted by Almighty Gods future promises to mankind to do away with everything on the earth that causes us pain, suffering and sorrow, please read from your Bible Acts 24:15, Isaiah 25:8, Isaiah 33:24.

Joan Brown Jun 8 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernestine Covington Pickard

Sue logan of bethlehem methodist church Jun 6 2017 12:00 AM