Louise Marks Covington, 66, of Lubbock achieved everlasting life on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, and is free from pain after losing a brief, but courageous, battle with pancreatic cancer. She was accepted into the arms of the heavenly Father surrounded by her family in prayer. Her life was full of love for God, her Savior the Lord Jesus Christ, her family, her church, her pets, her friends and her coworkers.
A member of First Presbyterian Church of Lubbock, she was active in numerous church activities and steadfastly relied on her strong faith in her final days for salvation and peace.
Louise was born Nov. 17, 1944, in Memphis, Tenn., and, as a young girl, she survived a bout with polio and as the victim of a hit-and-run pedestrian-auto incident. She was a graduate of Texas Tech University with an English degree and the University of North Texas earning a Master of Library Science degree. She recently retired as Law Librarian for the County of Lubbock and was honored by the Lubbock County Bar Association for her longtime assistance in support of the area judges and lawyers. Her lifelong love of the written word gave her much joy, learning and adventure.
The family wishes to acknowledge the excellent care, family support and love shown by Hospice of Lubbock and First Presbyterian Church, which allowed her remaining time to be as comfortable and peaceful as possible.
In her memory, the family suggests that you consider making your memorial donations to the First Presbyterian Church of Lubbock P.O. Box 69, Lubbock, TX 79408, or Hospice of Lubbock, P.O. Box 16800, Lubbock, TX 79490.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis D. Marks Sr. and Betty Stevens Marks; paternal grandparents, David and Eva Marks; maternal grandparents, Burnell and Francis Stevens; and godmother, Ms. Louise Hall, who was her namesake.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Bob Covington of Lubbock; son and daughter-in-law, David and Annamaria Covington of Romania; twin brother, Louis D. Marks Jr. of Hurst; younger sister, Sandra Marks Reeder of Minnesota; younger brother, Steven B. Marks Sr. of Fort Worth; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 3814-130th Street (FM1585). A private graveside will be held at the City of Lubbock Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.sandersfuneralhome.com.