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Myra Sue Barker Covey
October 2, 1938 ~ September 14, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Myra Sue Barker Covey, 84 of Newbern, Tennessee died, on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at the home of her daughter in Newbern, Tennessee.
Born Sunday, October 2, 1938, in Dyer County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late William Thad Phillips and the late Elizabeth Dale Sharpe Phillips. Mrs. Covey was a homemaker. She enjoyed crocheting and making quilts for her family.
Graveside services for Mrs. Covey will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, September 15, 2023, at Church Grove Cemetery in Newbern, Tennessee. Officiating the service will be Bro. Andy Brewer. Family and friends are asked to gather at the cemetery.
She leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter, Debbie Shelton (Lewis) of Newbern, Tennessee; one son, David Barker (Cindy) of Dyersburg, Tennessee; son by choice, Glen Phillips (Marlena) of Dyersburg, Tennessee; she was "Grand momma" to her five grandchildren, Christy Johnson (Jimmy), Torrie Ray (John), Ben Barker, Allie Barker and Anna Barker and three great-grandchildren, Callie Johnson, Casey Lynn Dodds and Landon Hallock.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cy "Dave" Covey, one brother, William Eugene Phillips and one sister, Ima Jean Thurman.
In lieu of Flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be directed to St. Jude Children's research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9959.
Online condolences may be made to the family at johnsonwilliamsfuneralhome.com. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Myra Sue Barker Covey.