Linda Covington

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Linda Covington, 68, of Waco, passed away Friday, July 23, 2021.

Linda was born May 3, 1953, just days before the 1953 Waco Tornado, to parents Holton Covington and Marjorie Deerman Covington. Linda was a life-time resident of Waco, a 1972 Richfield High School graduate, and worked in the hospitality industry for decades where her love of people really shone. Linda greatly valued friendships, and never met a stranger. If she knew you, she loved you. She was a very kind and joyful person, and always expressed her appreciation for those in her life who helped her through her voyage.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and son, Kristian Dee Tynes.

Linda is survived by her daughter, Tiffany Hope Howard; brother, John Battle Covington; sister, Suzanne Covington Frederick and husband, Phil; daughter-in-law, Brandi Jo Tynes; grandchildren, Ainsley Claire Scarborough, Emmilieze Fay Tynes, Gabriella Hope Abruzzese, Grayson Payne Abruzzese; niece, Jessica Frederick Parsley (Chad) and nephew Jonathan Frederick (Laine); and great nieces, Norah and Caroline Parsley; and many beloved friends.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff at Jeffrey Place for their kindness, compassion, and unwavering dedication to caring for Linda. Her life was enriched by her relationships with each of you. Also special thanks to lifetime friends Debbie McKnight King and Sheryl Jones for their loyal friendship and love they showed Linda through the years.


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  1. Community Healthcare of Texas

    Thank you for the opportunity to care for your loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Dear Suzanne and family,
    Our hearts are heavy for your great loss. We are praying that God will comfort your hearts and give you His peace. We are also so thankfull for all the ways you cared so lovingly and selflessly for Linda over the years. Linda had a big heart, a cheerful, can-do attitude and a super smile! We will treasure our memories of our sweet, caring friend and our fun times together through so many years.
    May the Lord bless you all and shower you with His blessings.

  3. Viki linthicum

    Im so sorry to hear this. She was always a friend and a fun person to hang out with. Rip sweet Linda.

  4. Russell Trippet

    Really enjoyed knowing Linda back in high school.

  5. Lezlie Lane Rogers

    Linda was one of the sweetest people I knew in school. She always had a beautiful smile.
    RIP, friend.

  6. Rickie Setzer Smith

    I’m so saddened to hear about Linda’s passing. She was always such a sweet and kind person. We met in junior high and I lost track of her after high school. She was always so much fun. My heart goes out to her family. Prayers for sweet Linda.

  7. Donna Stimmel

    So sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. She was always so sweet to me and my girls, who were her stepdaughters at one time. Although she was divorced from his grandfather , she even came to the hospital when my first grandchild was born and we celebrated him together. That was the kind of loving person she was. May she finally rest in peace.
    Prayers to Suzzanne and John and rest of the family.

  8. I don’t mean to repeat what others have said, but it is all so true. She always had a smile and something positive to say. She was a wonderful, kind person and I am so happy I knew her. Blessings!💕🙏

  9. Karen Schwartz White

    So sorry to see this. We had so many happy times together in school. Such good memories. RIP and God Bless

  10. Linda was such a people person and by far the ambassador of goodwill and hospitality back during the restaurant days. Many fond memories. Blessings 🙏

  11. Thank you for allowing us at Jeffrey Place to care for Linda she was such a sweet lady never complained about anything she will be missed.

  12. Sandra Jenkins Blackmon

    I remember Linda from Jr. High & High school. She was sweet, kind and fun. Condolences to her family. R.I.P.

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