Ethel I. ‘Inez’ Johnson Covil, 92, recognized for being the oldest Subway employee in NC

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Ethel Inez Johnson Covil
Ethel Inez Johnson Covil

WILMINGTON — Ethel I. ‘Inez’ Johnson Covil, 92, formerly of Burgaw, passed gently from her earthly life Monday, March 27, 2017, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center surrounded with love by her family.

She was born Dec. 8, 1924, in Pender County, the daughter of the late John Wesley and Ethel Lee Woodcock Johnson. Inez was preceded in death by her husband, Venton Smith ‘Sonny’ Covil; sister, Addie Mae Horrell; and brothers, Frank Johnson and Lee Roy Johnson.

Inez is survived by her beloved children, Robert Gary Covil (Raye), Onnie Covil, Janice C. Dyson (Anthony) and Nita C. Jones; grandchildren, Wes Casey, Cheri Moore (Jonathon), David Dyson (Katie) and Derek Dyson; great-grandchildren, Hunter Casey, Ty Balcombe and Carson Dyson; sisters, Martha Rooks (Bobby Justice), Kay Jordan (Johnnie) and Nellie Hiers; sister-in-law, Kay Beasley (Donald); and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Inez was a faithful member of Burgaw Baptist Church for many years and worked with the WMU. She was employed as a supervisor with Oxford Sewing Company and Subway of Burgaw, where she received an award for being the oldest Subway employee in North Carolina.

Inez was the best wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Being a great homemaker, she was a fabulous cook and spiritually created a Christian home environment for her children. Everything Inez undertook in life, she did with a joyful spirit, whether it was for family, church or her co-workers. Inez’s life was well lived, much loved and truly will be missed.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, Burgaw, with a funeral service beginning at 2 p.m. The Rev. Tim Evans will conduct the service. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Park.

Flowers are welcomed and memorial gifts to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401, will be appreciated.