Jeanette Whitehurst Covington, 80, of New Bern, a native of Straits, died Saturday Dec. 17, 2016 at the Crystal Coast Hospice House of Newport.

Jeanette Whitehurst Covington, 80, of New Bern, a native of Straits, died Saturday Dec. 17, 2016 at the Crystal Coast Hospice House of Newport.

She was a member of the Straits United Methodist Church where she was in choir. After moving to New Bern, she became a member of Riverdale United Methodist Church. She enjoyed music, playing the piano, knitting, and reading.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Riverdale United Methodist Church with Pastor Rusty Willis officiating. Burial will follow at the Straits United Methodist Church cemetery.

She is survived by two daughters, Janet Jacobs of Dickson, Tenn., and Lynn Miller of Houston; one son, John Covington of Galveston, Texas; two brothers, Gerald Whitehurst Jr. of Kenly and Roger Whitehurst of Straits; and six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Crystal Coast Hospice House, 100 Big Rock Weigh, Newport, NC 28570, or Riverdale United Methodist Church, 5195 U.S. 70 East, New Bern NC 28562.

Arrangements are by Noe Funeral Service, Beaufort.