Marie Covington Black, 94, formerly of Bridge City
Marie Covington Black, 94, formerly of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on December 16, 2018 in Sugar Land, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, December 22, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. A private service and entombment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches. Visitation will begin prior to the service at beginning at 11:00 a.m. Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on October 25, 1924, Marie was the daughter of Ollie B. Covington and Margie M. (Lyday) Covington. She retired after 39 years as a secretary from Texaco, and was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Bridge City. Before her husband, Bob, passed away they enjoyed going to their lake house at Sam Rayburn, where they would relax and go fishing together. Later, Marie spent all of her time with her “grandchildren” and other family. For over 30 years she met monthly with a group of her friends they called The Lunch Bunch. Marie was a very charitable person and donated to many Christian Organizations, especially those affiliated with Billy Graham. Marie was a very loving and caring woman who always had a smile on her face and never met a stranger. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. The world is a little less bright and a little less beautiful. She was preceded in death by parents, Ollie and Margie Covington; and her husband, R. L. Black. Marie is survived by her sister, Evelyn Skipper; her niece, Kimberly Soza and husband Donny; and her “granddaughters”, Sophia and Isabella, all of Sugar Land. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Samaritanspurse.org which is an international disaster relief organization founded by Franklin Graham, Billy Graham’s son. You can donate on the website or at Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607, 828.262.1980.