Maxine Sandra Covington, 73, of Colonial Heights, VA, passed into eternal peace on January 28, 2022.
Maxine was born on November 12, 1948, in Salem, Massachusetts, to the late Harold L. Frank and Gaye E. Welch. Maxine worked in various office roles to include AAA, Kogen Personnel, AFGE Locals 2047 in Richmond, VA and Local 1770 at Fort Bragg, NC. Prior to beginning her career in Travel, she worked as a server at Olde Town Tavern in Petersburg, VA and Cawson Street Limited in Hopewell, VA. Maxine enjoyed helping customers plan their vacation and returned to AAA in 1992, retiring after 20 years of employment. Maxine belonged to the VFW Auxiliary and held several offices to include Auxiliary President, District President, and various offices at the local level. Maxine was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, post 284, in Colonial Heights. Maxine enjoyed playing Bingo, taking cruises with her beloved husband Larry, spending time with her family and enjoying the love of several animals, with her most recent being a beloved Beagle named “Tippy”. Maxine was known for her sense of humor, her adoration for every animal but most specifically dogs, and her desire to help people whenever the opportunity presented itself.
Left to cherish her memory is her brother, Leroy Welch of Disputanta; daughter Michele Johnson (Michael), of Chester and grand-daughters Brianna Qureshi (Omair) of Virginia Beach; Britani Daley of Norfolk; RaeAnne, Riley, Jennette and Jennifer Johnson of Chester: son Lee Crowder (Suzanne) of Henrico and grand-daughters Claire Crowder of Henrico and LeAnn Jerome (Trevor) of Beaufort, SC. She is survived by many other family members and special friends. Maxine is preceded in death by her loving husband of 39 years, Larry, her parents, Harold L. Frank and Gaye E. Welch, her brother John W. Welch and his daughter Sherry, her grandparents and other loved ones.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Miri’s Haven Dog Rescue and can be found at https://linktr.ee/Mirishaven.Send Flowers
God rest her sweet soul she was such an amazing lady and it was an honor and a privilege to call her a friend and be her Schwans man prayers and much love to y’all’s family
Travis, she spoke highly of you and always talked about how much you would play with the dog and how kind you were. Thank you for being such a wonderful person with my Mom.