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Stella Marie Covey
Richmond

Stella Marie Covey, 67, of Richmond, passed away Monday, November 27, 2017 at the U.K. Hospital in Lexington.
Born October 12, 1950, in Berea, Kentucky, to Jake Smith and Emmaline Matthews Rogers, both of whom preceded her in death. Stella was a caregiver with Independent Opportunities and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. She loved her church and enjoyed helping people in need.  Stella had a great heart and she adored her husband and family.
Survivors include: her husband, Gary Covey of Richmond; three daughters, Patricia Lee Haggard, Belinda Robinson (Faron) and Tina Marlene Burns; four sons, Gary L. Covey, Jr., Jonathan Wayne Covey, Michael Shane Burns (Terry) and James Robert Purnell; two sisters, Judy Lee Wilburn and Cherry Petrina Smith; one brother, Randell Smith; her step-father, Paul Rogers; numerous grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Bart Jefferson Burns, Jr.
Funeral service for Stella will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Bishop E. D. Thornton officiating. Burial will follow at the Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Michael Shane Burns, Gary Covey, Jr., James Robert Purnell, Michael Joseph Burns, Adam Wade Burns and Wayne Burns.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jonathan Wayne Covey, Faron Robinson, Dustin Laws and Jeffery Thomas.
Published on November 27, 2017
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