Dea Young entered this earth on February 16, 1953 and was surrounded by loving family and friends when she went to be with her Lord on February 8, 2019.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Douglas and Atlas Covington, her son, Justin Mahler, her brother, Douglas Covington, and her sister, Ann Garrett. Dea was the youngest of five children and grew up near Nashville, Tennessee. She had been a resident of Northwest Florida for twenty-six years.
Dea is survived by her loving husband, Norman, her son, Jake Rittman, granddaughter, Lexie Rittman, sisters, Lynda Zane and finance Jim Landureth and Evelyn Brown and husband Don, and several nieces and nephews. Her family was dear to her heart. She loved watching her granddaughter play sports and particularly enjoyed traveling and visiting with her sisters. Dea was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church, DeFuniak Springs, Florida for eight years. She was a ruling elder, a tireless worker at the Kid’s Closet, a member of the Bereavement Committee, and Love Circle. Her love for her Lord was evident in everything she did. Dea will be sadly missed by her church family as well as her family and friends.
A Celebration of Dea’s life is being held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church in DeFuniak Springs at 2:00 PM. Internment will be at the Palmer Family Cemetery, White House, Tennessee at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dea’s memory to: The American Heart Association, Friends of The Library, DeFuniak Springs, or Kitchen Fund, First Presbyterian Church, DeFuniak Springs, Florida
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Clary-Glenn Funeral Homes & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.