Mary Jo Courington

Mary Jo Courington, 82, of Haleyville, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her loved ones. Her funeral will be a private service at Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville. Bro. Shawn Blanton will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Concord Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin Adkins, Jamie Davis, David Courington, Stan Bryan, Joey Boteler and Dale Robbins. Honorary pallbearer will be Ronnie Strickland.

Ms. Courington was a homemaker and was the caregiver to her mother, Lucy Bagwell, for 14 years. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church. She loved eating popcorn every night and watching Wheel of Fortune. The shows she loved to watch were: Dr. Pol, Alaska: The Last Frontier, Mountain Men and Life Below Zero.

She loved being a die-hard Auburn fan and going to the games all these years. The one thing she loved the most was going out to eat and spending time with her family. She always made sure her family knew she loved them and that their Lord and Savior loved them, too.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, Jesse Ray Courington; her parents, CA and Lucy Bagwell; great-grandchild Ava Claire Bryan and sisters, Geneva Strickland, Frances Cummings and Delours Bagwell.

Ms. Courington is survived by her children, Carol (Stan) Bryan and Tim Courington; grandchildren, Brandi (Jamie) Davis, Shae ( Kevin) Adkins and Clay (Courtney) Bryan; great-grandchildren, Alandis McDaniel, Adalyn Bryan and Jack Bryan; brother Bobby (Linda) Bagwell and a host of nieces and nephews.

We would like to thank Kindred Hospice for all the comfort that was given to us through this difficult time, and special thank you to nurse Tabitha Clark.

We would also like to thank Dr. Reddy and the staff at Family Medical Associates for showing so much love and care over the years.

See complete story in the Northwest Alabamian.
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