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Essie Covin Waters

June 12, 1925 ~ March 10, 2020 (age 94)


"Absent from the body but present with the Lord"

God saw fit to bless this earth with the birth of Essie Covin Waters on June 12, 1925 to the late Early and Liza Covin in Ocilla, Georgia. She was the youngest of eight children. 

She accepted the Lord, Jesus Christ at an early age at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church. She was a faithful member, who served over the Youth Choir, and the Missions Ministry. She was also a Sunday School Teacher and served on the Usher Board. 

Essie was a gentle soul, who was loved by everyone who she came in contact with. She was affectionally known as "Grannie".

Essie C. Waters was a Nurse's Assistant at St. Vincent's Hospital for several years, while she was raising her children. She was a loving mother, who took the time to have bible study with each of her children individually. She was family oriented and always looked forwarded to the family's annual, back to school picnics, in Atlanta, Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Leander Waters (Theresa) and Fletcher Waters, Jr. (Gloria); her daughter, Jerald Baker; her granddaughter, Tiffany Baker; her parents, Early and Liza Covin; and seven siblings.

She leaves to mourn her passing, her children, Cynthia Robinson (Bishop Edward Robinson, Sr.), Luria Darden, Deborah Brown, Rhonda Foreman (Alvin), Melanie Queen, Lowell Waters (Janice) and Maxine Waters; her grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; her goddaughter, Shelia Canty; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

Sarah L. Carter's Funeral Home Southside is serving the family.

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March 20, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Southside Chapel of Sarah L. Carter's
2212 Emerson Street
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Home Going Service
March 21, 2020

11:00 AM
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church
2010 Westmont Street
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Interment Following Service
March 21, 2020

Jerusalem Church Cemetery
Flesher Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32207

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