Marietta Barrett Covington was born September 16, 1955 in Monroe, North Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Clayton Barrett, Sr. and Mary Chambers Barrett. As a beloved sister, aunt and friend she departed this earthly life on Friday, August 16, 2019 in Irvington, New Jersey.
Marietta accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and was baptized at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. As a teen she served as a member of Jr. Usher Board, Jr. Choir, and Secretary of the Sunday School Department. Marietta was a member of the Christian Love Baptist Church in Irvington, New Jersey.
Marietta graduated from Monroe High School in 1973. She graduated from North Carolina Central University and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration. She also became a member of the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. in the spring of 1975. Marietta served as the Dean of Pledgees for the 1975 Fall initiates.
Her professional career began with Wachovia Bank in Charlotte, NC, in the Collections Department repossessing vehicles in the surrounding area and counties (this clearly required tremendous confidence and courage!). Later she served as a Personal Banker for several years. After relocating to New Jersey, she remained in the banking industry. She then accepted an opportunity with FedEx in the City of Newark as supervisor.
Marietta was preceded in death by her mother, father, one brother Clayton Barrett, Jr. and two sisters; Venice Barrett Dunham, and Betty Barrett Mangrum. She leaves to cherish fond memories with her sisters; Mrs. Dorothy Barrett Wynn (Willie), Mrs. Linda Barrett Henderson. One aunt, Mrs. Cauthen Houston, four nieces, seven nephews, twelve great nieces, ten great nephews, one great-great niece, five great-great nephews and host of other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers donation may be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, North Carolina 28110