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Dejearo Entrell Covington

July 20, 1992 — January 7, 2024


DeJearo "Jearo" Entrell Covington, a man who lived a life as brilliant and vibrant as his ever-beaming smile, has taken his final bow on the grand stage of life. Born on July 20, 1992, in Dothan, Alabama, Jearo was a shining light that illuminated every room he entered. On January 7, 2024, at the age of 31, he wrapped up his final act in Birmingham, leaving behind a legacy of laughter and love.

Born to Dianne Bighems, Dejearo was a beacon of joy from his first breath. Anthony Bighems, whom he affectionately called Pops, played a pivotal role in his upbringing, guiding him with wisdom and kindness. Dejearo's life was further enriched by the unwavering support of his grandparents, Christine Covington, Mary Francis Johnson, and Hannah Hammonds, whose legacies of strength and love are reflected in the man he became.

Dejearo's journey through life was a testament to the power of love and family. His fiancée, Asia McNealy, was his steadfast partner, sharing dreams and building a future filled with promise. Together they nurtured a beautiful family, with children Ariyah, Journie, and Kapri Covington, and bonus daughter Nevaeh (Fatty) Jones, who will carry forward his legacy of compassion and integrity.

A brother among brothers, Dejearo was the cherished sibling of Kaneshia (Jonathan) Glanton, Nakeita Hammonds, Jeremy (Jazmine) Covington, AJ Bighems, Christian Cunningham, David Reynolds, Sanchez Hammonds, Jameer Hammonds, and Garyon Beachem. Their bond was unbreakable, forged in shared experiences and heartfelt moments that will linger as treasured memories.

His family tree is vast and full of life, with aunts Anissa Small, Cassandra Covington, Stacy Covington, Angela (Drew) Newson, Rita Bighems, Cynthia Hammonds, Melissa (Charles) Ash, Hannah Jackson, and Zuleika (Devin) Joseph, biological father, David Hammonds, as well as uncles Curtis (Jennifer) Bighems and Donell Carroll, each contributing to the tapestry of Dejearo's life with their unique threads of influence and care.

Jearo attended the University of South Alabama for 2 years and later moved back home to be closer to family. Professionally, Jearo began his career with a humble start at Sam's Club, but it wasn't long before his entrepreneurial spirit took hold. With a sparkling grin, he launched his own teeth whitening business, proving that he could not only brighten up a room but also people's smiles. His business was more than a job; it was a testament to his belief that a smile could indeed change the world.

Jearo was the life of every party, a man whose laughter was contagious and whose presence was a gift. He was outspoken in the best way, never afraid to speak his mind, but always with a humor that disarmed and charmed. His love for music was profound; it was the soundtrack to his life, with each beat and lyric fueling his zestful dance through the years.

To say Jearo was spirited would be an understatement. He was a firework of passion and hilarity, lighting up the sky with his funny antics and leaving a trail of joy in his wake. He could turn any mundane moment into a memorable one with a well-timed joke or a flash of his infectious grin.

As we bid farewell to DeJearo Covington, let us not dwell in the silence of his absence but rather celebrate the symphony of mirth he composed in his time with us. He was a man who knew that life was not to be taken too seriously, and he played his part with a gusto that would inspire us all to laugh a little louder, love a little harder, and shine a little brighter. Jearo's story may have reached its conclusion, but the echoes of his laughter will resonate in the hearts of those who loved him forever. He has left us with more than memories; he has left us with a blueprint on how to embrace life with open arms and a wide smile.

So, here's to DeJearo "Jearo" Covington, a man who lived with the volume turned up to eleven and left this world dancing to the beat of his own extraordinary drum. May we all carry a piece of his indomitable spirit with us, finding joy in the everyday and never forgetting the power of a smile.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at the Sunset Memorial Park Chapel. He will be laid to rest in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, January 12, 2024, from 5pm until 7pm.

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Service Schedule

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5-7 pm Friday Visitation Sunset Chapel

Friday, January 12, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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11 am Saturday Funeral Service Sunset Chapel

Saturday, January 13, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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