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Veleaka Maelene Covino, 30
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Veleaka Maelene Covino, 30, died unexpectedly Jan. 5.
She was the loving wife of Michael Covino of Edgewater, Fla. She was also the adoring mother of Brooke Leann Covino, 8, and Bradley Thomas Covino, 4.
She was the daughter of Debra and Clyde Ferrell of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Thomas and Alicia Weddington of McMinnville.
She is survived by her grandparents, Billy and Janet Kesey of Lutcher, La., and Hazel and the late R.L. Weddington of McMinnville.
She also leaves behind a brother that she adored, Tommy Weddington Jr., of Murfreesboro, and a stepsister, Savannah Belle of McMinnville.
She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and her contagious laughter.
She was cremated Jan. 9 and a private service for immediate family will be held at a later date.
The family request in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to the savings set up by the grandmothers of the children. Make checks payable to: Debra Ferrell, 5 Putter Lane, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., 32168.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Jan. 11, 2012