Delia Sweat Fleming, of Covington, passed away June 26, 2017, at 67 years of age. Born to Forrest and Kathryn (Hilderbrand) Sweat, who have preceded her in death, Mrs. Fleming had a special interest in politics. She was extremely active in the local and state Republican party. Mrs. Fleming served as president of Covington Woman’s Club, as well as being a member of the local Chamber of Commerce, and while teaching students with special needs, she was involved in several educational associations. She was a member of Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, but attended Zion Baptist Church, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church and First Baptist Church. Her family was her hobby until the children were grown, at which time she became very actively involved in politics. Mrs. Fleming will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her devoted husband of 45 years, Ester Fleming, of Covington; sons and daughters-in-law, Ashley Fleming, of Covington, Jason and Andrea Fleming, of Rapid City, South Dakota, Tim and Lacey Fleming, of Covington; grandchildren, Isiah Fleming, Ian Fleming, Jax Fleming, Lena Fleming, Colby Fleming, Hannah Fleming; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathryn and Bobby Henson, of Jacksonville, Florida, Julie and Don Price of Clayton; brother and sister-in-law, Forrest and Susan Sweat of Blackshear; as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
A Funeral Service for Mrs. Fleming will be held Thursday, June 29, 2017, 3 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers St., in Covington, with Rev. Jan McCoy, Rev. Todd Bowen, and Mr. Brad Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in New Covington Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family Wednesday, June 28, 5 - 8 p.m., at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington.