Dixie Anne Langley Covell, 53, of Waynesville, NC departed this earthly life on January 31, 2023, after enduring a brave journey with pancreatic cancer. Born in Camden, SC on February 21, 1969, she was the fifth and youngest daughter of Frances Lucille Stanford Langley and the late Thomas Alvin Langley. Arriving on her mother’s 32nd birthday, she was truly the best gift a mother could ever receive. She gave generously of herself and shared her loving kindness with others. She was simply a beautiful person inside and out. She found the love of her life when she met Casey Covell, who became her husband on July 18, 1992, in Lexington, SC. They have 3 wonderful children and enjoyed much time working together in the family business, going on winter ski trips and summer mountain vacations. She loved being with her family and cherished the memories made whether enjoying the beauty of nature or simply playing board games.
She is survived by her husband, Casey Lyman Covell; son Noah Daniel (Amber) Covell of Canton, NC; son Chase Langley Covell of the home and daughter Caroline Autumn Covell, also of the home. She is also survived by her mother, Frances Langley of Columbia, SC; sisters, Debra (Paul) Kennedy of Camden, SC; Valerie (Tom) Abbott of Denton, TX; Aline Stevenson of York, Nebraska; and Donna (Vance) Arndt of Prosperity, SC; brothers-in-law, Kile (Rosanne) Covell of Waynesville, NC and Keegan (Leia) Covell of Lyman, SC; sisters-in-law, Cam Dooley of West Columbia, SC and Cristin (Michael) Coffman of Lexington, SC. She leaves behind 24 nieces and nephews, 6 grand nieces and nephews as well as her 3 beloved kitty cats, Feisty, Cuddles & Scruff and grand canines, Callie and Mollie.
She was predeceased by her father, Thomas Alvin Langley and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Carole and Daniel Covell.
As the former co-owner (with her husband Casey) of Wintergreen Woods event venue in Lexington, SC for 21 years, Dixie took part in planning and conducting hundreds of weddings, dinner parties and other special occasions. She made a special effort to see these celebrations were perfect in every way, often surpassing her clients’ expectations. Dixie was kind, loving and generous to her family, employees (who she considered part of her family) and her clients. She received numerous unsolicited testimonials from newly married couples praising her for the attention and kindness she showed them on their special day. Prior to purchasing Wintergreen Woods, she was the Human Resources Manager at the former Southern Plastics Company in Cayce, SC and was beloved by all her co-workers while employed there.
Her retirement dream was to move to the mountains of North Carolina which was supposed to be many years away. After her diagnosis in early 2022, she and her family made that dream happen and moved to Waynesville, NC in August. Dixie found comfort and peace sitting on the deck with a beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and breathing the fresh mountain air. Many blessings came together to make this move possible and the family would like to thank all that had a part in this transition.
Dixie was amazed and touched by the number of people who supported and prayed for her after she received her diagnosis and struggled to remain positive while tolerating the effects of this devastating disease. She received notes and cards from people all over the world with prayers and well wishes. Friends and family brought meals to the home and took on extra duties so she could concentrate on her treatments. She saw God’s love shine upon her through the prayers and deeds of her family and friends.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Messino Cancer Center, Mission Hospital, and CarePartners Hospice in Asheville, NC for their compassion and care provided to Dixie.
Heaven has gained a beautiful soul and a piece of our hearts.
A memorial service to celebrate her life and passing will be held at Wells Funeral Home, 296 N Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786 on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 1:00 pm.