Orlando G. Covington, Jr., CFSP, a native of the West Atco section of Winslow Township, New Jersey and a 1986 graduate of Edgewood Regional High School, decided to change his career from Architecture/Interior Design to Funeral Service, which was his childhood dream.
In 1999, Orlando graduated from Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, New Jersey, where he earned his Certificate of Proficiency of Funeral Service; Associates in Business and Associates in Applied Science.
Orlando received his New Jersey Funeral Director's License in March 2000 and his Pennsylvania Funeral Director's License in August 2007. Experienced in all facets of funeral service, he became the manager of Tunsil Funeral Home, Palmyra, New Jersey in February 2006 until April 2009. Prior to Tunsil Funeral Home, Orlando was employed as a director for 8 years with Greenidge Funeral Home, Inc. of Atlantic City, New Jersey where he served his apprenticeship.
In his spare time, Orlando enjoys the outdoors; boating, fishing, hunting and especially barbecuing and spending quality time with his family.
Orlando enjoys being a devoted husband to his wife Laurie and their son Orlando III "BJ". As well as being devoted to his family, he his dedicated to his professional career; carrying on the traditions instilled by his many mentors over the years.
Orlando is a board member of the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association, serving as 1st Vice-President; Past President of West Jersey Funeral Directors Association; Member of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association, Inc.; Vice-President of Garden State Funeral Directors Association; Past President of Sigma Phi Sigma, NJ Chapter; member of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice and locally, a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, West Berlin, New Jersey and a member of Hiram Lodge #5, F & AM, Pha., Lawnside, New Jersey.
Orlando is a product of the Winslow Township community and surrounding areas. His goal and mission is to provide a high level of service and care to grieving families while easing the burden of bereaved families and providing an opportunity to say farewell in the most dignified manner is very important to him.
Other members of the Covington Funeral Home Staff of Professionals Include:
Leesha A. Stanford, Funeral Director, N.J. Lic. No. 4441
Gregory A. Berry, Jr.
Michael Ferguson, Sr.
Ossic C. Hacket, III
J. Ronald Hyman
Theodore Scott, Sr.
Michael K. Sloan, Sr.