Obituary: Jill Renee Foxworth, Dependable Glass Works Inc.

Jill Renee Foxworth, age 58, of Covington, passed away late Sunday evening, September 12, 2021. She was born at St. Tammany Hospital in 1963 and was a member of First Baptist Church of Covington. Foxworth was a well-respected businesswoman both locally and throughout the southeast. After graduating college with a bachelor’s degree in 1985, she began working alongside her father, where the two of them grew Dependable Glass Works Inc. into one of the largest private manufacturing glass companies in the southern United States.

For many years, Foxworth was active in the downtown Covington business district and her success led to her being chosen to participate and contribute in business leader projects by the State of Louisiana. In 2013,  she was featured in USGlass magazine’s first feature to recognize women in the glass industry.

Mountain climbing was one of Jill Foxworth’s hobbies. She successfully summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2009 and Machu Picchu in 2012.

She traveled numerous times to Canada to fish, traveling to Africa to climb and successfully summit Mount Kilimanjaro in 2009 and Mount Machu Picchu in 2012. Foxworth loved biking the Abita trail and was an active artist working with clay, creating one-of-a-kind pottery, designing and selling handmade leather purses.

She is survived by her long-time life partner Willford Watts, her father J.A.”Norman” Foxworth, her brother John A. Foxworth, Jr. and others. Due to COVID-19, social distancing is encouraged, and masks are required to attend services. The family prefers that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to First Baptist Church of Covington Young At Heart Program, 16333 Hwy 1085, Covington, La., 70433.

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