Jean Elizabeth Fite McCoy passed away at home on July 27th surrounded by her family and so much love. She was born on August 25th, 1927 in Atlanta, Georgia. Her family moved to St. Elmo (Chattanooga, Tennessee) when she was a child. She attended Fairyland School, Lookout Junior High and City High School. Before she finished high school, her family moved to Baytown, Texas where she graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. During junior high, she met a boy in Chattanooga who became a star athlete at Central High School and Georgia Tech. This boy, Bob McCoy, finally asked her out on a date 8 years later while he was a freshman at Tech. She flew from Texas to Atlanta where they went on their first date to where else? The VARSITY! Their love story was maintained through copious amount of letter writing until they married in 1948; Bob and Jean were married almost 64 years and she never removed her wedding band. After finishing at Georgia Tech, they moved to Rossville, built a life and a family, and it is where they lived for the rest of their lives.
Jean and Bob joined Simpson United Methodist Church in 1952. She was a faithful member for 70 years serving in several leadership positions and was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class and the Simpson United Methodist Women. She loved her Church, and was a progressive and inclusive devout Christian.
During her life, she was involved in many community activities including the Rossville Jaycettes, The ESA Sorority, Rossville Benevolent Fund, the Rossville Public Library Board and two Bridge clubs. Jean was a voracious reader and bridge player. Jean was a member of one of the bridge clubs for close to 60 years. She was a secretary at North Rossville Elementary for 25 years and deeply loved the many students and staff members she met during her career.
She was preceded in death by husband and love of her life, Bob McCoy, and her mother Bettye Adcock and step-father Luther Adcock.
She was the matriarch of the family and was an amazing wife, mother and “Muddie” to her granddaughters. She loved her family deeply and they loved her back. She led a wonderful life and will be missed by many who loved her and were touched by her love, thoughtfulness and generosity.
She is survived by her son Dr. Michael McCoy, daughter Susan (David) Wells, granddaughters, Dr. Katie Wells and Elizabeth Wells, who were the “lights of her life” and a special niece Jeannie Schay, and a fur gran named Gray.
Special thanks to her caregivers Carol Hodges and Cyndi Sisson who provided so much love and kindness through the years. Also, a special thanks to Hearth Hospice.
If you would like to send a memorial in her memory, she chose the Rossville Public Library, 504 McFarland Avenue, Rossville, Georgia 30741, or Simpson United Methodist Church, 601 McFarland Avenue, Rossville, Georgia 30741. We loved you the most, sweet Mudd!
A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, August 20, 2022 in the funeral home chapel.
The family will recieve friends 1-2 PM Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
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