Life Story / Obituary
George McCoy, age 66, passed away peacefully Wednesday September 25, 2019, at Ascension All Saints Hospital in Racine, WI.
He was born May 3, 1953, in Williamson, West Virginia. He was the eleventh child born the union of John and Winnie (Jefferson) McCoy. George was raised in Cross City, Florida. He migrated to Racine, WI in the 1980’s, and made this his home and final resting place.
George favorite pastime was playing Bingo. Wherever there was Bingo, there was George. George met many friends and built many friendships during his years playing Bingo.
George also loved singing the blues and creating laughter. He could turn any topic into a blues song. His jokes never got old. George enjoyed serenading women with a song and telling a joke to men. Many of the staff at Ascension hospital and clinics knew George as a singer and a jokester. Each visit the staff looked forward to hearing him sing the blues and telling them a joke.
George departed earth on Wednesday September 25, 2019. He was proceeded in death by his parents; John and Winnie McCoy; brothers; John Henry McCoy, Billy McCoy, and Archie McCoy; sisters; Ollie Jackson and Sinda Retha McCoy.
George is remembered by his sons Joseph McCoy and Kenyon Ferris; two brothers, Melvin Thomas of Atlanta, Georgia and Kenneth (Liz) McCoy of Cincinnati, OH; two sisters Mary Hughes and Mona Lisa Gassett both of Cincinnati, OH; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Special thanks to Aldrenna Smith for the care, friendship, and support you provide George in his final years on earth. Your kindness and service is appreciated.
19. Ecclesiastes 3:1-4
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance
To my loving family:
While we mourn in this loss, may this also be our time to heal!
The sting of death is never easy; but our love for another can be our guiding shield.