Reverend Frances Jean McCoy

April 18, 1943 - December 11, 2021
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Crim Memorial United Methodist Church
200 Pike St
Philippi, WV
Saturday 4/30, 11:00 am

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How to sum up a life? Reverend Frances Jean McCoy was born in Connelleville, PA in 1943, but she grew up in Philippi, WV and eventually returned here after moving around to various countries and states. She died Saturday December 11, 2021 while residing in Philippi. She was a daughter to Francis and Barbara McCoy,Continue Reading

Rita E White left a message on April 11, 2022:
I received the notice of Fran's April 30th funeral in the mail this past weekend. We last talked via phone a few weeks before her death. I have known Fran since 1990, when we both arrived on the scene in Wise Co., VA - she in Norton as the new Episcopal Priest, and I in Wise as the new United Methodist campus minister. Her friendship during those years was a real gift to me, and when I decided to leave the UMC denomination and move to the Episcopal Church, it was Fran who sponsored me for the priesthood discernment process, along with her parishes in Norton and St. Paul, VA. She was a faithful, hard working minister who understood rural, small-church ministry; one of the most intelligent people I have known; and always a valued and supportive friend. I think of her often, and I know many are saddened by her death, but also relieved that she no longer is suffering from ill health and the limitations that came with it. She would laugh at the idea that I count her as one of the saints of the church, but be secretly pleased that I held her such esteem. When I pray Psalm 27, I always think of her. At one period in her life, it was praying those ancient words that got her through a difficult time. May Fran rest in peace, and rise in glory.
Douglas Cunningham left a message on January 25, 2022:
Fran was such a wonderful friend. Not only a friend, but a teacher, fellow minister and wonderful mentor and Shepherd. I will miss sitting with her, sharing a drink talking and laughing. Look forward to seeing you Fran! Make sure you tell them that it’s OK to let me through the pearly gates. Love and prayers Fr. Douglas Cunningham
Pam Wiegandt left a message on January 10, 2022:
Fran was my gentle guide to the special qualities of life in SW Virginia. I’m forever thankful for her wisdom & humor.
Judy Buckner Larry left a message on December 21, 2021:
Over many years that I have been the director of the Philippi Public Library, Fran was on my board. During those years, she was our President, Vice President, our Secretary, or trustee. I truly missed her being on my board but accepted her decision and understood. She was always supportive, helpful, and kind. Aside from that, she was my friend. Last night I reached into one of my Christmas boxes and pulled out the quilted snowman pillow that she made for me a couple years ago. She knew I loved snowmen and books and always gave something that she knew I'd love. I treasure each and every thing she gave me, even more so now. She was such a good person and will be sadly missed. I'll always miss her.
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