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Elder Larry McCoy

January 27, 1950 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 72)

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It's not death to die, to leave this weary road, and mid the brotherhood on high. To be at home with God, it's not death to close the eyes long dimmed by tears, and to wake in glorious repose, to spend eternal years it's not death to fling aside this sinful dust and rise on strong exulting wing, to live among the just. Jesus thou Prince of life, thy chosen cannot die like thee, thy conquer in the strife to reign with thee on high.

Elder Larry McCoy was born on January 27, 1950, in Ridgely, Tennessee. He was the son of the late Mr. Willie C McCoy and Mrs. Clara (Thompson) McCoy.

Elder Larry McCoy confessed his hope in Christ at an early age, He was ordained under the leadership of the late Bishop Wyoming Wells Jr. Elder Larry McCoy was in the ministry for over 30 years. He served under the late Bishop Williams Nichol for several years. On his Christian journey Elder Larry McCoy worked faithfully doing what he loved, teaching and preaching the gospel in and out of the church with ministry in the community and the jailhouse ministries.

Larry and Nellie were married on June 3, 1989, and under their union raised 3 loving grandchildren Clarence, Jasmine, and Janetta.

Larry adored helping the kids in his neighborhood. He would often come home to groups of kids waiting on him to fix their bikes and teach them mechanical skills, followed by a game of community baseball which he would often lead. Larry loved working on his many projects. He never strayed far from his upbringing. Larry was a die-hard Chicago Bull’s fan.
Elder Larry McCoy was known for his infectious smile and laughter. He loved spending time with his family and friends. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord Elder Larry McCoy departed this life on May 25, 2022.

His memory will be cherished by his loving wife Mrs. Nellie McCoy, two sisters Rose Razor of Benton Harbor, Mi, and Betty McCoy of South Carolina, and brothers Rev Donnie Ray Mays of Ridgely, TN JC McCoy of Detroit MI, Son Marty Ellis of Chicago Ill and daughter Taurus Mark of Chicago IL Stepchildren Richard (Maureen) Neal of Memphis TN, Cherlyn (Clenzie) Kyles, and Sarah (Asa) Perkins of Benton Harbor, MI Special grandchildren Jasmine Martin of Kalamazoo Mi and Janetta Neal of Fort Valley GA Host of grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins. 

Larry was preceded in death by parents Willie C. and Clara McCoy and special grandson Clarence Martin.

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
June 3, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Unity Temple Church of God in Christ
435 Felton Ave
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Funeral Service
Friday
June 3, 2022

1:00 PM
Unity Temple Church of God in Christ
435 Felton Ave
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Face Mask must be worn

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