In Memory of




Obituary for Cora McCoy (Lester)

Our mother and loving grandmother, Cora Lester McCoy, age 88 received her Heavenly wings Friday, March 25, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family.

Born November 26, 1933, at Jacks Creek, Big Rock, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Tennessee Lester. She was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County. Cora was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles McCoy Jr., January 3, 1980; two daughters, Peggy Smith and Louise Rice; son-in-law, Jerry Rice; two infant great-granddaughters, Kadence Smith and Cynthia Smith.

Those left to cherish her memory include: Charles “Chucky” McCoy and wife Trish of Big Rock, Virginia, Johnny McCoy of the home; daughters, Beverly Foraker and husband Mike of Douglasville, Georgia, Barbara Proffitt and husband Mike of Richlands, Virginia; son-in-law, David Smith of Grundy, Virginia; 19 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Cora McCoy will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2022, 1:00 P.M. at the Tookland Pentecostal Church, Grundy, Virginia, with Eugene Whited officiating. Burial will follow at the Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Virginia.

The family will receive friends both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at the church at 6:00 P.M. A song service will be held Tuesday at 7:00 P.M. with Dale Blankenship officiating, and a service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday evening with Wade and Denise McGeorge officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Charles “Bub” McCoy, Jordan McCoy, Jacob McCoy, Mark McClanahan, Charley McClanahan and Shaun Potter.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be David Smith, Mike Foraker, Mike Belcher, Jerry Ray Rice, Tyler Houck, David Smith Jr., Justin Lowery, Robbie Smith, Marshall Smith, Ryan Smith, Bobby Joe Dotson, John Michael Potter, and Allen Proffitt.

A special thank you to the ICU Covid Unit nurses at the Roanoke Memorial Hospital and Helping Hands Hospice.

Virginia Funeral Home of Grundy, Virginia is proud to serve the family of Cora Lester McCoy.