Spence, Mary McCoy

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Mary Rae McCoy Spence of McCoy, Virginia, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family April 2, 2023. She was born to the late Hobart and Mary Jane Price McCoy August 13,1933 in Blacksburg, Va.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Rufus Spence. She was also preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Duane and Alvin McCoy.

She is survived by her two daughters, Pam Spence Matney and husband Tony of Round O, SC and Trish Spence Handley and husband Rob, of Granite Falls, NC. She is also survived by 5 granddaughters and 1 grandson-LeAnn Smith (Harvey),Brandi Horne (Joe), Kelly Shaver (Leroy), Jenna Godbey, John Godbey and Kaitlyn Peters, and 9 great grandchildren. Mary is also survived by special friends, Blake McCoy, who she called her angel, Lisa Langdale, who enjoyed visiting her and her brother and sister in law, John and Frances McCoy.

Mary Rae was loved by all who met her. She served in the Tazewell County School System for 30 years and served many churches where Rufus was interim pastor. Even her final caregivers loved taking care of her. One of her favorite things was to play Rook with her family and she would stay up all night doing so. She also enjoyed going on trips with Rufus, John and Frances.

Her family would like to thank Catawba Valley Medical Center nurses, CNAs, therapists and especially Dr Le who took excellent care of her.

Visitation will be held at McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg, VA, on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 1:00, with funeral to follow at 2:00. Interment at McCoy Family Cemetery in McCoy, Va