Mary Frances Ferguson McCoy, daughter of the late Charlie and Vivian Ferguson, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 8th, 2020. Mrs. McCoy was born on January 13th, 1942 in Sanford, Florida.
Mary spent her early years in Florida. When she was in middle school, her family relocated to Albany, New York and she graduated from Albany High School. Following graduation, Mary completed her Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Cornell University.
It was in New York that Mary would meet and marry the love of her life, the Reverend Willie McCoy. To this union, four children were born: Darryl, Michelle, Lisa and Kimberly. Mary was employed by the New York State Police. She worked as an executive assistant to the head of the state troopers. Mary loved her family and spent many years as a domestic engineer. It was in this role, she became appreciated and loved for her pound cakes, fried chicken, and potato salad. As a ministers wife, she assisted her husband with sermon preparation and supported many church ministries.
Mary was an Eastern Star. She enjoyed board games and loved bowling. One of her great joys was completing crossword puzzles and reading. She was a faithful mother, wife and believer of Christ. Although she is absent from the body, we know that she is present with the Lord.
She was preceded in death by her father, Charlie Ferguson; mother, Vivian Ferguson Lockridge; step-father, Taylor B. Lockridge; brothers, Charles Melvin Ferguson and Anthony Lockridge; and sister, Betty J. McDonald.
Those that will miss her physical presence include: her loving and devoted husband � Reverend Willie McCoy; four children � Darryl (Sherry) McCoy, Michelle Y. (Barry) Sparks, Lisa M. McCoy and Kimberly A. Fitch; ten grandchildren � Darryl M. McCoy, Jr., Jovan McCoy, DeAnna McCoy, Brittney Ivey, Kevin McCoy, Nigel Harris, X. Josiah Courtright, Brielle Sparks, Michael A. Jackson and Melanie D. Evans; ten great-grandchildren; a sister � ShirLee Jordan; two brothers � Kenneth Lockridge and Steven Lockridge; five sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; two special friends � Janet Stratton and Reverend Alberta King; a host of other relatives and friends.