Obituary of Mrs. Pearl McCoy
Sister Pearl Rosa Raphiel McCoy was born into the lineage and heritage of the late Rev. Ivory Raphiel, Sr., and Daisey Lee Raphiel on December 6, 1942, in Natchitoches, LA. After a lengthy illness, Pearl received her righteous crown in glory on August 7, 2019.
Pearl was raised by the late Deacon Earl and Deaconess Ethel Washington in Lena, LA.
Pearl’s spiritual foundation began by accepting Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age. She was baptized by Rev. William Batts at Damascus Baptist Church, Lena, LA, and later joined Mt. Triumph Missionary Baptist Church. As a faithful member of Mt. Triumph Missionary Baptist Church, Pearl served on the Pastor’s Aide Committee and Women’s Ministry, and dearly loved the Praise Dance Ministry until her health began to decline.
Pearl retired from Pinecrest Supports and Services Center as a Supervisor after 33 years of dedicated service.
Pearl leaves to cherish her memories, her husband of 60 years, Henry Allen McCoy; one son, Honorable Alderman/Deacon Kelvin V. McCoy (Dorothy); two daughters, Jacqueline McCoy and Jeburnon McCoy-Williams (Michael Paul), all of Boyce, LA; daughter-in-law, Martha McCoy of Boyce, LA; step-mother, Mary L. Raphiel of Shreveport, LA; six sisters, Shirley O’Neal (Stanley), Colleein Raphiel, Irie Marie Raphiel, Ester Rose Raphiel, Pamela Raphiel, Tomeka Raphiel, and Paula Raphiel; three brothers, Charles Ray Raphiel, Ivory Jr. Raphiel and Rev. Sederrick Raphiel, all of Shreveport, LA; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 2 God children, Deacon DeWitt Quinney (Ethel Bea) and Felisa Johnson (John); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pearl was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Ivory Raphiel Sr., and Daisey Lee Raphiel; Deacon Earl and Deaconess Lee Ethel Washington of Lena, LA; a son, Keith Andre McCoy; three brothers, Ivory Lee Raphiel Jr., James Raphiel and Curtis Raphiel; a sister, Coltile Raphiel; granddaughter, T’Shaka McCoy; and great-granddaughters, Destinee Piper and Shantyra McCoy.
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