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Melissa Ann McCoy

Melissa Ann "Lisa" McCoy, age 37, of Whittier passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 12th, 2018 in Whittier. She was the daughter of the late Howard "Goob" Frady and Sandy (Nations) Gill. She was employed at the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Her most rewarding job was being a nanny and loving the children in her care. She loved the mountains and taking photos of wildlife and wildflowers. In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by her maternal grandparents; Venoy and Marie Crane Nations, her paternal grandparents; Ottis and Bonnie Claybo Frady and one uncle Michael Nations. She is survived by three children; Trent McCoy, 18, Trevor McCoy, 15 and Melanie McCoy, 13. She is also survived by her boyfriend; Mark Shull. Also surviving are one sister; Marie Sutton Smith, two brothers; Michael Frady and Lonnie Gill, an uncle and aunt; Harold and Eloise Frady, two aunts; Carrie Mae Rickman and Margaret Ann Whigton and one uncle; Gary Nations. A memorial service will be held at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at Appalachian Funeral Services Chapel with Rev. Rich Peoples officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Appalachian Funeral Services. Appalachian Funeral Services is serving the family. .

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So very sorry for your loss. May she RIP. She has not changed one bit.

Margie Stephans Jul 18 2018 12:00 AM

I don't even know where to start with my words about Lisa. Such a sweet and caring person for all that came into her life I will never forget her. She helped me through so many hard times during the separation times with my wife and with the passing of my oldest brother. Such a sweet and caring person that I will never forget. God Please Bless This Family . .

David Norris Jul 17 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Sandy and family... I am so very sorry for your loss of Lisa. Fortunately, death is only a temporary part of life. Jesus promised us a wonderful resurrection of the dead (John 5:28,29/1 Thessalonians 4:13, 14), so we have the hope of being reunited with our deceased loved ones. In the meantime, even though the pain of loss through death may sometimes seem insurmountable, rest assured that God will give you the strength necessary to endure the coming months (Psalm 46:1). Please accept my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences. John

John Sonnenfeld Jul 16 2018 12:00 AM

I'm so very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for the entire family. Sending prayers and love

Amber Simonds Jul 15 2018 12:00 AM

Good bye Melissa! You are such a beautiful sole in life or death!

Chet Brown Jul 15 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rebecca Rabb Jul 15 2018 12:00 AM

I began at Lowes with Melissa, in fact, we trained together. She was an amazing person inside and out and made work a great place to be at. The times we worked together were one of my favorites, especially when we talked about everything and anything. I am saddened to hear the news that she has passed away. I pray that she finds peace, I dont know anyone more deserving. I wish I could be there, but I send my condolences and prayers. Rest In Peace friend.

Hugo Sanchez Jul 14 2018 12:00 AM

My earliest memories of Lisa was just after we moved into the Cope Creek Community. She became my Melanie's first friend in school and in the neighborhood. I can still see the little blond girl who used to come to my house. Shy and quite but always smiling. She was always at my house or Melanie was always at her house. I miss those days. May you both be together dancing and making music videos together. Gone but never forgotten.

Kathy Thompson Jul 14 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Praying for all.

Jill Cagle Jul 14 2018 12:00 AM

Lisa dominates some of my greatest childhood memories. She always had a smile and encouraging words. Washington wasn't the same without her. Sleep well.

Sandra Lee Jul 14 2018 12:00 AM

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