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James R. “Pud” McCoy, 81, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, passed away from his earthly home to his heavenly home on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at home. He was born Tuesday, March 28, 1939, in Naples, Texas.

A private graveside funeral service will be held Saturday, March 13, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Mendenhall, Mississippi. The burial will follow in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. David Jager will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall is in charge of arrangements. (601) 847-4401

Mr. McCoy was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.  He served as a Deacon and was a devoted Sunday School teacher for many years.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend.  He served our country in the United States Army National Guard for forty-three years retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger McCoy and Era Mosley McCoy; six brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-two years, Melanie Moak McCoy of Mendenhall; two sons, Jamey McCoy of Mendenhall and Patrick McCoy and his wife, Miranda, of Madison; one daughter, Christi McCoy Ramirez and her husband, George, of Brownsville, TX; five grandchildren, Michelle Winget and husband, Kevin, of Waco, TX, Michael Ramirez and wife Cassie, of Brownsville, TX, Aiden McCoy of Madison, Arin McCoy of Madison, and Elena McCoy of Madison; one sister, Shirley Stribling and husband, Bobby Joe, of Bradenton, FL; and a host of other family members and friends.

A special thanks to the Hospice Ministries for the loving care that they provided to our family.

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