We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Whinery-Huddleston
Eva Mae (Love) McCoy was born February 7, 1942 in Montgomery, Alabama. She was the 8th child out of 12 children born to Reverend Daniel and Mrs. Tealcomb Love. Eva Mae grew up in a close-knit family and was the first child born at the house on Roosevelt Street. As a teen she participated in the Montgomery Bus Boycott which ended the segregation of buses in that city. Eva Mae met the love of her life Jimmy McCoy while still a teenager, he would pretend to visit her brother Hal Love who was his best friend at the time, but he wasn’t fooling anyone Hal knew his friend was head over heels in love with his little sister and the feeling was mutual.
Eva Mae McCoy became a military wife when she married Jimmy McCoy, together they raised four children as they traveled from army base to army base finally retiring in Lawton, OK after 32 years in the service. Eva Mae McCoy greatest joy was her family, her beloved husband Mr. Jimmy McCoy preceded her in death in January 2020. She is survived by her sisters Mae Bessie (Love) Owens and Wilma Love and her younger brother Clanvis Love. Daughters Sharon McCoy and Sandra McCoy; her sons Jimmy McCoy Jr. and Thomas McCoy; her five grandchildren Tealcomb, Christopher and granddaughter in law Nekeeta, William, Rebeca and Kennedy. Her six great grandchildren Aurora, Ciara, Amiley, Lyndon, Jayla and Wyatt. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Eva Mae McCoy had a habit of never telling a person goodbye because it meant she would never see them again, instead she would say “See you later alligator.” and wait for the response “After a while crocodile.” She would giggle and say “Alright now!” Well Miss Mama, “After a while crocodile.”
Her services are pending at this time.