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Brenda J McCoy-Smith

January 1, 1948 August 7, 2019
Brenda J McCoy-Smith
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Obituary for Brenda J McCoy-Smith

Brenda J McCoy-Smith 76, of Mt. Zion, IL passed away at 3:20 p.m., Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 12, 2019, at Mount Gilead Cemetery, Decatur, IL. The family will receive friends for visitation Sunday afternoon, August 11, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion. Memorials may be given to the Salvation Army. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.dawson-wikoff.com.

Brenda was born January 1, 1943, in Pumpkintown, TN the daughter of Alridge and Bernice Marie (Dotson) Carter. She was a 1961 graduate of Lovington High School and was crowned the homecoming queen in high school. She attended Millikin University. Brenda married R. Grant Smith on February 28, 1980, and they enjoyed nearly forty years together. She was retired from A.E. Staley Manufacturing Company having worked in Employee Relations, as the Activities coordinator and was responsible for coordinating activities with the Chicago Bears, Illini tailgate parties, Staley sporting activities and promotional item sales. Brenda served on the Board for the Salvation Army for over twenty years and was involved with the Christmas toy and food basket drives. She also was active with the United Way and the Decatur Celebration. Brenda was an avid reader often reading over 150 books a year and participated in book and investment clubs. She also enjoyed cooking and painting. Brenda was best described as a People Person. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and family, crossword puzzles, playing gin rummy, and traveling, especially in the Caribbean.

Surviving are her husband: Grant of Mt. Zion, daughter: Teri Gotts (Dan) of Elwin, son: Jon McCoy (Connie) of Decatur; step-son: Jeffrey Grant of Granby CO; step-daughters: Lisa Gregg (James) of Sarasota, FL and Laura Birch (Mark) of Decatur; sisters: Sandy Cook of Mt. Zion and Becky Wells (Don) of Mt. Zion; grandchildren: Chelsey, Clayton, Chelsea, Cody, Nick, Matthew, Michael, Elizabeth, Joe, Trevor and Madi; great grandchildren: Hallie, Liam and Anna; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Brenda was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law: Randall J. Cook.


Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

11

Aug

5:00 PM 8/11/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/11/2019 7:00:00 PM
Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home

105 W Main Street Mt. Zion, Illinois 62549

Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home
105 W Main Street Mt. Zion, Illinois 62549

Graveside

Monday

12

Aug

11:00 AM 8/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
Mt. Gilead Cemetery

593 Mt. Gilead Road
Decatur, IL 62521

Mt. Gilead Cemetery
593 Mt. Gilead Road Decatur 62521 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Gilead Cemetery Final Resting Place

593 Mt. Gilead Road
Decatur, IL 62521

593 Mt. Gilead Road Decatur 62521 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Salvation Army

228 W. Main Street
Decatur, IL 62521
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