My little Big sister took flight this morning and flew into the arms of Jesus at 1:40 am, with loving nurses from Providence Hospital in Waco at her side. This little woman was a huge force that made herself known to the world. Originally from Lafayette, she moved to Waco in the early 80s. She did not allow her learning and physical challenges to stop her. Although she could not drive, she walked everywhere and eventually acquired a scooter and that became her vehicle. She was known by many as the little woman on the scooter. She was active in her church until she could no longer manage to leave her home. She had a spiritual knowledge that could rock your world, although she struggled with reading. A seeker, she found ways to learn the Word of God. Although she topped out at a whole 3'11", her giant personality always arrived long before her little body did. She loved to sing and was artistic in all her ways and she took her world hostage with her giant heart. She is a commanding spirit, and I imagine that as she walked into the gates of heaven, she instantly grew 3 feet if not more. Known to her world as Barbara McCoy, she is known to her family as Elaine "Nanie", Aunt Nanie and sometimes "Mighty Mouth" She had a huge laugh out loud voice and was not afraid to use it. She loved fearlessly, laughed fearlessly, unafraid of anything or anyone. She will be missed by her mother, brother, sister, caregiver, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was greeted at the gates by her Savior, her father, aunt Evelyn, uncle Charles, grandparents and a whole cloud of witnesses, who welcomed her into Glory. Join me in celebrating her life out loud with any memories that you have. You can do that here and I will collect these for my mom.
Due to the extraordinary times that we live in, there can be no memorial service at this time. Please pray for my mom and brother, her precious caregiver, Gina, and myself as we transition into life without her. Let us celebrate her by living life unafraid, unashamed and out loud.
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