Gladys Rae McCoy

August 19, 1927 - January 11, 2024

08/19/1927 - 01/11/2024

Past Services

Wednesday January 17, 2024
12:00 pm
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 E Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, Virginia 23502
757-461-4054 | Directions

Gladys R. McCoy, 96, died on January 11, 2024. Known as “Baby Rae” to her family and friends, she was born on August 19, 1927 to Effie and Herse Small at South Mills, NC. Her family also included an older and younger sister, Marie (Penn) and Peggy (Sawyer), both previously deceased.

Gladys was married for over 60 years to her high school sweetheart, Raymond H. McCoy until his death in 2012. She is survived by their son, Raymond “Ray” H. McCoy, Jr. and his wife Robin, and a grandson, R. Gary McCoy, along with several nieces and nephews.
Gladys worked in customer service and retired from Smith and Weltons stores and was also a 50 year member of the Eastern Star.  She will always be remembered as a loving, caring, and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt, with the memories of the happiness and smiles that she brought to her friends and family.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 12:00 noon at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, located at 6329 E. Va Beach Blvd, Norfolk. The family has asked lieu of flowers, please send any contributions to the Davis Corner Volunteer Rescue Squad or the Norfolk or Va Beach SPCA. Condolences may be left online at
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1 month ago

Gladys will always be Aunt Baby to me – fond memories and appreciate her kindness and generosity over the years! Thanks for taking care of my mom when I wasn’t even on earth yet!!! Hugs and loves to my family!! Aunt Baby will be missed