Flora Jean McCoy was born on March 20, 1950 and raised in Jackson, Mississippi to Mary Lee Davis and Moses McCoy. She was the fifth of six children. She received her formal education at Jim Hill High School. At a very young age she developed a love for church and was baptized at St. Peter’s Baptist Church.
In1965, Flora met her loving husband Tyrone Potter. To this union one child was born. A few years later, Flora and her family moved to Houston, Texas and in 1976, relocated again to San Diego, California. While in San Diego Flora explored various employment options, including a memorable position with IVAC.
Flora was passionate about many things, but the ones that stood out most were: her love for Christ and her family, her passion for singing, and helping others. Flora was an all around woman. She served faithfully in her church in several ministries, including the choir and pastor’s aide. She also sang with the National Quartets of America, and served as the president of Local 80-2. Flora loved children and was known for feeding the homeless and helping anybody she could.
On Saturday, January 18, 2020, Mrs. Flora Jean McCoy was called from earthly labor to receive her heavenly reward. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Lee and Moses McCoy, two brothers Norris Cammon and Charles Cammon, and her only sister Mary Ann Cammon. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving and devoted husband Tyrone Potter, her only daughter and “best girl” Rena McCoy, both of San Diego; two brothers Percy Paige of Pearl, Mississippi, and Moses McCoy (Robin), of Temecula, CA; seven grandchildren Jamal Greene(Michelle), Tyrone Ross, Donneshia Brittingham (Anthony), Marcus Williams, Shaniquia Duncan, Raneshia Duncan (Jerry), and Moses McCoy (Shacoria), all of San Diego; five great-granddaughters Keelia, Zarena, Kiara, Shakira, and Arianna; nine great-grandsons Kingston, Sir England, Major, Marcus, Isaiah, Nehemiah, Dwayne, Noah, and Quran; godchildren Melvin, Olympia, Langston, Paris, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends by whom she will be dearly missed.
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