2012-10-04 / Obituaries

April McCoy Washington


Funeral Services for April Washington, 53 of Giddings, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Sweet Home Baptist Church near Giddings. Visitation was held on Friday, September 28, 2012 from 12:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 8:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings.

On September 21, 1959, a baby girl was born to Theophlious D. McCoy Jr. and Vivian Lacy McCoy in Giddings, Texas. They named her April Merchall McCoy.

April attended public school in Giddings and graduated from Giddings High School in 1978. She worked at the Giddings State School for 24 years. She later worked as a CMA caregiver at the Med Star Care Center in Giddings. She really liked working and caring for people.

She married Vernell Washington on December 17, 1991. No children were born to this union. However, they enjoyed spending time with their nieces.

On Tuesday, September 25, 2012 in Temple, Texas, after a courageous battle with cancer, she answered her Master’s call. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, T.D. McCoy Sr. and Beulah (Shepard) McCoy; maternal grandparents, Fred Lacy & Mary (Clemons) Lacy; two brothers, Willard Duncan McCoy and Darron Ray McCoy; one niece, Latoyia Shields and two uncles and four aunts.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband, Vernell Washington of Giddings; her parents, T.D. & Vivian McCoy of Dime Box; two sisters, Helen Shields and her husband, Edwood of Giddings and Roslyn McCoy of Dime Box and two nieces, Brittany Shields and Asia McCoy- Shields both of Giddings; uncles, Robert McCoy of Giddings, Frank Scruggs of Houston and Charlie & Vertis McCoy of Elgin; aunt, Minnie & Edward Sivels of Chesapeake, VA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Emma Washington of Houston, Litte Washington Jr. of Houston, Chester & Millie Washington of Houston, Jewel & Etta Washington of Richmond, Jannie Carr of La Grange, Pernonia Moore of Giddings, Ethel & David Smizer of Giddings and Clinton Washington of Giddings, as well as a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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