HELEN McCOY

 
HELEN McCOY  Financial Manager  
The Honorable Helen Virginia Thomas McCoy, 69, a supervisory financial analyst who was the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller, departed this life on April 1, 2016 at her home in Fort Washington, Md. She is survived by her husband W.L. McCoy and daughter Kendra McCoy. Mrs. McCoy, a native of Albany, GA, spent over 30 years in government service. She was the Acting Comptroller and Deputy Comptroller of the Defense Logistics Agency from April 1990 until March 1994. She was appointed as the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller on March 23, 1994, following her nomination by President Clinton and confirmation by the United States Senate.  Mrs. McCoy retired from government service in January 2001. She served as a Trustee of the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Va. from 1995 until 2004. In retirement, she also served as the Church Administrator at Alfred Street from 2008 until 2010. A service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Alfred Street Baptist Church, 301 South Alfred Street in Alexandria, Va. with Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley officiating. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her honor to Bennett College (www.bennett.edu) or The ASBC Foundation (www.alfredstreet.org/stewardship/asbc-foundation/).

Published by The Washington Post from Apr. 7 to Apr. 9, 2016.
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I missed you so much Cousin Helen. You had such a positive impact on our entire family. We had so many fun and enjoyable times together too - especially, the BBQ's, and the spade games that we use to play together, which included your Dad - "Uncle Small" - his witty personality made it really fun! Your Cousin - Butch Sapp.
georgia Sapp
Family
May 24, 2019
Our prayer is that the love of God and His Son, Jesus Christ, will enfold the McCoy family and grant comfort and peace.
Dorothy Stubbs
April 14, 2016
At a time when insecurities made many women in senior level positions believe that they had to be "one of the boys" in order for their voice to be heard, Helen McCoy confidently remained a lady. Helen's intelligence, competence, kindness, and class made her the penultimate role model for women then, now, and forever into the future. The comportment of the angel corps no doubt went up a notch at the moment Helen accepted her wings.
Donna Truesdell
April 12, 2016
Mac
We are very sorry for your loss.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Allen & Audrey Hankinson
Dahlgren '63
April 12, 2016
My deepest and heartfelt sympathy is with the family. Mrs. McCoy was the consummate professional and role model for women at DLA. I admired her greatly. May you be comforted by the many caring thoughts of others. May you be strengthened by the many precious memories of your loved ones
Sandi Miller-Thomas
April 11, 2016
Helen was a mentor and a inspiration to me . She was such a strong women figure for me. She was a loving mother and wife . Keep those memories close to your heart forever.
sheila deal
April 11, 2016
Dear Mac and Kendra,
We are truly saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and colleague Helen. She was a very special lady and we will not see the like of her again. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Dick and Deb Connelly
Richard and Debra Connelly
April 10, 2016
Dearest Kendra, Wishing you blessed memories of your Mom... Sending much love to you and your Dad. -- God Bless, Reba N. Burruss-Barnes
Reba N. Burruss-Barnes
April 9, 2016
The McCoy Family...You are in our thoughts, our hearts and our prayers...
Bennie Roberts & Marion Chance-
April 9, 2016
So sorry to hear of your loss, may the God of all comfort, comfort you and your family during this time.
Judith Ellis
April 9, 2016
Kendra, my sincere condolences to both you and your Dad. You will find that your memories will bring smiles to your faces and warm your hearts.
May God continue to comfort and guide you.
E Marilyn Williams
April 8, 2016
Kendra, my sincere condolences to you and your Dad. Your memories will bring many smiles and warm your heart. May God continue to be with both of you and guide you.
A Bennett sister light is still shining.
E Marilyn Williams
April 8, 2016
Ma'am my prayer for you is one of special thanks for inspiring me without knowing perhaps, as you walked daily past my office in the Pentagon. I quietly admired your confidence, professionalism and leadership demonstrated in the powerful stance you exhibited as you walked around the E ring...always dressed to perfection and always returning a smile and greeting. Thank you for the quiet mentorship ma'am.// May God Bless the Family.
COL (Ret) Yvonne Prettyman-Beck
April 8, 2016
I share deeply your loss. She was and always will have a special place in my heart. I believe we will see her again some day.

With sadness

Earl
Earl Nicks
April 8, 2016
Helen was my first boss as a budget analyst at DLA. She was also one of the first female SES' in DLA. I learned a lot from her and she served as a role model for how I conducted myself and how I navigated my career. She also helped illustrate how to manage a family while being successful in a high ranking position. I am so thankful she was part of my life. I know her eternal life rewards will be many based on all she gave while she was on Earth. Simone Reba, DLA Finance Deputy Director
Simone Reba
April 8, 2016
Heartfelt condolences to the McCoys and close friends.
Donna Thompson
April 7, 2016
Kendra-Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God Bless you always.
Margarette Peterson
April 7, 2016
Kendra may you & your dad cherish the wonderful memories that you shared with your loved one. She is now resting peacefully in Paradise.
Gilbretta Ashton-Jones
April 7, 2016
I offer heartfelt condolences to the family of my dear Bennett College sister. I pray that God will continue to grant you peace and will wrap His loving arms around you.
Patricia Harris Thomas
April 7, 2016
I offer heartfelt condolences to the family of my dear Bennett College sister. I pray that God will continue to grant you peace and will wrap His loving arms around you.
Patricia Harris Thomas
April 7, 2016
In deepest sympathy, so sorry for the loss to the Thomas-McCoy Family. So proud of Helen for her service to our nation. She was indeed a role model, especially for the ladies from SW Georgia. (Nickey - Cuthbert, GA Native)
COL(R) Bennie Williams and COL(R) Nickey Knighton
April 7, 2016
Sincere condolences to the family. Rest In Peace Helen. Will forever remember you starting in Junior High School, Albany, GA.
Elizabeth Coney-Hogan
April 7, 2016
Kendra, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I am praying for you and your dad. Love you.
Jean Manuel
April 7, 2016
I share your pain and grief knowing that time will heal both of them. She lived a wonderful life and I hope you can join me as I reflect on the fun and pleasant memories that we shared. May God bless and Keep you. Be encouraged.
Carolyn Lewis
April 7, 2016
McCoy Family,
Have been praying that God will comfort and strengthen you now and in the future knowing you are and will miss her very much.
Thinking about you wishing God's blessings for you.
Peace and love,
Blanche Mays Maness (Cookie)
Blanche Mays Maness
April 7, 2016
Family, I pray that you will find peace in knowing that Helen now rests safely in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God Bless you.
Nancy Massey
Nancy Massey
April 7, 2016
My prayers go out to the McCoy family.
Joe Smith
April 7, 2016
Kendra -- My heart goes out to you and your father. I am praying for a peace that surpasses all understanding. God bless you.
Cherie Halyard
April 7, 2016
A beautiful Bennett Belle was called home to join the Angels of Bennett Club. Thanks for sharing Helen and her love for our Bennett College with us. May pleasant memories sustain you during this difficult time.
Tressie Muldrow
April 7, 2016
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
April 7, 2016
Connie Gordon
April 7, 2016
Thoughts and prayers for the McCoy family during this time of grief. She is resting in our fathers arms.
Kenya Newby
April 7, 2016
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