Shirley Mae Coggins Blackwell McCorvy
Shirley Mae Coggins Blackwell McCorvy, 77, died Tuesday, July 4, 2023. She was born November 10, 1945 in Pacolet, South Carolina.
Shirley graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, Texas in 1964. She married Eddie McCorvy in 1965 and had two sons, Michael and Patrick McCorvy. Shirley was an active volunteer in her sons’ schools throughout their childhoods while working at the daycare of 4th Avenue Baptist Church in Port Arthur, Texas. Shirley founded and operated Wee Care Daycare in Port Arthur, Texas before selling it in the early 1990s to focus on her family.
Shirley was a devoted wife and mother, but an especially loving and supportive grandmother to her five grandchildren. She was affectionately known as “Nana” to her grandchildren and their friends, who she often thought of as her own. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. She was happiest when spending time with her children, grandchildren, and “granddogs”.
Survivors include her sons, Michael McCorvy and Patrick McCorvy and his wife, Cheri; sister, Gayle Hopson and her husband, James; stepbrother, Joe Coggins; and five grandchildren, Kendall, Mae, Kade, Kenzie, and Kyle McCorvy.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Eddie McCorvy; parents, Paul Blackwell and Helen Coggins Blackwell; brothers, Roy Coggins and Troy Coggins; and sister, Merle Cox.
Mrs. McCorvy’s gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 21, 2023, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.
In lieu of flowers, her family asks that donations in her memory be made to CASA Southeast Texas, 2449 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77702.
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
- 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
- July 21, 2023
- 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,