Shirley Mae Coggins Blackwell McCorvy

November 10, 1945 - July 4, 2023

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.


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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


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (3)

    iRENE DE LA ROSA says:

    Patrick, Michael and family: We new your mom and dad when our kids were very young, our children went to school with both of you, we lived in the same area right by Sam Houston Elem. that you all grew up in.
    Your mom as well as your dad were awesome people, and it goes without saying you both had the” best mother and dad” you could ever have. We are sorry to hear about your mom’s passing and want to tell you that she was a very lovable person and very friendly, I saw her everywhere, at school functions (elem and high school) always and involved mother for her sons. May She Rest In Peace.
    Pablo and Irene De La Rosa & family

    Karey Davis-Ashcraft says:

    Farewell to a Dear Friend! You were one one the sweetest, gentlest women I have ever known! All who knew you were Blessed!!! May you always be remembered for your sweet, caring, and loving ways!!! You Family was Blessed to have you in their lives and you will be forever missed!!!

    Peggy Gomez says:

    Mike & Patrick I am so sorry to hear about Shirley, what a beautiful friend she was to me. I am always thinking about her,and I can’t believe she is gone. My prayers go out to the entire family,May God wrap his arms around all of you durning this difficult time.

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