Updated 4:25 PM,Oct. 17, 2011
Funeral services for Dr. Rose Embly McCoy will be held on the Jackson State University campus in the Rose Embly McCoy Auditorium on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 12 noon.
Public viewing will be held at People’s Funeral Home, Inc., 886 North Farish Street, Jackson, Mississippi on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friends and family hour will be held at People’s Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Drs. Rose E. and A.H. McCoy Scholarship Fund, at Jackson State University.
Dr. Rosalind McCoy Sibley, who’s a physician, says her mother died Tuesday after being in declining health for some time.
Funeral services for McCoy will be held Oct. 19 at Jackson State University.
McCoy taught psychology at Jackson State University and was the department chairwoman when she retired in 1980. The university’s auditorium is named for her.
She was the widow of Dr. A.H. McCoy, a dentist who led the NAACP’s effort to desegregate the Jackson school system. A federal building in downtown Jackson is named for him.