Obituary of Phyllis Jean Hawley
Phyllis Jean (P.J.) Hawley age 87, of Moneta, VA, passed peacefully into the presence of her Savior on Sunday, June 19, 2022. Phyllis was born on September 23, 1934, in the Blue Ridge community of Botetourt County, to Dewey and Effie Gray.
Phyllis loved the Lord, had a contagious laugh, and enjoyed quality time with her family and friends above any other activity. PJ was consistently faithful in her intentionality to bring extended family together for times of fellowship and made it no secret that these moments were among the most cherished. If you ever received a hug from Phyllis, you know that she made you feel like the most important person in her world in that moment. She was both an active and founding member of Smith Mountain Lake Community Church of the Brethren where she served tirelessly and was affectionately known as “the biscuit lady”.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, as well as brothers Welton, Lawrence, Herman, Irving & John Gray, and sister O’Neal Graybill. She was also preceded in death by son Robert Floyd (Bobby) McCoy. Phyllis is survived by brother, Charles Gray (Barbara) of Boston, MA; sisters-in-law, Mary Gray of Wirtz, VA, and Ingrid Gray of Roanoke, VA; son, Jeffrey McCoy (Debi) of Goodview, VA, daughter; Rose Dudley (Mike) of Roanoke, VA; grandchildren, Casie Dietrich of Thompson’s Station, TN, Lindsay Graham (David) of Roanoke, VA, Brooklyn Dooley (Eric) of Vinton, VA, Jessica Walthall of Elliston, VA, Kyle Dudley and fiancé Danielle Simpson of Vinton, VA., Walter McCoy of (?) NC, and Jonathan McCoy (Jasmine) of Vinton, VA. Phyllis was great-grandmother to Rachel Overstreet, Nathan, Elena & Ava Joy Dietrich, Ellie & Harper Graham, Marin & Calum Salyer, Lucas Walthall and Faith Dooley. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews who were all incredibly special to her.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 am with visitation one hour prior on Monday, June 27, 2022 at Simpson Funeral Home & Crematory, Peters Creek Road Chapel. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
In Loving Memory
1934 - 2022
5160 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
3912 Electric Road
Roanoke, VA 24018
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