Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Gail Hanna McKoy

08/03/1951 - 04/10/2017

Viewing Information

A wake service will be held, 6pm-7pm, Friday, April 14, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue.

Service Information

WATCH FUNERAL LIVE ONLINE..A funeral service will be held, 11am, Saturday, April 15, 2017
Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Chapel
120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk VA

Interment Information

Riverside Cemetery
1000 E. Indian River Road Norfolk VA

Gail Hanna McKoy, a native of Norfolk, Virginia, was born to the late Leroy and Maxine Hanna, on August 3, 1951. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregivers as she peacefully departed this life while listening to one of her favorite gospel artist, Andrae Crouch (“Let The Church Say Amen”) on April 10, 2017. Gail attended Norfolk Public Schools and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1969. She also matriculated at Norfolk State University, Tidewater Community College and ECPI. Throughout her career, Gail worked in many positions and was employed with Bell Atlantic, the Naval Hospital and finally at the U.S. Department of the Navy as a Telecommunications Specialist for 20 years where she retired in April 2004. She received several performance awards during her tenure with the U.S. Department of Navy. Upon retiring from the federal government, she began working as a substitute teacher in several Hampton Roads public schools. She had an affinity for teaching and enjoyed working with special education students. Gail loved the Lord and accepted him as her personal Savior at an early age. She was a faithful and loving wife, daughter, mother, family member and friend. Gail had a big heart and her door and home was always open to those in need. She often took on the role of confidant to many and was always willing to offer words of encouragement as evidenced by her participation in Big Brother, Big Sister of Hampton Roads, her role as a substance abuse counselor and as an in-home tutor. She loved and treasured her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and was affectionately known to them as “Nana Gail”. She looked forward to daily calls from her children and grandchildren. Not a day would go by without her speaking to them to catch up and check in. Fishing with her husband, sometimes accompanied by her grandchildren, was one of her favorite pastimes. Gail leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband, James McKoy whom she married in April 2011, her two daughters, Monique Williams Ross (Harold) of Owings Mills, MD and Trina Cobb (Gene) of Laurel, MD and one son, Ellis Andre Lindsey (Kisha) of Dallas, GA; two stepsons, James and Tyrell Morgan of Norfolk, VA; Two sisters, Barbara J. Hanna of Greensboro, NC and Lolita Hanna of Suffolk, VA and one brother William Melvin Hanna (Agnes) of Accokeek, MD; Three grandsons: KeAndre, Aaron and Andre; Three granddaughters: Taylor, London and Sydnie; One niece, Ebone Hanna and three nephews: Donte Johnson, Leon Keyes and Jonathan Hanna. Great nieces and nephews: Zoe, Kaitlyn, Ava, Karlido and SyMere along with a host of cousins, in-laws and friends. We would also like to acknowledge Gail’s special sister, best friend and care giver Clarestine D. Rodgers of Chesapeake, VA. Gail was such a jewel to all of us and we will forever keep her in our hearts!

rena HELLO, SELDEM DO WE FIND THE WORDS TO COMFORT EACH OTHER AT A TIME LIKE THIS, WHEN OUR HEARTS ARE SO HEAVY. AT ISAIAH 25:8, WE ARE REMINDED OF EARLIER PROMISES TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN THE FUTURE WHEN WE CAN SAY TO OUR LOVED ONES, “OH HOW I’VE MISSED YOU”. PLEASE GIVE YOURSELF TIME AND I HOPE THIS BRINGS YOU COMFORT. TO LEARN MORE PLEASE VISIT,www.jw.org, CLICK ON PUBLICATIONS, THEN CLICK ON BOOKS & BROCHURES, AND SEARCH FOR THE BROCHURE, “WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE DIES”. SINCERELY
Posted: 5/15/2017
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Linda To the Family. Losing a love one in death is a trying time for all. I just want to give the family some comfort and hope from God's word, which gives the assurance that one day we will see our dear love ones again. ACTS 24:15 And I have a hope toward God, which hope these(men) themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteuos and the unrighteous. Certainly while we await for these wonderful promise, I hope the family truly find comfort knowing this wonderful hope from Gods word.
Posted: 4/22/2017
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Judith Taylor Boatwright To Gail's family and friends...Peace to you.Gail was one of my first childhood friends who was always giving and sweet. Thinking of you during this difficult time and praying for His peace in your heart and life. May you find comfort in His love. Remember that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Blessings &Love
Posted: 4/13/2017
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Donnell C. Alston, President BTW Class of 1969 To Gail's family, friends and loved ones, we offer our deep condolences and prayers. In the difficult days ahead, may you find strength and peace in God's word. "Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. ~ 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (NIV) We will miss our classmate and friend.
Posted: 4/13/2017
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Nikki Im truly sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. May the promise found at Isaiah 25:8 bring you comfort..God(Psalm 83:18) will wipe your tears and swallow up death forever..there shall be a resurrection, Acts 24:15
Posted: 4/13/2017
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