Family, Friends and the community joined together to remember 15-year-old Emma McCoy


WYOMING COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- Westside Highschool was glowing Wednesday evening as candles were lit to remember 15-year-old student Emma Grace McCoy who passed on Friday, November 2nd after her long battle with  Cerebral Vasculitis.


Emma was a sophomore and cheerleader at Westside High School and loved by many.


Classmates, family, friends and the Wyoming County community all joined together to honor Emma with stories, memories.


Emma will always be remembered as the mayor of Wyoming County has proclaimed August 11th as Emma McCoy Day.


Emma’s funeral services will take place, Friday November 9th at Christ Community Church in Jesse beginning at 1:00 p.m.



Daniella Hankey

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