Jettie Eloise McCoy, 79, passed away on November 24, 2021. She was a friend and colleague of many in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, dedicating 24 years to the department before retiring as a Senior Program Support Technician in 2005.

Eloise was born and grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, working with flowers, puzzles, and crafting.

She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Garland and Jettie Stepp Gear, her sister Archiann Chambers, and her brother Gail Gear. Eloise is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Nicole and Jimmy Conner and son and daughter-in-law Mike and Lesley Lafon; grandchildren, Heather (Mitchell) Nolen, James Michael (Lesley) Lively, Alissa Soloman, Michael Scott (Emily) Lafon, Emiline Lafon, and 10 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on December 4, 2021 at 12PM at Gardner Funeral Home in Floyd, Virginia, with Pastor Eddie Roberts officiating. The family will receive visitors from 11 am to 12 pm, followed by a memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center, 480 Cinnabar Rd, Christiansburg, VA 24073.