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Mary Jacqueline McCord

January 7, 1935 — August 30, 2019

Mary Jacqueline (Jackie) McCord was born in Welch WV on January 7, 1935, the second of five children born to Estel and Goldie Callebs from English WV.  She passed away quietly in her sleep on August 30, 2019 at her home in Wallace Meadows where she resided with her brother Pat Callebs and his wife Patty.  

She graduated from Big Creek High School in War WV, and Lewis Gale Hospital School of Nursing in Roanoke VA then entered her 50-year nursing career which would include advanced ophthalmologic training and specialty nursing.  Much of her career was spent serving as a nurse supporting her husband, ophthalmologist Dr. Charles McCord and in-home nursing in the Abingdon/Bristol VA area. 

Jackie is survived by sons Charles (Chuck) (wife Cathy)  McCord  of Corvallis, OR;  Robert (Bob) (wife Barbara) McCord of Leesburg VA; Michael (Mike) McCord (wife Gail) of Moneta VA; and daughters Diane Parker of Elkhart, IN and Anita Rose of Asheville, NC and brother Pat Callebs and "the sister she never had", Patty Callebs, along with her special pet Maltese, “Lucky." She is also survived by her precious grandchildren Amy Parker of Elkhart, IN and Matt Parker (wife Lisa) of Granger, IN; Jennifer McCord (husband Paul) of Columbus, OH, Kelly McCord of Forest Hills, NY; Richard McCord of Corvallis OR; Nick McCord (wife Hayley) of Richmond VA; Alex McCord of Leesburg VA; and Michael McCord of Leesburg, VA. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Charles McCord, husband Lawrence Rose, and brothers John Callebs, Howard (Sam) Callebs and Jerry Callebs. Jackie never met a stranger and gave freely of herself to make life better for those in need and comfort. She was a long-time member of Rotary International serving in 3 chapters (Welch, Leesburg, and Abingdon) as well as the Kingsway Baptist Church. 

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 11am at the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society; PO Box 22478; Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or @  

Those wishing to share memories and express sympathy may do so online by visiting The family of Mary Jacqueline McCord is in the care of Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210 (276- 623-2700).
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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Main Street Chapel, Farris Funeral Service

427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210

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