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The Final Chapter in the life of McDow was written on Sunday night, March 17, 2019 at Levine & Dickson Hospice House, in Huntersville, NC, She fought a good fight, she finished her ace and kept the faith, being obedient to the “Will of the Master’s Call” Well Done My Good and Faithful Servant” she smiled, closed her eyes and made her “Transition” in a quietly; peaceful sleep.

Lavoris Ann “Boyd” McDow affectingly known as “Ann” made her glorious entrance into this world on, December 22, 1962 in Gaston County. She was born to the late Elizabeth “Pat” Boyd and Frank Taylor Smith. Ann also had a second mother, Mrs. Mazaline N. Smith who raised her. She was a dedicated member of New Saint Paul Holiness Church, in Mount Holly NC., under the Anointed Ministry of Pastor Daryal Mayfield until her death.
Ann was a wonderful and amazing woman; who cherished her family and friends; Ann was not someone you could say “GOOD-BYE” to; she’d Never Let You Say Goodbye to her, you had to say, “See You Later” or “So Long for Now”; she had a great personality and always loved to joke around. Ann had a huge heart and loved to help any and all, she had a wonderful sense of humor. Above all, she loved God
In addition to her husband, the late Rev. Thomas Edward McDow; and Her Parents, Elizabeth “Pat” Boyd; Frank T. and Mazaline N. Smith.  Ann was preceded in death by four sisters; Brenda “Pasty” Byrd, Veronica “Renee” Boyd; Alfreda “Tiny” Boyd and Angela Stroud; four Brothers: Ricky Boyd, Steve Boyd, Paul Smith and Michael “Toe-joe” Boyd.

Ann leaves to cherish her precious memories; her son, Mario Antonio Boyd(Star), of Detroit, MI; There step-daughters; Lakisha McDow Heath; of Charlotte, North Carolina; Teresa and Celia McDow, of Atlanta, GA; Five Brothers, Ronald Boyd, Donald Boyd, Roger Boyd (Sadie); Gerald Fincher and Timothy Smith (Felicia), all of Charlotte, NC; Four Sisters; Hollis Candy Boyd(Kenny) and Patricia Biggers (Ervin), of Charlotte, NC; Priscilla and Miriam Smith of Mt. Holly, NC; Four brother-In-Laws; Clayton McDow, of Lancaster, SC; Rev. Jerry McDow (Deloris), Rock Hill, SC.; Curtis McDow of Durham NC and Larry McDow (Sabrina), Atlanta, GA.;;  Four very special God-children: Miah Yin of California; Mia Yin of Myrtle Beach, SC. Lezk Bong; and Tam Tran of Charlotte, NC, she leaves two very special sister-friends: Angie Tran of Myrtle Beach, SC. and Sherrin Neal of Charlotte NC; two Aunt Josephine B. Hunter Maxine B. Jenkins of Charlotte NC. And Four generations of nieces, nephews, close cousins & relatives.
 
Memorial Service: Monday; March 25, 2019; 1:00 p.m.; St. Paul Holiness Church-1529 Old NC 27 Highway; Mt. Holly

Visitation: thirty minutes before the service at the church

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  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Gregory Funeral Service
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how difficult death can be to have to deal with. I found comfort in God's word the bible. Revelation 21:4 says that God will wipe every tear from our eyes and death and pain will be no more.
    ~ Lisa L   Gastonia, NC
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    We're so sorry to hear you are suffering the loss of your dear loved one. May you find strength and some comfort in the words found in Psalms 9:9, which reads: “Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress.” Our loving God cares about us and is ready to bring us comfort if we allow him (1John 5:14). He also has made the provision of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored into a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55:11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your dear loved one? Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez