Momma was born on December 13, 1943, in Iowa and named Dorothy Ann by her parents, Robert DeWitt and Olive Sinclair Huntoon. She was the older sister to one sibling, Rebecca Huntoon Chao of Oregon, and beloved granddaughter of Marlys Esther Kessey (Dampy). She is preceded in death by her grandmother, father, mother, stepmother Eleanor Huntoon and our dad Douglas Paul McCoy.
She was given the nickname Grammy and Sweet Grammy many years ago and became “Grammy" to everyone. Though Grammy may have been small in stature, she was mighty in the Lord and embodied the fruit of the Spirit. She was our prayer warrior and our strength. Her sweet voice fervently prayed for us, gracefully sang praises with us, and tenderly encouraged us every day in some way.
Grammy’s greatest delight in life was serving her Lord and Savior. She read her Bible devotedly and journaled daily when she was able to write. Texting became her new method of sharing scripture messages of encouragement to others. Her relationship with Jesus emanated from her soul; the fruit of the Spirit was displayed in her everyday life because she yielded herself completely to Jesus. He was her joy every morning, the song in her heart every day and her comforter and companion every day and night. Her living witness inspired every person she encountered.
Grammy avidly studied scripture and spent countless hours researching hymn writers and their history. She also wrote and published a book in 2022 titled, Easter A to Z. She relished painting; a talent she realized later in life. One of her most memorable birthday gatherings was her 75th painting party where her best friends, children and many grandchildren gathered to paint winter scenes on canvas. Robert and Katie had Grammy’s painting framed which was displayed with joy each Christmas. Grammy enjoyed playing Rummikube and Dominos with her friends at The Pointe and playing Phase 10 and other games with her grandkids. She enjoyed the challenge of word search puzzles and jigsaw puzzles and selecting the perfect greeting card for every occasion. Her greeting cards were always filled with personalized scripture texts for each recipient, and her “text epistles” via phone encouraged all of us. She thrived going on “outings” with family which included eating lunch at the Causeway Bridge or at Cracker Barrel and joining birthday parties and holiday gatherings. She was thrilled being able to spend special time with each of us. Her cup of life overflowed with love for all of us.
Second only to her love for Jesus, her family was her most precious gift on this Earth. She is survived by three children Rebecca and Peter Brinkmann, Michele McCoy and Mike and Kay McCoy; 9 grandchildren: Annie (Josh) Bundy; Luke (Ally) Brinkmann; Daniel (Whitney) Brinkmann; Kaylyn McCoy (Dino Hyde); Katie Brinkmann (Robert Burrage); Michael (Tiffany) McCoy, Leah (Nico) Ruiz; Lydia Brinkmann and Samuel Brinkmann; and 10 great grandchildren: Adrianna, Aiden, Ashton, Khloe, Josiah, Dom, Reed, Arianna, Ross and Anastasia.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Treasure Coast Hospice.