Cora Jannie Lee McNair

January 12, 1917 - July 20, 2011 

Cora Jannie Lee McNair

January 12, 1917 - July 20, 2011 

Obituary for Cora Jannie Lee McNair

Cora J. McNair, 94, a devoted Jehovah's Witness for 60 years and longtime resident of Mount Pleasant, PA, died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at the home she shared with her daughter in Columbus, Ohio.

She was born in Munford, Alabama on January 12, 1917 to Amanda and Marshal Groce. A graduate of Scottdale High School, Cora attended the Connellsville Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Pennsylvania and the Woodland Terrace Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Columbus, Ohio. She was baptized in 1952 and remained faithful until her death.

Cora will be remembered by her family for her tremendous work ethic. She was a devoted Christian wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, and sister. While raising a family of five children, she tended to the vegetable garden, canned, baked, and cooked nutritious meals three times every day. She was kind hearted, loving, and thouhtful. She will be deeply missed by her family.

Cora was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Foster R. McNair, her eldest son Stephen Foster McNair, daughter Debra Susan Pinkney, and son-in-law Cornelius Howard.

Cora leaves her memory to be cherished by her children, Barbara Howard of Columbus, OH, Corinne (Glenn) Johnson of Mount Pleasant, PA, and Marvin (Bonita) McNair of Allison Park, PA; 11 grandchildren, Lisa C. McNair, Glenn Johnson, Jr. (Deborah), Jennifer (Atta) Mensah, Pamela (Rashawn) Grigsby, Amanda Pinkney, Khara McNair, Christie Howard, Tamika Pinkney, Jason Howard, Foster Pinkney, and Kimberly (Jake) Fleischer; 23 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; her loving sister and brother, Linda Cole and Oliver Groce, both of Los Angeles, CA; devoted caregiver Vanessa Fowler; and many other relatives, dear friends, and a multitude of Christian brothers and sisters in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Celebration of Life Service 1 p.m., Monday, July 25, 2011 in the chapel of Brooks Funeral Home, 406 E. Washington Ave., Mount Pleasant, PA 15666. The family will receive friends at the mortuary Sunday 7 - 9 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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