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First Baptist Church of Athens
Wednesday December 22nd, 2021
1:00pm - 3:00pm

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Celebration of Life

First Baptist Church of Athens
Wednesday December 22nd, 2021

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Brooksie Goodgame McCay

BROOKSIE GOODGAME McCAY, age 95 of Athens, Tenn. passed away Thursday, December 16, 2021, at her residence. She was a native of South Pittsburg, Tenn., former resident of Chattanooga, Tenn;, resident of Athens since 1964, a daughter of the late Robert E. Goodgame, Sr. and Annie Thomas Goodgame, and preceded in death by her Husband: Paul William McCay, Jr., Daughter-in-law: Marcia McCay, Great Grandson: Robert Byrne, Five Brothers: Commander R. E. Goodgame, Ray Goodgame, Maxwell Goodgame, Dr. John Goodgame, Charles Goodgame, Two Sisters: Elizabeth G. Long, and Edwinna G. Keown. She retired from Athens City Schools after 20 years of service. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Athens for 65 years serving as Sunday School Teacher, Church Choir and the W.M.U. and also was active with Meals on Wheels.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law: Jan and Butch Smith of Athens, Tenn., Three sons and daughters-in-law: Bill McCay of Crossville, Tenn., Bob and Beth McCay of Calhoun, Tenn., Jeff and Karen McCay of Athens, Tenn., 11 Grandchildren: Andrew (Jamie) McCay, Mike (Katie) McCay, Lynne Smith Herndon, Joellen Smith (Matt) Ledford, Beth Smith (Daniel) Galloway, Lauren McCay (Bob) Byrne, Rob (Beka) McCay, Kate McCay(Oscar) Heidbreder, Carrianna McCay (Eric) Coker, Will (Alex) McCay, Max (Katie) McCay, 32 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Rev. Dr. Bill Henard officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. Wednesday at the church. Interment was in McMinn Memory Gardens with Grandsons serving as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to Legacy Building Fund of First Baptist Church of Athens, Tn. 305 Ingleside Ave. Athens, Tenn. 37303. Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Brooksie-McCay. Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.

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She was a very lovely lady. She really welcomed me and made me feel apart to her church.

Karen Albers Dec 27 2021 5:15 PM

So sorry for your loss. Celebrating Mrs. Brooksie's joy in heaven

Tracey, Ronnie and Faye Hennessee Dec 23 2021 2:45 PM

Dear Family,
My heart goes out to you as you reflect on the life of your beautiful mother. Truly she was a very special lady who radiated joy and love to all she met. It was a pleasure to have known her and to call her friend!

Cynthia Norris Dec 22 2021 7:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Brooksie McCay

Dayna Norris Dec 22 2021 7:34 PM

Sorry to hear about Brooksie. She was a very sweet and beautiful lady. I enjoyed all these of getting to see her sweet smile and making her cookies and etc. Sorry I was not able to get to the visitation today I am getting over my knee surgery.

Dayna Norris Dec 22 2021 7:30 PM

We are so sorry for your loss and want you to know that we are praying for your whole family that God will comfort each of you.

Randy and Cheri Harrison Dec 22 2021 5:42 PM

Max, Katie, and family: So sorry to hear of the passing of your grandmother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you.

Sherry Covington Dec 22 2021 7:13 AM

Brooksie was a sweet precious lady. She always greeted you with that beautiful smile. She loved her Lord, church , family and friends . And she was loved by them. There is rejoicing in heaven and i know all is well with her soul . She will be missed. Sending love and prayers to her family.

Jane Whaley Dec 20 2021 9:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Brooksie McCay

Jane Whaley Dec 20 2021 8:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Brooksie McCay

Trina Ammons Dec 20 2021 1:50 PM

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