Myrtis Moore McCord
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Myrtis Moore McCord, 90, formerly of Friendswood, died peacefully and with great anticipation on October 15, 2022.
Born on February 1, 1932, to Geneva and Virgil Moore in Belden, MS, Myrtis earned a B.A. from Blue Mountain College and an M.L.S. from Louisiana State University, where she met her beloved and adoring husband, Joe McCord. They married on March 16, 1963, and provided a happy home to their two children.
Myrtis was a true steel magnolia, both exemplifying and challenging traditional roles and expectations. She did not think of herself as brave, yet she consistently faced her fears to stand up for what was right and to protect others. She was loved and admired by all who met her.
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband; brother Jon Orion Moore and wife Evelyn; and brothers-in-law Lynn McCord, Jim McCord and wife Lorine, Clarence McCord, and Jesse McCord.
She is survived by daughter Gretchen McCord DeFlorio and son-in-law Dominick DeFlorio (Rockdale, TX); son Jody McCord (CO); sisters-in-law Frances McCord and Jean McCord; and numerous nieces, nephews, and their children.
See details about the November 18, 2022, in-person and virtual gathering to celebrate Myrtis, and in lieu donations, at www.holdingspaceevents.com/myrtis-mccord.