Mary Lee (Clem) McCoy, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at home surrounded by her husband, son, and daughter. She is preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Clem, and her father, E.J. “Bo” Clem. She is survived by her husband Chris McCoy, daughter Caroline McCoy Lesousky, son Colin McCoy, son-in-law Ben Lesousky, grandsons Oliver and Henry Lesousky, siblings Jim Clem, Barbara Keisler, and Nanette Hilley.
Mary Lee was born on March 27, 1956 in Louisville, Kentucky where she spent most of her youth before moving to Atlanta. A graduate of the University of Georgia with a post-graduate degree from the University of Louisville, Mary Lee devoted 35 years to Catholic Education. She spent 25 years at Assumption High School as a teacher, principal, and president. She also served as co-director for the Network for Mercy Education, principal of DeSales High School and most recently as principal of Sacred Heart Academy. Her mission in life was to empower young women through education.
Mary Lee loved mystery novels, Diet Coke, the Georgia Bulldogs, and spending time with her family. Due to COVID-19, a memorial service will take place at a later date with a celebration befitting her joy and legacy.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED), an organization supporting the education and leadership of young women in sub-Saharan Africa.