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May 4, 2013

Meece, 85, gave her car to family who needed transportation


Somerset —

Said Meece, “This lady’s son, who was 13, was riding the church bus. He was so concerned because she was walking two miles a day.”
The boy, Derik, went to eat with Carr after church that Sunday in late March. “Bro. Dave said, ‘Derik, we need to pray about getting your mom a van.’ (Derik) said, ‘I’m really worried about Mom,’ so him and Bro. Dave prayed that night,” said McCoy.
On Monday morning, Carr got an email.
It was a life-changing one.
“Mrs. Meece said she had a car and wanted to give it to (Carr) to give to someone who needed it,” said McCoy. “(Carr) said, ‘I know who needs a car.’”
Meece put the car in the clergyman’s hands on Friday. The next Monday, Carr and McCoy went to have the license and registration transferred to her.
“I was surprised,” said McCoy. “It just shows what God can do.”
The car is a 1987 Oldsmobile model, one which Meece had owned since 1989. “It’s doing great,” reports McCoy. “It’s real cheap on gas, gets about 30 miles to the gallon. I followed Bro. Carr to Tompkinsville, Ky. the other day, and didn’t use $25 worth of gas.”
Since moving into The Highlands just about five weeks ago, Meece wasn’t using the vehicle anymore. Inspired by her faith to let someone else use it who would need it more than her — and aided by her daughters Rita Gossett and Diana Barnes — Meece still gets to see her faithful old vehicle, however.
McCoy is a cook in the kitchen at the Somerwoods Nursing and Rehabilitation facility — which is right down the street from The Highlands.
“It’s parked right over here,” said Meece. “When my daughter and I drive past there, there it sits. I just get a thrill when I see it over there.”

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