Joan Moore

Published 12:45 am Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Joan Moore, 79, died May 28, 2016, with her family by her side in Titusville, Florida.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Park Avenue Baptist Church in Titusville, Florida.

She was born October 14, 1936, in Huntsville to Obrey Ellis and Ruth Richardson. Her father was a coach in Huntsville and Selma. Her mother worked as a school teacher. They moved to Selma in 1947.

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As a child Joan spent summers with her cousin, Mary Lou Walker in Huntsville. She attended and graduated from Selma’s Parrish High School in 1954, where she met William Irby Moore. The couple attended college at Auburn University. She married her college sweetheart during his last quarter before he graduated from Auburn. After Irby completed his tour in the Army, they moved to Birmingham, Chicago, Illinois, Huntsville then settled down in Titusville, Florida. Mrs. Moore was a homemaker while her husband worked as a Mechanical Engineer at NASA.

She was an active member of Park Avenue Baptist Church, belonged to a Women’s Thursday Morning Prayer Group that prayed together for over 21 years and supported various charities with her time and talent.

She was known and loved for her great devotion to family, faith and community. She devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to family members, including her grandson, Christopher and then her great-grandsons, Cayton and Dylan Moore. She was an encourager, had a love for music and a love for all people. She will be deeply missed by all.

Her interests included family, prayer meetings, playing bridge, watching sports, and enjoying fellowship with her friends at numerous local restaurants. She also shared the love of Christ with many of the waiters, waitresses and staff at these locations.

Mrs. Moore is survived by her husband, William Irby Moore, Jr.; her oldest son, William Irby Moore, III; youngest son and his wife, Richie and Mai Moore; her grandson, Christopher Moore; her granddaughter-in-law, Stacy Fletcher and two great-grandsons, Cayton and Dylan Moore.