Shirley W. Moore departed this life on October 5, 2023 peacefully at her residence. She was born in Lynchburg, Virginia to the late Helen White on February 17, 1946. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Moore III (Moco); sister, Jeanette Horsley; brother, Lincoln White; and a special aunt, Florence Johnson. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. In recent years, she was a member of the Missionary’s Circle and was called on often to read scripture.
She attended Lynchburg City Schools and received her GED in 2002 from the Amelia Pride Center. Her passion was sewing and altering garments which she started when she was a child, making her dolls clothes. She was indeed a miracle worker. She worked various jobs at sewing factories until she made her mark at Frances Kahn. Her tenure lasted there more than 20 years. Wanting her own alterations business, she opened the Needle & Thread, Inc. and retired after 15 years of business.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Annette P. Moore (Lonnie); sons, Keith E. Moore, James R. Moore IV, all of Lynchburg, Virginia and Daryl A. Moore of Chesapeake, Virginia; seven grandchildren, Shirlethia P. Baber (Chris), Eric T. Baber, Jr. (Ashley), Kymberlee Moore, Kymeisha Moore, Mya J. Moore, Imani Cashwell, and Sherwin Abbitt, all of Lynchburg, Virginia; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Myra Rucker; three sister-in-laws, Glenda B. Moore of Chesapeake, Virginia; Barbara Younger of Hyattsville, Maryland; and Esther Claxton of Washington D.C.; a host of nieces, nephews, and loved ones; and cherished friends, Rose Chery of Lynchburg, Virginia and Julianna Charlamange (Ms. Lucy) of Bedford, Virginia.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Centra Medical Group, Forest Rehabilitation Center, and First Care at Home.