Chesapeake – Miriam Beatrice Keller Moore, 95, passed away on November 12, 2016.

Born in Portage, PA, she was the widow of Rev. Paul Davis Moore. Every aspect of her life centered around caring for others-as a registered nurse, mother, foster parent, pastor’s wife, Sunday school teacher, and even in her beloved retirement community where she assisted others who were less physically able. She served as Director of the Norfolk Baptist Association WMU and for 30 years taught in a weekday after-school ministry at Westminster Baptist Church and East Oceanview Baptist Church. In 1998 the Indian River Ruritan Club named her “Mother of the Year” for her exemplary service to family and community. The last 10 years of her life were dedicated to her “card ministry” which involved sending weekly notes to those she knew who were in need of encouragement.

Left to cherish her memory: two daughters, Jean M. Murphy and her husband, Mike, of Hampton, GA and Linda M. Lewis and her husband, Buford, of Alexandria, VA; son, Michael Davis Moore and his wife, Becki, of Louisa, VA; foster daughter, Dianne Thompson and her husband, Kenny, of Norfolk; grandchildren: Julie Murphy Reyna and her husband, Mario, of St. Louis, MO, Lori J. Murphy of Hampton, GA, Laura K. Lewis of Los Angeles, CA, Sarah Lewis-Harthan and her husband, Mark, of London, England, Trevor Paul Moore and his wife, Aimee, of Los Angeles, CA, Bethany (Lila) Haile and her husband, Benjamin, of Westmont, IL, Teri Michelle Thompson of Virginia Beach, and Troy Neil Thompson of Virginia Beach; six great-grandchildren: Elenor Isabel Reyna, Mario Reyna, Jr., Jaimy Reyna, Zachary Lewis Harthan, Luna Rose Haile, and Kesathwa Jade Haile; and a sister, Patricia Keller Krause of Altoona, PA.

The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at Woodland Heights Baptist Church by Rev. Dr. Kenneth A. Barnes. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Paul Moore Scholarship Fund c/o Woodland Heights Baptist Church, 529 Providence Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23325. Condolences may be offered to the family at:

Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Nov. 16, 2016.