Elizabeth Stevens Moore, born March 6, 1920, in Chatham County, Ga., passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017.

She graduated with honors from the University of Georgia and was an Eagle Girl Scout. In addition to being a social worker in North Carolina, she also served as a missionary to Liberia, West Africa, with her husband and four sons. She and George served a number of churches in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. In 2006, Elizabeth and George joined Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Hickory.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, the Rev. George T. Moore; her parents, John and Nellie Stow Stevens; and her sons, George Moore Jr., William Moore and Alex Moore. She is survived by a son, Johnnie S. Moore and wife, Vickie; daughter-in-law, Jane Moore; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m., at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Hickory. The funeral service will follow at 10:45 a.m., with the Rev. Ryan Ray officiating. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m., at St. David Lutheran Church Cemetery in West Columbia, S.C.

Elizabeth requested no flowers, but memorial gifts be made to Brookdale Northeast, 2530 16th St. NE, 28601; or Community Healthcare & Hospice, 225 Davie Ave., Statesville, NC 28677.

Almighty God, source of all mercy and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with those who mourn, that, casting all their sorrow on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
– Prayer from the Lutheran Book of Worship


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