Moore, Elizabeth W.

January 24, 1943 - July 18, 2013

Elizabeth Webb Moore, 70, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, in Carrollton, Texas.  A native of Baltimore, Maryland, she grew up in Smyrna, Georgia. She attended Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia, and was a graduate of the University of Georgia.

Liz taught briefly at Brown Elementary School in Smyrna, Georgia. She worked at Interstate Johnson Lane in Atlanta, Georgia, before moving to Dallas, Texas, to be near her children.

She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Moore Farrell, Frisco, Texas; Melissa Suzanne Gordon, Plano, Texas; a son, George William Moore, Jr., Little Elm, Texas; grandchildren, Georgia Claire Farrell (Brian); Brittney LaShawn Love, ( Anthony ) Victoria Elizabeth Gordon, (Adrian), Adrian Miles Gordon Jr, (Adrian); Courtney Renee Holleman (George), Devyn Rose Moore (George); a sister, Suzanne Webb Brunson, Brentwood, Tennessee; a brother, James Anderson Webb, Jr., Mobile, AL.; and Whitney Blair Moore, and Chloe Danyelle Gordon

She was the daughter of the late James Anderson Webb, Sr. and Elizabeth Johnson Webb.  Known by most as Liz, she was still Elizabeth to her little sister. If Elizabeth took piano lesson at age five, so did her brother and sister. When Liz took ballet with Miss Frances, so did Suzanne. If Elizabeth talked mom and dad into letting her ride the bus downtown in her navy blue taffeta Sunday school dress, she took her little sister. When little brother Jim was born, Liz and Suzanne would set out pushing him in his stroller, no matter how cold it was. When her dad, an engineer, first went to work at the airplane factory, she and her sister spent the summer building doll furniture and sewing for their dolls. While little brother Jim built dams in the creek out back, Elizabeth and little sister would ride their bikes to the swimming pool every day or to dance lessons on Saturdays. In high school, Liz was in chorus and played the lead in two operettas. While on the annual staff, she decided she needed to interview Ralph McGill, then editor of the Atlanta Constitution. So little sis rode downtown with her and while she talked to the publisher, little sis sat in Celestine Sibley’s rocking chair while Sibley and Harold Martin, both columnists with the newspaper, interviewed her. Because her mom was church organist, Liz was always in the choir, with her little sister. Little brother was an acolyte. Her Dad and mom helped start two Episcopal churches, including St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Marietta, Georgia. Liz still has a copy of the youth group minutes from the year she served as president. She also placed in an annual writing contest sponsored by Lockheed, Georgia.

Her eldest daughter Beth remembers her Mom taking her to her first concert, ZZ Top, when she was 13.  At this concert filled with rockers, mom was the only person there in a long khaki skirt with argyle socks and a sweater vest

Her middle daughter Melissa has the fondest memories of her mother always cooking and trying new recipes. She loved to host dinner parties and entertain her daughters. She loved to celebrate every holiday and make them as special as possible for her children and grandchildren.

Her son, George, will remember her singing in the car to every song on the radio, making up all the words as she went along and taking him to the Hard Rock Café in Atlanta.

George played the trombone, violin, t-ball and football. Beth and Missy took dance lessons. All three were on swim teams and played soccer and tennis. As her son George remembers it, “We all loved music we just didn’t like playing it.”

Liz was smart, articulate, talented, an excellent writer, natural leader, creative and kind. She will be missed.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Aria Memorial Chapel in Dallas.

Arrangements are under the direction of ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home 19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252, 214-306-6700.

13 replies on “Moore, Elizabeth W.”

Stephanie Ericson says:

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” ~Kahlil Gibran

Liz touched and enlightened many lives – such a precious soul.
I will remember her by her sweet twinkling eyes and beautiful smile; especially when I saw her admiring her family…
My heart and prayers are with you all along with my deepest condolences.

Peace be with you all,
Stephanie & Stuart Ericson along with my sister Jennifer Werner

Kelli & Bryan says:

Our hearts go out to each of you. May you always remember your mom when her heart full and a smile graced her face. Much love extended.

James Webb says:

Liz was pretty much always a mother to me. She was the first to expose me to Dylan, Faulkner, and the crappy scifi movies I still love. I will never forget her.

Susan Wagner says:

Dear Liz, We only met a few times, but you left an impression on my heart with the love you show to everyone around you. You will be dearly missed, by so very many. Never forgotten, never. My heart goes out to the family, one and all

Rai, Kristina, & Kadri Lewis says:

We will miss Ms. Liz. She was so sweet. Truly she is resting in peace…What an awesome legacy she has left behind…children and grandchildren who love and serve the LORD! We are praying for you. There will be joy beyond your grief. We are always here if you need us.

Shirley (Nicholson) Grier says:

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear, sweet Mother. Elizabeth and I met when we both lived in Belmont Hills Subdivision in the late 1960’s. She was a good friend. We attended high school together. She was a very talented, beautiful lady. I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you.

Linda Morton says:

I first met Liz at Christ Community Church in The Colony. She loved to come when she was able. She said it felt like family and we considered her part of our church family. She had a wonderful smile and I loved to give and get a hug from her.
I sang a solo (something I had not done before) at our Agape banquet, a year and a half
ago, and was very nervous. She was there when I sang “Danny Boy.” She told me afterwards how much she enjoyed it, that she knew something about singing. She said that so many people crack when they sing the high note in “Danny Boy” but I that I didn’t. It meant a lot to me for her to tell me that.
She was a special lady and I loved her. I miss her, but I know she is singing in heaven with her Savior and one day I will get to sing with her. What a glorious day that will be!

Laura Connelly says:

Prayers to your family, Elizabeth. You were loved very much and will be missed. You became my friend because of my best friend, Suzanne, your sister, who loved you and looked up to you. Rest in peace.

Nancy Fletcher-Blume says:

Suzanne, I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your sister. Being an only child, I cannot even imagine the pain and loss that you must be suffering now. May peace and God’s love surround you and yours in this time of need and comfort. Your friend always, Nancy

Rogers PTA Board says:

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Rogers PTA Board

Missy Red says:

Dear sweet Mimi.. Heaven has certainly gained a beautiful angel with your arrival. May God and peace be with all of your family. Love you especially Melissa and Britt..

Paulette Brand Blackwood says:

Elizabeth was such a kind and gentle soul. Always very friendly to me. I attended the last two years of high school with her. Being the “new girl” was hard, but Elizabeth reached out and made it easier. With much sympathy to your family. God Bless.

Jan Mewbourne Genest says:

Wonderful memories are still with those of us who knew Elizabeth while she was at Wesleyan College. In 2015, the Class of ’65 will be celebrating our 50th Reunion. Elizabeth will be missed, but she will be remembered with fondness as we gather once again. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Elizabeth’s family.

Class of ’65
Wesleyan College

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