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.