Ora Charlotte Westmoreland


Ora Charlotte Westmoreland, 90, passed away on November 1, 2020. Ora was born on September 6, 1930 in Bessemer, AL to Isaac Griffith Sr. and Cora (Hill) Griffith. The family relocated to Harlan, KY while “Sweetie” was young. She graduated from Rosenwald High School and attended The Ohio State University briefly after she relocated to Columbus, Ohio.
Ora retired from The Ohio State University Medical Center where she was a Supervisor in the Central Processing Area. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where she served as a Deaconess and on numerous other ministries.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Cleve Westmoreland, Sr.; parents, Isaac Griffith Sr., and Cora Lee (Griffith) Davis; grandparents, Homer and Charlotte (Curry) Hill; siblings, Josephine Charles, Myrtle Wallington, Addie Shaw, Isaac Griffith, Jr., and Joe Griffith; grandsons, James Derick Goins and Kevin Magwood.

Left to cherish her memory, children, Harry (Barbara) Goins, Charlotte Goins Carter, Belva (John) Goins-Ramsey, Gonnie Goins, Monique (Tony) Goins-Ransom, Norma Jean Magwood Neighbarger, Litha Ann (Joe) Moorehead, Sr., and Cleve Westmoreland, Jr.; special Goins daughters Barbara Rhodes and Kathy (Clifford) Banks; special granddaughters Samantha Pennington and Lataisha Goins-Foster; siblings, Shirley Bell, Ruth Griffith, David Griffith and Benita Griffith, sisters-in-law, Anne Goins and Helen Griffith; brother-in-law, Francis Goins, and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, The Turner and Carter Families; and countless friends.
Entombment 10:30am Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Union Cemetery. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave. To order flowers and to offer condolences to the WESTMORELAND Family, visit www.TheChapelofPeace.com

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Condolence Messages

  1. My daughters and I will sorely miss Sis. Westmoreland(Aunt Ora as I affectionately called her). She was a very sweet epitome of a lady, a true Christian. She knows she wore some beautiful hats. My condolences to the family. Love Mary Glason

  2. The Thurman Family

    Dear Goins Family,
    Our hearts are broken. May you take comfort in Revelation 21: 4 and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Leroy & Hinda (“Miss Ann”) Tentman Thurman Family

  3. Mrs. Elaine Meeks

    My deepest sympathy to the family of our beloved and dedicated woman of God, Deaconess Ora Charlotte Westmoreland. Her loving kindness will be missed. Mrs. Elaine Meeks

  4. Cecelia Griffith

    I don’t remember Sweetie, but I have heard a lot of sweet things about her, she and my dad use to talk all the time, I’m the daughter of the late Frank and Annie Griffith, stay strong in the Lord and He Qi strengthen you!! Love my people ❤️❤️

  5. Mattie Grooms Phillips

    To the family of Sister Westmoreland,
    Your mom/grandmother/great grandmother epitomized class, grace, and dignity. She was such a sweet and beautiful person—inside and out. I know your hearts are broken, but just remember how sweet she was. Gentle. Soft spoken. Characteristics so rare. I can’t begin to describe our friendship, because our personalities were polar opposite! The conversations at her home. Chats over the phone. She was truly an angel sent by God. Thank you for sharing her with me. Please take comfort in knowing how much she was loved and how much she will be missed. God bless you all and keep you all.

  6. My heart is truly broken! However, I am grateful to be blessed to share precious priceless years with Mother Westmoreland as her hairstylist while she deposited Godly wisdom and love to me during our talks. My condolences to the family. You are forever in my heart and prayers. Love yall!

  7. Frances Claytor Holland

    My deepest sympathy to the family of my dear friend Deaconess Ora Westmoreland. We go way back to the OSU days where we worked. Ora was one of the sweetest person I know always had a smile on her face. She will surely be missed. I will keep you in prayer and asking God to bring you comfort. peace and strength during this difficult time.

  8. Heaven is celebrating the arrival of our beloved saint Mrs. “O”. The scripture says blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted. While we will miss and loved her, God loved her more!!
    I was blessed to have shared the wisdom and love of God from her. My heart is broken but I know she is watching over all her love ones. Rest from your labors Mrs. “O”. We will meet again!!!
    Loving submitted Jesse and Maria Bowen

  9. Alice Mason and our family sends love and condolences to the family of our sweet friend, Ora Westmoreland. Ms. Sweetie was a lovely, gentle Lady and it was a blessing to have known her for so many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad occasion.

  10. May God comfort you during this time of sadness. Sending you my heartfelt sympathy.

    Mrs. Westmoreland’s barber, Robert Dillard

  11. John & Cleotha Griffith

    To my loving family: Remember Roman’s 8:28. We will remember Sweetie for her Grace, Virtue and Love of family. I will always remember her contagious smile that lights up a room when she enters. What a virtuous woman of God called according to His purpose. Love you much. John & Cleotha Griffith .

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