Richard Leroy Moore Jr.

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Richard Leroy Moore Jr., 77 was born August 27, 1945, in Woolwine, Virginia to the late Richard Leroy Moore Sr. and Gladys Ross. Richard passed away peacefully on Sunday January 8, 2023, at St. Ann’s Hospital.Richard attended Patrick High School in Patrick County, Virginia. After High school he moved to New Jersey and was employed by Sysco Foods he later relocated to Columbus, Ohio and retired from Abbott Foods 2005. After relocating to Ohio, Richard became a member of Second Shiloh Baptist church where he met and married the love of his life, Cathy. Richard became an Ordained Deacon November 21, 2008. Richard is a member and President of the SSBC Men’s Choir. Additionally, he received the Man of Distinction award in 2013.

Richard is preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Ann Smith, and stepson Richard Lamar White.

He leaves to cherish his memory; his loving and devoted wife of 26 years, Cathy, sister, Mary (Joe) Scales, daughters; Amanda Holmes, Floretta (Sam Jr.) Hubbard, stepdaughter; Hattie White-Henry, sons; Vincent (Shawn) Moore, Richard Pritchett, stepson; George (Lanette) White. Sisters- in-law; Rosia White, Mona (Charles) Robinson, Virginia Trudell and Angela (Andrew) Edwards, 14 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Special friends; Deacons Stanley Brookins and Joe Jackson.

Richard was loved by all he encountered, and his style was second to none. Known not only by Richard or Deacon Moore but also by Papa, Candyman, King, Pops and Big Poppa. Richard often spent his free time hanging with his brother-in love Charles, cheering for his favorite football team the Philadelphia Eagles and raiding candy dishes both near and far. Richard loved attending his annual family reunion held in Sandy Ridge, North Carolina. His never-ending love for his wife was always echoed when he said “hay baybee”. Richard will be missed but God knows best.

Visitation 9:00 AM and Funeral Service 10:00 AM Friday, January 13, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.).

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

Condolence Messages

  1. Paulastine Young

    Praying for Peace for the entire family

  2. Hulda Hughes and Family

    May God heal your heart from pain and sorrow by continuously warming your heart with precious memories.

  3. With deepest sympathy to the family.

  4. To Cathy, Mary Elizabeth and the rest of your families, We are so sadden to hear of the passing of your loved one. We have such fond memories of Richard from back in the day. We grew up together in Woolwine, VA. Richard has received the ultimate healing along with is winds.

    From our family to your family, our prayers are with you.

    Bonnie, Sammie, Ray and Ollie Ingram

  5. Ms Martisa J Batey

    May God comfort you during this time. Sending prayers and love from the Batey and Ruffin families.

  6. Dad,
    So glad we were able to reconnect after all these years. Thank you for the time we had

    Your first born,
    Amanda Leigh Moore (Holmes )

  7. Cassieann this is beautiful the first thing I thought of is missing him saying hey babee(baby) . No one could say it like my Brother-in-law
    My prayer is that God will continue to comfort you
    . Love you Kookie

  8. Sister Cathy, we were sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and our brother in Christ. We have always enjoyed Deacon Moore’s kindness and fellowship. He will surely be missed. We are praying that God will uphold and comfort you and the family in this time of grief and bereavement.

    Brother and Sister James Dean and family

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