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Mary Elizabeth Moore Muller
Mary Elizabeth Moore Muller

Mary Elizabeth Moore Muller, “Mary Lib” to most of her many, many friends and admirers, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice surrounded by some of her most loving and caring friends and adopted family. She was 98.

She was born on Aug. 23, 1916, to her parents, Claude Staley Moore and Annie M. Lowrance Moore in Richmond, Virginia. She was married to Albert G. Muller, who preceded her in death in 2003, and they had one son, David Christian Muller, who died in 2012. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Sarah LaFan, of Chicago.

During her long and productive life Mary Lib was a substance abuse counselor in Dallas. She touched and loved many people from all walks of life. Mary Lib was known for the twinkle in her very blue eyes and the brightest of all smiles that went from ear to ear. Her sense of humor and laugh were contagious. She never met a stranger and many folks were drawn to her by her aura and love of people.

Mary Lib was active in the recovery community in Miami, Florida, Dallas, Greensboro and Wilmington for more than 48 years and she helped and nurtured many men and women who were trudging the road of happy destiny. She was very grateful for all the love and attention she received from her recovery family during her later years. Mary Lib will be missed by many people whose lives she helped to make better by just being Mary Lib.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015, at St. James Episcopal Church. Interment will follow at St. Francis Memorial Garden.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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