WILMINGTON — Mary Elizabeth Lang Moore, 90, died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, at Azalea Rehab and Life Care Center.
She was born Aug. 25, 1930, in Harnett County to William James Harrelson and Myrtis Harris. She was adopted as an infant by William and Lilly Mae Lang and raised in Georgetown, South Carolina, after the death of her mother.
Mary grew up in Georgetown, South Carolina, where she met her husband, William, while he was serving in the U.S. Navy during Word War II. They married Feb. 22, 1946.
Mary retired from Kmart in 1992. She was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church. Mary dearly loved her family. She enjoyed caring for her flowers and working in her yard, especially raking leaves. Mary greatly enjoyed traveling and went many places, including Nova Scotia, Graceland, Grand Canyon, Mexico and her most favorite, Hawaii, where she had the honor to meet Don Ho.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Alva Moore Sr., in 2013; and son, William “Billy” Moore Jr., in 2018.
She is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Moore Buie (Donald, deceased in 2014) and Paula Moore Long; three grandchildren, Donnie Buie, and his wife, Crystal, Kristi Buie Parrish and Alexandra Long; and one great-grandson, Cody Parrish, serving in the U.S. Navy.
A graveside service will be held 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, at Oleander Memorial Garden.
A special thanks to the staff and nurses at Azalea for caring for our mother; and Yvonda Wilson, hospice nurse, for being so wonderful to our mom.
Any donations in her honor may be made to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare.
Share online condolences with the family at Coble Funeral and Cremation Service at Greenlawn Memorial Park.