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Joyce Moore

Joyce Moore, 85, of Midland died Friday, October 11, 2013. She laid down for a night's rest in her bed at home but awoke in the loving arms of her Heavenly Father for all eternity. She was born on January 18, 1928, to Carl and Lela Clardy in Loraine, Texas. Her goal was to lead a life fashioned around her favorite book in the Bible, Philippians, especially verses 4:6,4: 7, and 4:13. Joyce led a full life, caring for others and making friends wherever she went. Always ahead of her time, at age 31 and the only female there, Joyce owned and operated an International Harvester dealership in Stanton, TX. After she sold the business, she became a successful real estate associate and broker for 25 years in Midland. After retiring from the business world, she spent many years being active with church and family. Among her many blessings, she counted her friends from Sunday School and bridge playing, and her years of service to Hospice of Midland, She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 50 years, Jay Moore, and her daughter, Barbara Moore Wilkinson. As an only child herself, Joyce was especially proud to be the matriarch of the following list of survivors. CHILDREN - Son, Kevin Moore and his wife, Teri, of Midland; Son, Mike Moore of Midland; Daughter, Carla Moore Russell and her husband, John, of Midland, Son-in-law, Pete Wilkinson, Greenwood, TX. GRANDCHILDREN - Shannon Moore Cochran and her husband, Matt, Austin, TX; Greg Moore and his wife, Erin, Edmond, OK; Mandy Riggan and her husband, Casey, of Midland, TX; Josh Moore, Midland, TX; Michael Moore, Lubbock, TX; Elissa Russell, Austin, TX; Pete Wilkinson, Jr. and his wife Teresa, Madison, MS; Paul Wilkinson and his wife, Samantha, Dallas, TX; Katie Wilkinson Watson and her husband, Benton, Greenwood, TX. GREAT GRANDCHILDREN - Matthew, David, Samuel, Rachel, and Jonathan Cochran, Austin, TX; Miles Moore, Edmond, OK; Tyler and Grayson Riggan, Midland, TX; Katlin, Madison, Bailey, and Jae Wilkinson, Madison, MS; Casey and Drew Wilkinson, Dallas, TX; Piper and Ben Watson, Greenwood, TX. COUSIN "but like a daughter" - Brenda Turby, Seguin, TX. There will be a visitation from 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the Ellis Funeral Home. On Wednesday, October 16, 2013, the family will have a private burial service at Resthaven Memorial Park, but sincerely invite family and friends to join them in a memorial service to be held later that day, at 2:00 PM, October 16, 2013, at First United Methodist Church, Midland, TX. The family requests that memorial gifts be made to Hospice of Midland, , or the . Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home, Midland, Texas. Online condolences may be offered at: www.ellisfunerals.com.


Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16, 2013
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