HAVELOCK - Midori Moritani Downie, 77, of Havelock, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013. Midori was born in Wakayama City, Japan on February 10, 1936.
Midori is preceded in death by her parents Masakichi and Chiemu Moritani both of Japan. She is survived by two brothers Tadashi and Shigeru Moritani; and a sister, Kazuko Horinouchi also of Japan. Other survivors include her companion Ted Kirk of Havelock; her daughter Susan Ellis and her husband Ken of Alpharetta, GA; her son David Downie of Durham, NC; her son Dean Downie and his wife Diana of Odenville, AL; her son Dwight Downie and his wife Kimberly of La Grange, NC; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews near home and abroad.
Midori was a fun-filled loving mother who lived life to the fullest. She enjoyed traveling, physical fitness, volunteering, compassion for animals and a strong sense of family.
Visitation will be held at Pollock-Best Funeral Home in New Bern, NC on February 18, 2013 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. followed by a private memorial service for immediate family. The family requests no flowers.
Online condolences may be directed to www.pollockbest.com.
Arrangements by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.