Mildred Lucille Cheves Moorman, wife of the late Dr. John Hope Moorman, Jr. of Martinsville, VA died peacefully September 14, 2013. She was born November 3, 1919 in Macon, GA, to the late John Langdon and Minnie Ida Roberts Cheves, the seventh of eight children.
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She is survived by her five children, Kenneth Allen Moorman (Susan) of Williamsburg, VA; Linda Jean Moorman Price (Jay) of Columbia, SC; Ronald Eugene Moorman (Betty) of Martinsville, VA; Dianne Lelia Moorman Johnson of Westminster, MD; and Mary Katherine Moorman (Steve Morris) of Mint Hill, NC. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and numerous extended family members. Three sisters and three brothers predecease her. She is survived by her sister, Emily Watkins Cheves Garrett of Fort Walton Beach, FL.
Mildred graduated from and met her husband while attending Macon Hospital School of Nursing. They married June 21, 1941 in Macon and lived in Williamsburg in 1942 as Dr. Moorman prepared for deployment to the European Theater with the Army Medical Corp during WWII. Their son Kenneth was born in Williamsburg. She resided in Macon until Dr. Moorman returned from overseas duty in 1945. In 1955 they moved to Martinsville where he established his OB/GYN practice. She was a homemaker who lovingly cared for her family and a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church of Martinsville, active in Sunday school and the Women of the Church. She served as president of the Martinsville Hospital Auxiliary, was an avid bridge player, and active in garden clubs. The past twelve years she resided at King's Grant, a retirement community.
A funeral service was held in the Victory Chapel at King's Grant on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. She was buried beside her husband in Mt. Jackson, VA in the Moorman Family plot at the Mt. Jackson Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to King's Grant Fellowship Fund, 600 University Blvd., Harrisonburg, VA 22801, or First Presbyterian Church, 1901 Patrick Henry Ave., Martinsville, VA 24112.
Published in Virginia Gazette from Sept. 21 to Oct. 20, 2013