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Vallee Lane Moore DeLong Obituary
POQUOSON - Vallee Lane Moore DeLong, 81, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 at MCV Hospital, Richmond, after a long battle with cancer. Born, raised and residing in Poquoson all her life, Vallee was an active member of the community. She started her career with Newport News Shipyard as a draftsperson in the Pipe and Drawing Room, working on the USS Enterprise. Changing careers into the Real Estate industry, she was an active member of the Real Estate Board and developed three Brokerages, the last of these being Bull Island Realty, her successful career lasting over 42 years. Vallee's passion in life was not only her family, but playing her banjo with her band, The Hard Travelin' Bluegrass Band. She is survived by her children, Herb Mapes (Carmen), Tony Mapes, Michael Mapes (Lynn), John DeLong (Angela); stepchildren, Suzie DeLong and John Kim DeLong; stepgrandchildren, Lisa Blevins and Corina Revis; sisters, Gwen Moore, Peteti Walker (Tommie), and Tewathaw Reviea (Bob); brother, Alvah Moore (Audrey); and the loves of her life, her angels, Sydney and Jordyn DeLong, Mikey Mapes and Cailey Greene. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvah and Fannie Moore; husband Cecil DeLong; and two stepchildren, Danny DeLong and Sandy Conrad. Vallee was loved by many and will be extremely missed. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 28, 6:00-8:00 PM with the Celebration of her Life on Friday, July 29, 10:00 AM, led by Pastor Michael Howard, all at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. Burial will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com .
Published in Daily Press from July 26 to July 27, 2016
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