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Hilda Ruth Moore


Sunrise: April 4, 1919

Sunset: September 29, 2020

On Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 101 years of age, God called his servant, Hilda Ruth Hodnett-Moore home to glory for her eternal rest. Hilda was born to Jessie Richard Hodnett and Rosa Berger- Hodnett on April 4, 1919 in Chatham, Virginia and she attended Pennsylvania County Public Schools in Chatham. She gave her life to the Lord at a very young age where she attended Rosebud Baptist Church also located in Chatham, VA.

Hilda was joined in Holy Matrimony to Samuel David Moore and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. After marriage, the couple moved to Portsmouth, Virginia where she became a member of Community Presbyterian Church in 1957 and faithfully served on the Usher Board until her health began to fail.

Hilda retired from the Portsmouth Public School System and was a volunteer for the Portsmouth Police Neighborhood
Program, Meals on Wheels and the Senior Program at Cavalier Manor Community Center in Portsmouth. Hilda was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Rosa Hodnett, her husband, Samuel Moore and three sisters, Lucille
Hodnett, Margie Davis and Birdell Stephenson.

She leaves to cherish fond memories her children, Donald (Doretha) Hodnett of Hampton, VA, Henry Moore of Portsmouth, VA, Salley Drew of Beaufort, SC, Richard (Geraldine ) Moore of Virginia Beach, VA and Felisa (Roy) Jordan of Virginia Beach, VA Hilda is also survived by a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends along with a special Granddaughter, Angela Moore, who lived with and helped care for grandmother.

Viewing Monday, October 5, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Richard, Geraldine & Sabrina Moore says

    Although our hearts are heavy from the loss of our beloved matriarch, we rejoice in knowing we will see her again.

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    Angie Burrus says

    A WONDERFUL GRANDMA
    We had a wonderful grandmother
    One who never really grew old
    Her smile was made of sunshine
    And her heart was solid gold
    Her eyes were bright as shining stars
    And in her cheeks fair roses you see.
    We had a wonderful grandmother,
    And that’s the way it will always be.
    But take heed, because
    She’s still keeping an eye on all of us,
    So let’s make sure
    She will like what she sees.

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    Leonard Waters says

    I like to give my sympathy and condolences to Wayne,Don,Mickey,
    Sally,Felicia,Junnie,mario,and Angela,and to all the family.Mrs Moore was a long time neighbor who watched out for all of us when we were kids.Mrs Moore and my mother Christine waters was best of friends,when my mother was sick Mrs Moore would come over and set for hours i used to tell Mrs Moore she was like a second mother to all my sister’s and brother’s we all have lost year’s of wisdom and knowledge but God knows best,Mrs Moore lived a long spiritual life and she will be miss now she’s going home to that mansion in heaven i can say more but iam going end it by saying from my brother’s and sister’s we all love you Mrs Moore from the Waters family

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    Gloria Davis Smith (Gloria Jean) says

    Condolences to all my cousins and family members. Aunt Hilda was a Christian warrior who helped everyone. My parents, Eva and Oakley, lived with Uncle Sam and Aunt Hilda after they married, until they could find a place of their own. Mom always discussed their good times together. I am glad that I took mom to visit her a few years ago. I remember her showing us so many albums with so many past experiences. Lovingly,

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    Nellcenia Gore says

    You all have our deepest sympathies. We are praying for your strength in GOD’s love. Keep the Faith and hold on
    Love Nellcenia, and the McKay family

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    Barbara Ore says

    You have our deepest sympathies
    We are praying for your strength during this time. May God’s love keep you in his care.
    Love Barbara Ore and family.

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    Geraldine Stephenson says

    To my family my sincere condolences are extended to you, Aunt Hilda is my first aunt and my last aunt. I thank God for her and pray that her family will be blessed and cherish precious memories they can look back on.

    Her niece from New York City.

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    Terry Diggs says

    My Aunt Hilda has always had a kind and peaceful spirit. She had a true love for God and a heart of a servant. If you were hungry she gave you food. If needed a place to stay she gave you a bed. She will be missed but never forgotten. The Diggs Family.

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    Cheryl Johnson says

    We thank God for Aunt Hilda’s life.
    1 Peter 3:3,4 Do not let your adornment be merely outward arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel, rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.
    Love,
    The Johnson Family

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    Connie Johnson and the Family says

    I remember Mrs.Hilda from the neighborhood. She was always the same–sweet and quiet. I never heard her raise her voice. I remember when she and Mrs. Josie worked in the cafeteria at Cavalier Manor Elementary School. That was some good food. The homemade cakes and home made rolls were excellent. I will miss her from standing in the door and waving.

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    Sylvia Booker says

    To the Moore family you have pur deepest condolences. I join you in celebration of a long life that continues to live on in GOD’S kingdom. You are not alone but we will continue loving and supporting you now and years to come. Keep the faith.

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    barbara stephenson says

    Praise God for a. Life well lived rest forever in God’s loving arms Aunty. Pray we all meet again in that great heaven home going. Love and comfort to the family. Praying always for one another

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    Sheila Custis & Christopher Custis (grandson) says

    My deepest condolences to the Moore family. May God comfort you and strengthen you during this time.

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