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Solomon Moore, Jr.


Sunrise: October 8, 1948

Sunset: January 22, 2024

Solomon Moore, Jr. was born in Norfolk, Virginia on October 8, 1948. He was one of seven children born to the late Solomon, Sr. and Ida Simmons Moore. On Monday, January 22, 2024, Solomon entered into eternal rest.

Solomon was affectionately known as “Junie” by loved ones and he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Although he was a “man of few words,” Solomon’s silence was his strength and when he did have something to say, folks listened. Solomon enjoyed yard work, weekly scheduled chats with his siblings, fried crabs, and watching/discussing sports. He was an extremely loyal Redskins fan although he’d be the first to tell people that he didn’t expect much out of the teams’ performance.

After graduating from Maury High School in Norfolk, Virginia, Solomon began working at the Virginian Pilot (formally known as the Virginian Pilot Ledger Star) at the age of 19. He was instrumental in developing and working with union representatives to implement a protocol to address discrimination towards graveyard shift employees. Solomon retired in 2008 after 39 years of employment as a machine operator. Shortly before his retirement, Solomon began his janitorial company called Fresh Start Janitorial, LLC in which he was still operating until late 2023.

Solomon was also a long time member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Norfolk, VA where he served for many years on the Men’s Usher Board.

Solomon is predeceased by one brother Herbert Carter; and two sisters Betty Moore and Cynthia Moore. Remaining to cherish loving memories and precious moments are his wife: Annie Moore; two sons Brian Moore (Euricka) and Desmond Moore (LaChanda); and one daughter SaFonya Miller (Brady); one brother Larry Moore (Christina); two sisters Barbara Jones and Angelyn Moody; eight grandchildren Marquis, Brianna, Jayla, Cameron, Devin, Kelis, Braylon and Bria; nieces, nephews, and a host of other family and friends.

Viewing Monday, January 29, 2024 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service Tuesday, January 30, 2024 11:00am Shiloh Baptist Church 745 Park Avenue Norfolk, VA 23504 Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Blvd. Norfolk, VA 23502

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    Elston Howard says

    My condolences to the family & friends that’s touch by the passing of Mr. Moore. 💐🙏

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      Glenda Tillery says

      Condolences to the family and friends 🙏

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        Barbara Bethea says

        My condolences to the Moore family. Solomon was a great supervisor at the Pilot and fun to be around. RIP.

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    Jason Cason says

    The Family Are In My Prayers

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    Tearanie Parker says

    My sincere and deepest condolences to Mrs. Annie Moore and the entire family. You are all in my prayers.

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    Sheryl R Smalls says

    My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Sister Annie, SaFonya, and the entire Moore family. May the peace of God be with you all. You are in my prayers.

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    Debbie Freeman says

    My condolences to Desmond, and the entire Moore family during this time of loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.

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    Deaconess Kimberly R. Davis, SCBC says

    Sleep in heavenly peace Brother Moore🌹

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    Diane Smith says

    Annie, my heart goes out to you and your family as well as my prayers regarding your loss. The love of God will sustain you, bring you peace, and grant you the comfort needed to thrive and move forward.

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    Diane Smith says

    Annie, my heart goes out to you and your family as well as my prayers regarding your loss.

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    Judith Walston-Henderson says

    My heartfelt condolences to Sister Annie Moore and her family during this most difficult time. May you find strength and comfort in Gods word and may you feel his loving arms around you today and always.

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    Mary E. B. Summerville says

    Sister Annie and Family, my condolences to you and your family in your loss. May God grant you strength and peace during this most difficult time.

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    Muriel Barefield says

    Annie, you and your family have my heartfelt and deepest sympathy.

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    Dr. S. R. Williamson-Ashe says

    Annie and family,
    My deepest and heart felt condolences for your loss. May you be comforted by God’s words and find peace in the memories Solomon Blessed you with.

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    Jaymeka Brown says

    Sending up Prayers for your familiy’s peace and comfort.

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    Marion Uzzle says

    Annie, I’m praying for you and your entire family during this most difficult time. I am sending my deepest sympathy to you and yours. May God continue to wrap his loving arms around each of you.

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    Leer Hendrieth says

    My Condolences To The Family Of Solomon Moore, So Sorry For Your Loss.

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    Denise McClure says

    It is with my deepest sympathy that I extend condolences to Annie Moore and family. May God be with you all during this difficult time.

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