Gertrude Wickham Moore transitioned to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at Dogwood Village Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Orange, Virginia. Mrs. Moore was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben and Lelia Wickham in Louisa County, Virginia, on December 28, 1929. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Moore Sr.; son, Thomas Moore Jr.; parents, Ben and Lelia Wickham; brother, Lewis Wickham; and sisters, Gladys Moore and Edith Davis. Mrs. Moore is survived by her two children, her son, Raynard Moore (Gale) of Louisa; her daughter, Beverly Moore Blanding (Bill) of Mineral; three grandchildren, Dr. LaTasha Blanding of Alexandria, Virginia, Dinisha Blanding of Mineral, Virginia, and Briana Moore of Louisa, Virginia; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and extended family members. At age 10, she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior and was baptized in Pump Creek in Fredericks Hall. She joined Rising Sun Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. John L. Tyler. She was a faithful member and attended church regularly until her health declined. Mrs. Moore served and held various positions within the church to include treasurer of the senior missionary, mentor to the junior missionary, Sunday school and vacation bible school teacher, member of the senior choir and usher board, and involvement with the Mattaponi Convention. Mrs. Moore was a domestic worker for many years. She was also employed at Louisa Manufactory for over 20 years and Louisa County Public School as a custodian for five years. She retired in 1998. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 20, 2016, at Rising Sun Baptist Church, 6829 Fredericks Hall Road, Mineral. Pastor elect, the Rev. Walter Pleasants, will officiate and the Rev. Fred Sales will serve as eulogist. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being made by D. D. Watson Mortician, Inc., Louisa. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.ddwatsonmortician.com.
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