October 30, 1932 - July 7, 2021
Mrs. Vernilla Moore - Age 88, passed away July, 7, 2021 at her residence. Family hour 10:30AM Thursday, July 15, 2021 rom the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., with funeral service commencing at 11:00AM , Rev. Ezra Tillman officiating. Interment Sunset Hills Cemetery G-4413 Flushing Rd Flint, MI. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 AM. Mrs. Moore will lie in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home and maybe viewed 12:00PM-6:00PM Wednesday. Mrs. Vernilla (Wheat) Moore, affectionately known as “Ms. Sally”, was born on October 30, 1932 to Lelia Cason and Fred Wheat in Greenville, Mississippi. Ms. Sally grew up in Greenville and married the love of her life, Frank Moore, Sr. on March 3, 1952. Shortly thereafter, they relocated to Flint, Michigan to begin their new life together. Ms. Sally was baptized at Old Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Flint, Michigan, under the late Reverend Alexander Williams. She later transferred her membership to Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church also of Flint, Michigan, under the late Pastor Otha Davis. Ms. Sally was a short order cook at Andy’s Restaurant of Flint, Michigan, until her retirement. She and Frank returned to Greenville, Mississippi in after he retired in 1985. There, she attended Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church of Greenville until their return to Michigan in 2018. Ms. Sally was well respected and loved by all that knew her. She was often described as a “pistol” because she was as tough as she was sweet. Ms. Sally was often called upon because of her wisdom and she could be relied upon for sound advice. She always “told it like it was” and in her own fashion. Ms. Sally was a great mother to her four children and a devoted wife to her husband. She cherished her husband and family dearly. She enjoyed reading her Bible, playing cards, fishing, dancing, and spending quality time with family and friends. Her home was the gathering place for all holiday celebrations and get-togethers and was always filled with love. Ms. Sally was preceded in death by her son, Willie James Nall; parents, Lelia Cason and Fred Wheat; step-mother, Gertrude Wheat; four siblings, LeDora Armstrong, Freddie Mae Turner, her identical twin sister, Vernado Smith and Yunice Wheat; uncle, Otis Cason. Mrs. Vernilla Moore “Ms. Sally” leaves to cherish her sweet memory: beloved husband of 69 wonderful years, Mr. Frank Moore Sr.; three children, Lettie Bell of Pine Pluff, AR, Jeanette Grady and Frank (Jacqueline) Moore Jr., all of Flint; ten grandchildren, James Hairston, Rodney Green, Valerie (Daron) Rice, Michael (Tonya) Moore, Larry (Tamika) Cordell, Clifton Charleston, Dentson Moore, Fredrick Hall, Roy Moore and Frank Moore III; a host of nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, godchildren, extended family and friends including a very special niece, Ms. Loretta Smith of Milwaukee, WI; and her best friend, Ms. Hattie Mae Buggs of Flint. The Family would like to express special thanks to the staff of Kindred Hospice Care of Flint, as well as Dr. Sattar and staff for their compassionate care and support of our loved one. We would also like to thank Pastor Ezra L. Tillman Jr. and the First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church Family as well as Pastor Alvin Bradford and Upper Room Missionary Baptist Church Family.
Mrs. Vernilla Moore - Age 88, passed away July, 7, 2021 at her residence. Family hour 10:30AM Thursday, July 15, 2021 rom the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., with funeral service commencing at 11:00AM , Rev.... View Obituary & Service Information
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