Born April 22, 1930 in Forest, Mississippi Robertha Moore was the first child born in the marriage of her parents, Wesley E. Moore and Julia Ward Moore. There were eight sisters and three brothers that followed Robertha. In 1937 the family moved to Decatur, Illinois where she attended Decatur Public Schools, graduating from Stephen
Decatur High School. Robertha accepted Christ at a very early age and was baptized at Concord Missionary Baptist Church in Forest, Mississippi.
In 1949 Robertha moved to Cleveland, Ohio, during her years in Cleveland her children Denise Shepard, Wesley Daryl Shepard, Lera Moore and Delano Moore were born. After moving to Denver, Colorado in 1963, Robertha met and married Paul Willingham and to this union two children were born, Paul Willingham and Launa Desiree Willingham. With a busy family at home, Robertha found time to attend Metropolitan State College.
Robertha was a faithful and active member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church and Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church respectively both in Denver; later moving her membership to Epworth Methodist Church in Denver.
Robertha Moore Willingham was preceded in death by her parents, Wesley and Julia Moore, four sisters, Mary Winfield, Leola Elite, Maurita Hempstead and Sharon Moore; also by her oldest daughter Denise Daniels and her granddaughter Viola Williams.
Left to cherish the memories and celebrate the life of Robertha are, her children Wesley Daryl Shepard, Lera Moore, Delano Moore, Paul Willingham and Desiree Willingham. Four sisters, Grace Moore, Kyra Cecilia Canty, Jeanette Moore and Diane Lovell. Three brothers, David Moore, Emory Moore and John Moore. Ten grandchildren, twenty-seven great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Her children arise up, and call
her blessed; her husband also,
and he praiseth her.
Many daughters have done
virtuously, but thou excellest
Favour is deceitful, and beauty
is vain: but a woman that
feareth the LORD, she shall be
Give her of the fruit of her
hands; and let her own works
praise her in the gates.
Proverbs 31: 28-31
Robertha was a Christian woman, with strong ties to her church; as a woman of faith and having a sense of duty and enjoying fellowship, there were not many functions that she missed. Robertha was stylish, with a gracious spirit. With a love for traveling Robertha found herself in many new cities, states and countries over the years; it
was on May 1, 2020 that she reached her final destination, Heaven ’s Gate.
SHE WILL BE MISSED!
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