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William Edward Moore

June 24, 1947 ~ January 1, 2019 (age 71)
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June 24, 1947 - January 1, 2019

William E. Moore, 71, heard the voice of the Lord Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at Carolinas Medical Center– Pineville Hospital. 

Known to most people in Charlotte as Billy (Motoe), was born on June 24, 1947, to the late Arthur James Moore, Jr. and Willie Mae Bowman, in Charlotte, NC.  Billy graduated from West Charlotte High School in 1960.  This fact he was very proud about and had no problem proclaiming it.  He continued his studies at Central Piedmont Community College.

Billy accepted the Lord into his life at a very young age.  As an adult, he was a member of the Usher Board, Steward Board, Booster Club, and the AMEN Men’s Choir.  Making a joyful noise to the Lord is what he loved to do, even when times got hard.

Billy (Motoe) married his lovely wife, Rosa Mae Moore in 1978, while working for the Charlotte Housing Authority as a Maintenance Supervisor.  Later in the early 1980’s, Billy began working for Johnson C. Smith University where he was recognized for his 10-plus years of service.  He retired in September of 2003, and became a successful business owner of a janitorial service.

Billy has always been a family man. He did all he could to help his family out. He was a very straight forward man who would say what he meant and meant what he said. His favorite teams were the Boston Celtics and the Pittsburgh Steelers, however, he did love his home team as well.

Billy was preceded in death by his father, Arthur J. Moore, Jr.; mother, Willie Mae Bowman; daughter, Brenda Gee; and a host of other relatives.

He leaves the memories of his life and legacy to his loving wife, Rosa Mae Moore; brother, Arthur J. Moore, III (Karen); children, Carolyn L. Cowans, Alphonzo Gee, Eddie Mae Gee, and Sarah Gee; a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.     

A public viewing for Mr. Moore will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, at Boston's Mortuary 4300 Statesville Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28269.  The Moore Family will receive friends at this time.

A celebration of Mr. Moore's life will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at Little Rock AME Zion Church 401 N. McDowell Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28204.  The visitation will begin at 2:30 PM and the funeral service will begin at 3:00 PM.

There will be a private interment for Mr. Moore. 

The Moore Family have entrusted arrangements to Boston's Mortuary.

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