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Evelyn Maude Moore Coleman

June 1, 1927 October 28, 2012
Evelyn Maude Moore Coleman
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Evelyn Maude Moore Coleman of Prospect died in Farmville on October 28, 2012. She was born in Prospect, Virginia June 1, 1927, daughter of the late Henry Latimer Moore and Elsie Paulette Moore. She married Anderson Davis Coleman on October 1, 1949 and was a devoted wife until his death on September 28, 1992. Mrs. Coleman was a member of the Longwood College Class of 1948, and upon her graduation worked for Longwood until her retirement in 1988. She was secretary to the Dean of the College prior to serving as secretary to five presidents and two interim presidents, beginning with Dr. Francis Lankford in 1955 to Dr. William F. Dorrill in 1988. She ably served as Executive Secretary during the tenures of Dr. Henry I. Willett, Jr. from 1967 to 1982, Dr. Janet Greenwood from 1981-1987, and the first year of Dr. Dorrill’s presidency in 1988. Evelyn was a life-long member of Olive Branch United Methodist Church where she served as church organist and Sunday School teacher. After her retirement, she was actively involved as a member of the Nora Lancaster Garden Club, the Woman’s Club of Farmville, the Serendipity Club and a volunteer at the Southside Community Hospital gift shop. Surviving are three brothers, Richard H. Moore and wife Corinne of Farmville; Vernon L. Moore of Mechanicsville; Robert L. Moore and wife Maxine of Fredericksburg; two nephews, four nieces, five great-nephews and three great nieces. Additionally, she has been surrounded with the love, care and support of her late husband’s family: sister-in-law LaNette Glenn Coleman, nephew Jimmy Coleman and wife Monica, nieces Phyllis Mason and husband, Al; Rosa Thomas and husband, Darin, all of Prospect, and Connie Coleman of Lynchburg. She delighted in being the beloved great-aunt to Megan and Joel Thomas and Brooke and Shannon Coleman. The family wishes to express their appreciation to Mrs. Deanna Verschaeve for her care and assistance. Memorial contributions may be made to the Evelyn M. Coleman Scholarship, College of Business & Economics, Longwood University, 201 High Street, Farmville, VA 23909 or Olive Branch United Methodist Church, 98 Olive Branch Road, Prospect, VA 23960. The family will receive friends at Puckett Funeral Home, 115 Covington Court, Farmville from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31. Funeral Service will be at Olive Branch United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 1.

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Visitation

Wednesday

31

Oct

6:00 PM 10/31/2012 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/31/2012 8:00:00 PM
Puckett Funeral Home

115 Covington Court
Farmville, VA 23901

Puckett Funeral Home
115 Covington Court Farmville 23901 VA
United States

Service

Thursday

1

Nov

2:00 PM 11/1/2012 2:00:00 PM
Olive Branch United Methodist Church

98 Olive Branch Road
Prospect, VA 23960

Olive Branch United Methodist Church
98 Olive Branch Road Prospect 23960 VA
United States
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