Irene Mitchell Moore

June 12, 1920November 18, 2012

Greensboro, NC: Irene Warren Mitchell Moore died on Sunday, November 18, 2012 in Greensboro, NC. She was born on June 12, 1920 in Wilson, NC to parents Irene Warren Mitchell and Dr. George William Mitchell. She attended St. Mary’s Junior College and graduated from Sweet Briar College.

In 1943, she married attorney Beverly Cooper Moore, who was born and raised in Greensboro. She has been an active member of the Greensboro Junior League, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Kirkwood Garden Club, the Dogwood Garden Club, and the Greensboro Symphony Guild. She enjoyed the opera and local art exhibitions. She also supported The Greensboro Historical Museum.

She was a philanthropist who supported higher education, the arts, and public parks. She was a great benefactor of Sweet Briar College and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She also was an active member of Holy Trinity Church. She loved people and possessed a great zest for life.

Mrs. Moore enjoyed volunteer work, gardening, tennis and golf in earlier years. Mr. and Mrs. Moore traveled extensively abroad, including trips as American Bar Association representatives. Mrs. Moore supported her husband during his terms in the ABA House of Delegates and his term as NC Bar Association President.

She is predeceased by her husband, Beverly Cooper Moore, and her son, Beverly Cooper Moore, Jr.

Survived by: daughter, Warren Moore Miller, son-in-law William Miller, daughter-in-law, Deanna I. Moore, granddaughters Alice Moore and Caroline Moore Rodier, grandson-in-law Robert Rodier, Jr., and great-granddaughters Sadie Rodier and Frances Rodier.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Friday, November 23 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Greensboro. A reception will follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Greensboro Urban Ministry, 305 W. Lee St, Greensboro, NC 27405; or to Holy Trinity Church, 611, N. Greene St., Greensboro, NC 27401

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Charles Vance

November 23, 2012

Warren, I am so sorry I could not be there today to say goodbye to your Mom. She was one of my favorite relatives and so much fun to be around. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bowie Gray

November 23, 2012

Irene,"Rennie" (like her mother) to her cousins in Wilson was a delight to be around when she and Beverly would come to visit her folks at the home on Kenan Street.

Warren, I remember your mother being very much like your grandmother, full of spirit and always talking a mile a minute.

May you have peace in knowing that she and your father and brother are back together, probably catching up on 'ol times. God bless you all at this difficuly time.

Bowie Gray

November 23, 2012

Your darling, brilliant, great fun Mom, Grandmom, and Great Grandmom, we will all miss so very much. We really loved that great ball of fire and love, and we send you all much love and will be saying our prayers for all of you. Pat and Mary Norris Oglesby

nancy robinette

November 22, 2012

I have been doing irene moore hair for over 30 years, we always kidding we would not tell anyone how long we have been together.. or they would know our age.. she was a wonderful client and friend..Everyone at Hairport 77 looked foward to seeing her come in every Friday..We will miss her and all the times I have spend with her. She was like family and kept us laughing with her many stories. Everyone love her.

nancy robinette

November 22, 2012

Diane Boston

November 21, 2012

Dear Warren and family, I live in Wilson and Dalton Sharp from P.L.Woodard was my father. I have many memories of your mom. May God bless you all and give you comfort and peace as you go forward. Sorry for your loss......Diane Sharp Boston

George Warren, Jr

November 20, 2012

We extend our deepest sympathy to the Moore family.
George Warren Jr. And family