Mildred Cheves Moorman

November 3, 1919September 14, 2013

Mildred Lucille Cheves Moorman, wife of the late Dr. John Hope Moorman, Jr. of Martinsville, VA died peacefully September 14, 2013. She was born November 3, 1919 in Macon, Georgia, to the late John Langdon and Minnie Ida Roberts Cheves, the seventh of their eight children. She is survived by her five children, Kenneth Allen Moorman (Susan) of Williamsburg, VA; Linda Jean Moorman Price (Jay) of Columbia, SC; Ronald Eugene Moorman (Betty) of Martinsville, VA; Dianne Lilia Moorman Johnson of Westminster, MD; and Mary Katherine Moorman (Steve Morris) of Mint Hill, NC. Her beloved grandchildren are Stuart Elizabeth Moorman Acrey (Clinton) of Winston-Salem, NC and daughter Ellie; Hope McNeil Moorman Yarbrough (Brad) of Apex, NC and daughter Callie; Sarah Livingston Ehrhardt Finney (Jason) of Katy, TX and children Wilson, Livingston and Jameson; Katherine Hope Ehrhardt Traub (Danny) of Lexington, SC and sons Jack and Luke; Christina Olivia Moorman Anstaett (Josh) of Spanaway, WA; Caitlin Meredith Moorman of Raleigh, NC; Christopher Andrew Johnson (JoDanna) of Hilliard, OH and son Brayden; and Elisabeth Ashley Johnson Moses (Byron) of Titusville, FL and daughter Eleana. She is also survived by a special niece Betty Jo Croom Bowen (BF) of Foneswood, VA and numerous extended family members. She was predeceased by brothers Harry Langdon Cheves, John William Cheves, and Joseph Parry Cheves; sisters Rose Cheves Croom, Ruth Cheves, and Anne Hazel Cheves Grunwald. She is survived by one sister, Emily Watkins Cheves Garrett of Fort Walton Beach, FL. Mildred graduated from and met her husband while attending the Macon Hospital Nursing School. They married June 21, 1941 at First Baptist Church in Macon, GA. She and Dr. Moorman spent their first year of marriage at various army bases as he prepared to deploy with the Army Medical Corp in the European Theater during WWII. She resided in Macon until Dr. Moorman’s return from overseas duty in 1945. As Dr. Moorman pursued further medical training they lived in Richmond, VA, Macon and Americus, GA, and Akron, OH. They moved to Martinsville in 1954 to establish his OB/GYN practice. She was a homemaker who lovingly cared for her family and was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church of Martinsville where she was a Sunday school teacher and active member of the women of the church. She was active in garden clubs, an avid bridge player, and served as president of the Martinsville Hospital Auxiliary. For the last twelve years she resided at King’s Grant in Martinsville. The family will receive friends at Mckee-Stone Funeral Home, 109 Broad Street, Martinsville, Tuesday, September 17, from 6 to 8 PM. A funeral service will be held at Victory Chapel at King’s Grant, 250 Kings Way, Martinsville, VA, on Wednesday, September 18, at 10:00 AM, with a graveside service following at 3:30 PM at the Mt. Jackson Cemetery in Mt. Jackson, VA. She will be buried beside her husband in the Moorman Family plot. McKee-Stone Funeral Home of Martinsville has charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Kings Grant Fellowship Fund, 600 University Blvd., Harrisonburg, VA 22801, or First Presbyterian Church, 1901 Patrick Henry Ave., Martinsville, VA 24112.


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 17, 2013
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, September 18, 2013
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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Johnna Hope Oakes

September 25, 2013

Mary Katherine, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. May you find comfort in all of the wonderful memories. As you know, your father not only delivered me but was the inspiration for my middle name, Hope. For this reason and more, I feel close to you and wish to offer an ear should you need it (I am still on FB).

Kay Moorman Crites

September 18, 2013

I'm so sorry to hear about Aunt Mildred. She was a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

September 18, 2013

Mildred and all of you have always been so special to me. My heart is heavy for your loss.
With sincere sympathy.

Heidi Flythe

September 17, 2013

Mary Katherine, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was a lovely lady. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Floyd Craig

September 17, 2013

Ken.....So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My mom died at Kings Grant also many years ago. I met Sarah Kirk's mom and Ralph Shank, who came to our 50th MHS reunion in 2010. Would like to get back in touch with you someday and chat. We live in Johnstown Co.
Floyd Craig 970 660 7120

Roseann Wells

September 16, 2013

Mary Katherine and family, I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. I will always remember our trip to Greece and all the laughs we shared. May you find comfort in knowing that she is at peace and in a much better world.
Much love,
Roseann Wells