OBITUARY

Genevieve Heafner Moore

March 12, 1926October 14, 2017

Dr. Genevieve (Gene) Heafner Moore, retired clinical psychologist of Raleigh, died on October 14, 2017. Born March 12, 1926 in Statesville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Hugh Herbert Heafner and Grace Gaither Heafner. She was raised in Charlotte, attended Converse College and was a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, (B.A.); NCSU, (M.A.) and Duke University, (Ph.D.). Devoted to her family, friends and patients, she was predeceased by her husband, Raleigh attorney Joseph C. Moore, Jr. and is survived by five children, Jody (Martha), Patrick (Kay) and Hugh (Linda) of Raleigh, Gaither Terrell (Tom) of High Point and Hannah Jordan (Jeff) of Falls Church, Va. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren: Bill Moore (Laura Anne), Caroline Moore, Lizzie Moore, Janie Hynson (Warren), Joseph Terrell, Harrison Moore, Yates Jordan, Patrick Terrell, Tirrill Moore, Genevieve Jordan and Helen Jordan and three great-grandchildren: Maddrey, Patrick and Annie Moore. She was a member of White Memorial Presbyterian Church, the Junior League of Raleigh, a board member and Past President of The Women’s Center of Wake County and a board member of Hospice of Wake County (now Transitions LifeCare). A strong advocate of lifetime learning, she embarked on earning her Doctorate and beginning her practice of clinical psychology ​in the second half of her life and completed her formal education by faithfully attending an undergraduate course in Women's Studies at NCSU at the age of 88. Gene was a woman of strong opinions, which she was eager to share. She loved literature, poetry, politics (Democratic), languages and travel, particularly with her grandchildren. She taught each of them to embrace her spirit of adventure, and the skill to replace passports, airline tickets, credit cards and cameras. Burial will be private at Oakwood Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at White Memorial Presbyterian Church at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Visitation will follow at the church. Suggestions for memorials are White Memorial, The Women’s Center of Wake County, Transitions LifeCare, SPCA of Wake County and Emily's List. Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary's St. Raleigh; www.brownwynne.com

Services

  • Witness to the Resurrection Memorial Service Tuesday, October 17, 2017
  • Reception and Visitation to Follow the Service Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Memories

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Sue Burroughs Field

October 19, 2017

Dr. Moore was my memorable First Grade teacher at Myrtle Underwood School. I am so fortunate she started me off so well on the path to learning. My deepest condolences to her family, especially Jody, who was my classmate in that great First Grade class and afterwards through Broughton High School.

David Weems

October 17, 2017

Our condolences from the Weems Family

October 16, 2017

My sincere condolences to the family. Gene will always be remembered. It is truly a blessing she lived a long life. She was especially strong individual which remind me of Psalm 90:10'

Sara Mulrooney

October 16, 2017

Hannah,
We are thinking of you and your family.
Much love,
The Even Start Staff

October 16, 2017

Hannah, we are thinking of you and all your family. Much love,
The Even Start Staff

Liz Hynson

October 16, 2017

What an incredible woman, way ahead of her time.

Gail Veasey Rumler

October 16, 2017

One only has to look at Mrs. Moore's legacy; her accomplished and talented children and the contributions they have made to our society to appreciate her life. Her indomitable spirit lives on through each of them.

Bette Reaves Wanous

October 16, 2017

My dear Aunt Gene, Dr.Genevieve Moore, full of life, love, loyalty, adventure, wisdom, laughter and so much more. Our last visit together was charming and sweet, a lovely memory. I didn't see you very often, but I miss knowing you are there. I love you, Bette

Debbie Newman

October 16, 2017

Gene was one of my mom's apartment mates in the 50's. Gene, Mildred, Lyttle and Rose had a blast as young single women in Raleigh. They each married and had children who all played together. (Gaither was my friend). I remember Gene as a fun, intelligent and outgoing woman. I know she will be missed by her family and friends. Debbie (Dillon) Newman

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY