Mary Elfreth Moore

November 13, 1937 - March 24, 2015

11/13/1937 - 03/24/2015

Virginia Beach- Mary Elfreth Moore, 77, died surrounded by her family on March 24, 2015. She was born in Norfolk VA on November 13, 1937, the daughter of Dr. William Perry Moore Jr and Mary Elfreth Eggleston Moore, the granddaughter of Chief Justice John W Eggleston Jr and Ella Carrington Eggleston and William Perry Moore and Elizabeth Meade Simpson.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Elfreth Hays Ellie, sons Michael Eggleston Hays and wife Sidney and William Meade Hays, all of Virginia Beach, her brother William Perry Moore III and wife Nancy of Virginia Beach, granddaughters Sarah Eleanor Gero and Ashley Brielle Hays, nieces Elizabeth Moore Felton and Jane Eggleston Moore. She was predeceased by her nephew, William Perry Moore IV.

The church and faith in God were very important to Ellie. She actively participated in church activities for many years at St Andrew’s Church in Ft Pierce FL. She was proud to be a Guardian Ad Litem in St Lucie County FL as well as a Stephen Minister at St Andrew’s. When she moved back home, she became a faithful member of the Episcopal community at Eastern Shore Chapel and cherished her time there. She took great pride in serving on the Altar Guild, Flower Guild and so enjoyed her friends in the Peanut Group. She will be missed by her family and friends.

A funeral service will be conducted by the Rev Thomas Deppe at 2:00 pm at Eastern Shore Chapel on Wednesday April 1, 2015. A reception will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eastern Shore Chapel Music ministry. Condolences may be left at

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gaile lipp
8 years ago

Mike , Ellie, and Will-

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I did not know her very well just when she came to the hospitalbut she was always laughing while she was here and had me laughing also. Believe it or not, I really liked her.She was a “Grande Dame” and held court when she came to see us . While I know things were not always the best, believe me when I say that she spoke of all of you with love and pride. Really. I will miss her.

My love to all of you and my thoughts are with you. I am so very sorry.