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06/05/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Perry Wornom Moore

Helen Perry Wornom Moore
(d. 03 June 2015)

Newport News High School Class of 1954

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

    There is yet more sad news this Friday.
    Perry Wornom Moore, Class of 1954, sister of Carol Wornom Sorenson ('57) of VA, passed away at home in her summer cottage in Dandy on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 at the age of 78. 

From the Daily Press - 06/05/15:   

                   Perry Wornom Moore


YORKTOWN - Helen Perry Wornom Moore, 78, of Dandy, passed away at home on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

She was the daughter of the late Helen and Forest Wornom.

Born in Newport News, Perry was a 1954 graduate of Newport News High School. She went on to study at Mary Baldwin and William & Mary.

She was a longtime active member of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church.



Perry worked as an interpreter in Jamestown in the ‘70’s. In 1976, she accepted a position on the State Bicentennial Commission and represented the committee throughout the State of Virginia and in Pennsylvania. She also attended the Yorktown Sister City visit to Zwiebrucken, Germany.

Perry held positions in property management in Newport News and Williamsburg and later became a partner in Capital Landing Ventures in Williamsburg. She was an avid reader, sometimes reading a book a day and retained most of what she read. She enjoyed traveling and made many trips to Europe. She used her many skills in renovating her family’s summer cottage, and resided there until her death.

She is survived by her children, son Jeff Moore (Kathy), daughters, Raleigh Morris (Michael), Liza Hogan (Ed) and Christa Moore (Jeff), six grandchildren, Tony Moore, Jessica Moore Weiss (Jeremy), Reggie Moore (Meredith), Meredith Morris Fisher (Brad), Brad Morris, and Gaston Trimble, and five great-grandchildren, Sloan and Virginia Weiss, Mason and Allison Moore, and Leland Fisher. She is also survived by her sister Carol Sorensen (Dick), nephews Eric (Hadley), Andrew, and great nephews Foster, Caden and Bryce.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 7 at 2:00 p.m. at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Road, where a reception will follow.

The family wishes to thank Laura, Megan, Sabrina and other staff from Riverside Hospice and the aides from Home Helpers, who all loving assisted us with her care while at home.

Expressions of sympathy can be made in the form of donations to Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation at P. O. Box 1607, Williamsburg, VA 23187.

Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on June 5, 2015. 

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Our sympathy and prayers for comfort go to the entire family.

June 05, 2015

My sincere condolences on the loss of Perry. She was a truly unique and wonderful person who always spoke of her family with great love and pride - they meant the world to her. It was my pleasure to know her and have her a friend. I will miss her, as will so many.

~ Susan Masser, Mountlake Terrace, Washington

June 05, 2015

Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Perry was a very loving, kind and stylish lady! We always enjoyed talking to her after church and hearing about her family and summer cottage. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Susan and Jeff Coffman
Karlene and Kristine Kreutzer,
Lehigh Acres, FL


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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Perry's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.


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