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January 1, 1924 ~ May 14, 2023 (age 99) 99 Years Old
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RJ “Bob” Moore, was born in the State of Louisiana and sometime later his family relocated to Wilmington, NC. Bob was one of three siblings. He was born on January 1, 1924 and passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 99 years of age.
Mr Bob, as we affectionately referred to him, often spoke about his life’s journey. He says it was difficult for a black man to find good work in the South and because of its location alongside the Delaware River, during the early 1900s the City of Chester, PA was known around the world as a City flowing with businesses and factory job opportunities and so with a sixth grade education he left North Carolina and traveled alone to Chester, Pennsylvania in search of work. He often spoke about his long-term career at Scott Paper and often times he would work double shifts. He started off making .70 cents an hour sweeping floors and after 41 years of service he retired in 1984 as a forklift operator.
On June 16, 1976 Bob purchased his first home and moved his family to the upper east side of Chester. In 1979 he married his beloved wife, Deaconess Alice Mae Beatrice Freeman Bright Moore who preceded him in death on February 9, 2018. From that union a son Robert James was born and Bob became the step-father of seven children.
After retirement Bob took up gardening. He would get up bright and early each morning to tend to his rose bushes and vegetable garden. When his wife’s health began to fail he took the responsibility of preparing the meals. Each summer the family as well as his neighbors looked forward to his garden fresh veggies and the gift always came with a life lesson that was grounded in determination and commitment.
In 2017 during a hospital visit with his grandson Durand Adams, Bob accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior.
RJ is survived by 2 children Robert J Moore and a daughter Adrian I Jackson. He is also survived by one son in law Frederick Adams, one granddaughter, Andrea, 15 step-grandchildren Marcia, Sheila, Dawn, David, Floyd “Brian,” Durand, Jaime, Keith, Rickeeta, Kadeedra, Shontae, Brionna, Altaire, Aikeem and Kia, a host of great grandchildren, one Sister in Law, Doris Bolin and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
RJ also was preceded in death by his mother and father, 3 brother’s in law, two sister’s in law, 6 children David, Granville, Larry, Nita, Nadine and Cheryl Bright, and one son in-law, Floyd Jackson who was also known as his friend and confidant.