Virginia Sylvia (Holmes) Moore

May 27, 1946 ~ April 7, 2021 (age 74)


     Virginia Sylvia Moore, 74, of Ashley, MI, passed away peacefully with her daughter at her side on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at the Hospice House of Mid Michigan, Lansing, MI.

     Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI, on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 11:00 A.M., with her nephew Pastor Terry Bailey officiating.  Burial will take place at Ford Cemetery, Gratiot County, MI. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 11, 2021 from 2-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

     Virginia was born in Locke Township, Ingham County, MI on May 27, 1946, the daughter of JB and Margaret Marie (Newcomb) Holmes. She attended Morrice Public Schools, Morrice, MI.

     On July 25, 1964, Virginia married Richard Allen Moore. They were blessed with nearly 57 years of marriage. Together they owned and operated Town and Country Auto Salvage for over 50 years.

     Virginia dearly loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She welcomed many others who claimed her as "Mom".  She was a devoted wife who always looked forward to spending time with Richard. Her faith was the foundation of her life and she was actively involved in the Owosso United Missionary Church for many years.

     Virginia is survived by her husband Richard, and 5 children: JoAnn (Greg) Parcher of Owosso, Richard L. (Jennifer) Moore of Ashley, Jennifer (Robert) Surdock Jr. of Elsie, Ricky (Melissa) Moore of Ashley and Christina (David) Murdock of Brant. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren: Margaret (Danny), Melissa, Gregory (Nichole), Jesse, Kari (Richard), Robert (Kylie), Debra, Katie (Austin), Alysha (William), Randy (Shy-Ann), Shelly, Kimberly, Nicholas, and Noah; 23 great grandchildren, special friend and sister-in-law Betty (Gordon) Bailey, sister-in-law Brenda Holmes, and many nieces and nephews.  Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, 2 grandsons: Michael Whitaker, and Brent Albring; 4 brothers: Harold, Clair (Louise), John (Dorothy), and Randy Holmes; and nephew Robert Holmes

     Memorials may be made to the Owosso United Missionary Church, 1595 N. Hickory St. Owosso, MI. Online condolencesmay be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI.

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April 11, 2021

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - Elsie
221 E. Main Street
Elsie, MI 48831

Funeral Service
April 12, 2021

11:00 AM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - Elsie
221 E. Main Street
Elsie, MI 48831


Owosso United Missionary Church
1595 N. Hickory Street, Owosso MI 48867

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