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Anna Pabst Matthews

Sept. 8, 1948 ~ July 9, 2019

Services will be held: July 20, 2019

Wiley Max Altman, Sr.

September 14, 1932 ~ July 14, 2019

Services will be held: July 18, 2019

Mark Wilson

August 30, 1960 ~ July 13, 2019

Services will be held: July 17, 2019

Lloyd Douglas Jones

March 17, 1945 ~ July 12, 2019

Services will be held: July 15, 2019

Martha “Anne” Garner

May 11, 1943 ~ July 11, 2019

Services will be held: July 14, 2019

Linda Golden Brown

November 29, 1944 ~ July 10, 2019

Services will be held: July 15, 2019

Edward “Ed” Wesley Padfield, Jr.

July 29, 1942 ~ July 8, 2019

Services will be held: July 12, 2019

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Lindsay H. Rush

August 19, 1927 ~ June 26, 2019

Services will be held: July 12, 2019

Mildred Stapleford Moore

December 20,1929 ~ April 7, 2019

Mildred Stapleford Moore, age 89, slipped into eternity quietly and peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 7, 2019.

Mildred was born in Craven County, NC to the late Albert Reel Stapleford and Bessie Campbell Stapleford on December 20, 1929. One of six children, she was raised on the family farm. Upon graduation from high school, she studied education at East Carolina University and graduated with a Master’s degree in 1952. During her time at ECU, she met Billy Aldridge Moore and the two married in 1953. They had one child, a daughter, Tanya.

Mildred’s career in education spanned 31 years, and it was evident from early on that teaching was both a talent of hers and a calling. Her first job was as a first grade teacher in Enfield, NC, where the principal of the school was quoted as saying, “I did a good days’ work the day I hired Mildred Stapleford.” She and Billy later moved to the Raleigh area and Mildred took a job at Wiley Elementary, again teaching first grade. She was then approached by her principal with the prospect of undergoing training to teach a new class at Wiley made up of children with disabilities. This class broke new ground in disability education and gave Mildred the opportunity to let her strongest gifts shine. In the years that followed, she became renowned for her effective classroom management and teaching technique of children with disabilities.

Mildred had committed her life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and missions was very important to her. She sponsored numerous missionaries throughout the years and participated in local outreaches herself.

Mildred was pre-deceased by her parents and siblings, the late Albert Stapleford Jr, Margaret Austin, Mary Emma Brinkley, Issac Stapleford, and Jeannett Ipock. She is survived by daughter Tanya Holland, son-in-law Jeff Holland, granddaughter Lauryn Holland, and grandsons Christopher and Benjamin Holland.

The family of Mildred Moore would like to extend their thanks to Mildred’s niece Gloria Austin, friend Karen Rabon, and Avendell Assisted Living for their roles in her care.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Raleigh. Interment will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00pm – 2:00 pm prior to the service.


April 13, 2019

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
801 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, North Carolina 27604


April 13, 2019

2:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home Chapel
831 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, North Carolina 27604


  1. Jennifer Hartline

    My heart is with you, dear Tanya, and I will be remembering you and your mother in my prayers. I know God will be with you in the days ahead, and I pray you feel His comfort and strength and love. Very well done, good and loving daughter. Your mother is surely proud of you.
    What an especially meaningful Easter to come next week, rejoicing in resurrection to eternal life and victory the grave. Thanks be to God through our Lord Jesus Christ, death is not the end.
    Much love,

  2. ReNelle Stemkoski

    Well done, “Mama Millie”. You have received your reward.
    I have such fond memories of Mrs. Moore having traveled in ministry with Tanya for several years. My prayers are with the family as they feel the loss of this dear lady.

  3. Bobbie Carole Moore McClure

    Tanya , Jeff, Lauryn,, Christopher and Benjamin, you are all in my heart and prayers, I loved Aunt Mildred dearly . It has been a very long time since I have seen her but we have some good Memories in my teen age years. She and Uncle Billy took us to the swimming pool in Wilson NC, and we had so much fun. We had a family reunion at their home in Wilson and Uncle Billy played the guitar and we all sang. GREAT memories and I am thinking of all of you at her loss but at the same time I know you have many wonderful loving memories.

  4. Elizabeth Esguerra

    I always enjoyed seeing Mildred’s smiling face every day when I would come to see my mom at Avendelle. I will miss all the questions she would ask me and miss her reading all the signs in the home, but most of all I will just miss her presence sitting in the chair next to my mom, Peg. Rest In Peace, sweet Mildred.

  5. Mary Strong

    Tanya, I never knew your Mom but I know how very much you love her. She will always be in your heart along with the thoughts of where she is now and what she is doing which is by far more than you can imagine. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love to you.

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