The family and friends of Doris Hardee Mooney are mourning her passing in Liberty Commons of Whiteville on April 21, 2020. Yet they celebrate a life well lived and full of caring for others.
Doris came into this world on March 13, 1924, in Whiteville as the first child of George Dewey Hardee, Sr. and Mamie Hickman Hardee. She lived her life on her own terms. She married the late Till Mooney in 1942, and was happily married for 53 years. Doris was very active in Whiteville and in her children's school activities. Serving as the President of the Whiteville PTA and President of the Whiteville Band Booster Club. While serving as the PTA President, she helped start and managed the operation of the annual Halloween Carnival held in the old Moore's Warehouse each year. She also shared her mother's love for Westminster Presbyterian Church and worked many hours raising funds for the church and spent many years keeping the church nursery. She worked many years as a cashier at Memory's Supermarket and Hill's Supermarket. After she retired, she worked part time at Furney Baker's antique shop. She always enjoyed being out interacting with the public. She traced back her love of dealing with the public to her very first job while she was still in high school, when she was first employed by J.S. Mann's.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Till, her oldest brother, "Buck" Hardee and her loving sister, Marian Hardee Stover Struve.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughters, Sue Mooney Tedder of Hallsboro and Nancy Mooney Little (Chester) of Whiteville; a son, Thomas Tillman Mooney (Tom Frank) of Whiteville; a most beloved brother and sister-in-law, William Kenneth Hardee and Pat of Wilmington; grandsons, Brian Watts of Myrtle Beach, SC, Matt Tedder of Whiteville, Chris Little of Clarksville, TN, Heath Little of Whiteville, Brandon Alman of South Lyon, MI and Ryan Alman of Brighton, MI; a granddaughter, Ashley Alman of South Lyon, MI. She also has 17 great grandchildren to carry her legacy. Also, she leaves behind her very special nieces, Lisa Winesette, Dawn Hardee McQuire and Susan Hardee Rickenbacher. Her endeared nephews, Mike Winesette, Ken (Little Ken) Hardee and Jamie Hardee. Her family takes comfort that she is now in Heaven with her most beloved friend, Elizabeth Wyche.
Pallbearers will be, Heath Little, Chris Little, Jason Smith, Scott Floyd, Brian Miller and Levy Jones.
A private, invitation only graveside service will be held by Reverend Mark Fisher on Saturday, April 26, 2020 at Peacock's Columbus Memorial Park.
A service for the public will be held at a later date.
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