Janice Marie Moore-Edwards, 72

On Thursday evening, November 5, 2020 Janice Marie Moore-Edwards of Wake Forest, North Carolina gained her HEAVENLY WINGS while at home with her family. She was born on September 13, 1948 in New Bern, North Carolina. She was the oldest daughter of eight siblings of the late Martha Kearney Moore and William Shakespeare Moore, Sr. Janice is survived by her two siblings Brenda Moore and William Moore, Jr. She was proceeded in death by her siblings Robert Earle Fisher, Mary Jeanenne, Jacqueline Louise, Karen Sue (infant) and Katrina Lynn (infant).

Janice was educated in the Craven County School District in New Bern, North Carolina. She graduated from JT Barber High School in 1966. A year later in 1967 at a relatives wedding she met her future husband. On March 19, 1971 Janice married Michael D. Edwards a young Marine who was stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Havelock, North Carolina. Michael was from and raised in East Elmhurst, Queens, New York. From the union came three daughters Shawndra Yvette, Tanisha Lavette, Tamara Michelle. Later in life another daughter Kirstin Lee Pruner Dooley. 

She had traveled many military stations from the east to the west coast. In the spring of 1978, she established a new long life journey with her children and husband. When she moved to the city of Lake Forest, California, previously known as El Toro, California where her husband was stationed at El Toro Marine Corp Air Station. She began laying down roots with her community and children school districts. She flourished with making memories with her husband, her girls, her neighborhood and surrounding community with bonus daughters, sons and godchildren. She was the Matriach of the family, protector, teacher of life, outspoken, funny, kind, a friend to everyone, her girls first playmate and a disciplinarian if needed,  But most of all she was truly a secondary mother to whom ever needed guidance with a safe home. She would cook and feed all and was the caretaker to anyone who have known her. After twenty-seven years of living in Lake Forest with her husband and her family, they decided to relocate back to North Carolina in 2005. They moved to Wake Forest, North Carolina to begin their retirement with their beloved children, grandchildren and great grandchildren that followed years later. In the summer of  August of 2005 she joined the Crossroad Fellowship Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. Where she attended and served passionately as a volunteer in the church nursery among other duties.

When she was called home, Janice closed all chapters of her life and peacefully transitioned with her HEAVENLY ANGEL WINGS. She leaves behind her husband of forty-nine years Michael. Her daughters; Shawndra Yvette, Tanisha Lavette (John), Tamara Michelle, and Kirstin Lee. Seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, godchildren, sister Brenda Moore (Brian) of Brooklyn and brother William Moore, Jr. (Veatrice) of New Bern. And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins , honorary daughters, sons and a host of friends.


We thought of you today

But that’s nothing new

We thought of you yesterday

And days before that too

We think of you in silence

And often speak your name

All we have are memories and your picture in a FRAME

Your Memory is a keepsake

From which we will never part

God has you in HIS ARMS NOW

You have been graced with beautiful HEAVENLY ANGEL WINGS.

We have you in OUR hearts forever

Be FREE and SOAR high in the Heavens Kingdom

With every Bright rainbow and shining Moonlight

With every Wind Breeze, We will always remember your Beautiful smile and Laughter.

We will forever have your endless memories that are imprinted in our soul of our beautiful Mother

Because you instilled strength with every heartbeat

We will never forget anything about our life’s journey as mother and daughters

Because we were ALL BLESSED TO HAVE YOU!!!!!!!!

The Celebration of Life visitation will be held from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at Bright Funeral Home 405 S. Main Street, Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587 on Saturday November 28, 2020. Followed by the Celebration of Life services will be located in the Bright Funeral Home Chapel at 3:00pm.

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