Arlene Gail Moore, 61, Port Orange, met the Lord she loved and served all of her life on Monday, August 8, 2016. Born June 14, 1955 in Charleston, S.C., she died after a courageous 16-month battle with brain cancer. Her favorite thing to do on this earth was to spend time with her family and friends whom she dearly loved. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking and reading.
We say good bye to a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter and friend who blessed the many lives she touched.
Having attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, Arlene’s passion in life was to teach young children about the love of Jesus. She was an active member of First Baptist Church Daytona Beach for more than 40 years; and served as Director of Children and Preschool for 12 years before retiring in 2009. Her missionary zeal took her to Kenya twice and also to Cuba and Equador. After retirement, Arlene continued to teach her kindergartners’ Sunday school class until the last few weeks of her life.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband Charles (Chuck) Moore, sons, Kevin Smith and C.J. Smith, both of Daytona Beach; granddaughter Jasmine R. Smith, South Daytona and grandchildren by heart, Daisia N. Mitchell and Xzavior E. Mitchell, both also of South Daytona.
She is also survived by her father, John Holder (Dorothea), Ocala; sisters, Cheryl Grant, Jacksonville, Janet Hubbs (Jon), Orlando; and brothers Stephen Holder (Dawn), Green Cove Springs and Mark Holder (Gee), Hollister. She is predeceased by her mother, Mary Holder, Jacksonville.
Arlene was surrounded by many wonderful Christian friends who were both prayerful and supportive during her illness. Two long-term friends who were especially close to her were Dianne Johnston and Adrienne Owen. The family thanks all of those who prayed and provided us with many delicious meals, transportation and encouragement.
Services will be held at First Baptist Church, 118 Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach on Saturday, August 13 at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Bobby H. Welch officiating. Internment will be at a later date at Daytona Memorial Park.