Sue Harris MosesSeptember 29, 1919 ~ January 23, 2018 (age 98)
Sue Harris Moses, 98, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2018 at Woodlands in Huntington, West Virginia. Sue was born in Twin Branch, West Virginia on September 29, 1919, the daughter of Hewitt Samuel and Mattie Lee Harris. Sue was preceded in death by her parents, her three siblings Nora, James, and Everett, her husband of over 60 years, Jackson Fitzgerald Moses (founder of Moses Auto Group), and her son Jackson Fitzgerald Moses II. Sue is survived by her two sons, Robert Lee Moses and his wife Nikki and John Steven Moses and his wife Doris of Charleston, WV; her daughter Barbara Sue Moses Cook and her husband Ted of Knoxville, TN; and her daughter-in-law Marsha Hawkins Moses of Huntingon, WV; and her thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Sue was a loving wife and mother, and a delightful grandmother who amazingly never forgot a single birthday. Sue graduated from Welch High School in 1937 and then attended collage at Roanoke Business College. Sue was the first of her family to graduate from college. After graduation, Sue worked for Appalachian Power as a bookkeeper while her husband Jack was overseas fighting as a Captain of the Ninety-Ninth Company Division of the United States Army in World War II. Jack and Sue met through a mutual friend at a dance, which Jack later said was the greatest day of his life. They married in 1943 while he was on furlough and later honeymooned on his return in 1946 at The Hotel Roanoke. The $11,000 Sue saved during her seven years working for Appalachian Power while Jack was deployed served as the seed money to help Jack buy his first Lincoln Mercury dealership in Welch, WV in 1947. Sue and Jack were active in their local communities. Sue was a long-standing member of Welch’s Women’s Club, and was chosen to represent her chapter at the National Convention. Upon moving to Huntington, Sue became an avid bridge and tennis player, and also excelled at needle pointing. She was one of the first members of her community to take up jogging and earn her 1000 mile jogging award. She was an honorary member of Guyan Country Club in Huntington, WV as well as the Bent Pine Golf Club in Vero Beach, Florida. Sue and Jack loved to travel, and visited every state in the union. Sue was also a faithful congregant of the Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church in Huntington, WV for over 71 years. Her warm and caring nature coupled with her abilities as a talented cook made the Moses household a magnet for family and friends alike. She was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff and nurses at Woodlands and her devoted caregivers, Wanda Adkins, Gail McComas, and Jill Hatfield, who helped her so much in her later life. Services to honor Sue’s life will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church at 513 10th Street, Huntington, WV 25701 at 11 o’clock. Friends and family may call after 10 o’clock. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Marshall University Foundation or Hospice of Huntington.