Eva Gay Moore Webster, 79, of New Point, Va., formerly of Chesapeake, Va., died peacefully on Oct. 23, 2015.
Born in Richmond, Va., on July 3, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Irene Perkins (Walton) Moore and William “WG” George Moore Sr.
Gay, as she was affectionately known by her friends, graduated from Midlothian High School.
At a little cottage on the Mobjack Bay, she met a young man who introduced himself by teasing her about her skinny “mockingbird” legs. They would go on to spend 61 adoringly devoted years in marriage and set a beautiful example of true and lasting love. They opened and ran Webster Elevator Company. With her family, they built New Point Campground from a chicken farm on the Chesapeake Bay. For decades she could be found behind the counter or darting around on a golf cart keeping the rest of us happy. She helped create many fond memories of a youthful sand castle, Fourth of July streamer-endowed bicycle parade or ice cream treat on a tractor-pulled hayride.
She was devoted to Christ and an active member of her church. She touched many young lives as a WMU and GA leader at Great Bridge Baptist Church and countless PTA functions.
While Gay willingly shared herself with so many others, she was devoted to her family first. Together, Gay and Buck raised five children. As a mother, sister and aunt, she was your biggest fan, staunchest supporter, wise counsel and shoulder to cry on. Perhaps the roles she cherished above all others were that of grandmother and great-grandmother. From late-night ice cream, rides on the golf cart, to picnics, planting flowers, and crabbing off the pier, she treasured making great memories with the little ones.
She is survived by her adoring husband of 61 years, Edmund B. “Buck” Webster Jr.; her loving family, including her five children and their spouses, Byron and Marni Webster of Chesapeake, Bonnie and Jim Cooley of New Point, Barry and Leesa Webster of Chesapeake, Ben and Donna Rae Webster of Chesapeake, and Benita and Marcus Petrella of Glen Allen; 20 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; her sister, Barbara and Otis Curling of Chesterfield, and her brother, Bill “Juni” and Sharon Moore of Winter Garden, Fla.
Gay has been passing on her entire life. She passed on her incredible work ethic and drive, her grace and poise, and her kindness and caring. Although she has passed on now in an eternal way, we know that she has merely relocated to a higher place where she will continue to pass on.
Services were held in Richmond, Va., Oct. 28, 2015.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.