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Vernice (Wade) Moore Gore
August 8, 1938 ~ November 2, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Vernice Moore Gore, 85, died, unexpectantly, on November 2, 2023, at home. She was born August 8, 1938, in Charleston, Mississippi. She’s the daughter of Esley Eugene Shepherd and Cebella Willis, who preceded her in death. She was baptized at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in Elkhart.
Vernice graduated from Elkhart High School in 1957. She attended Ball State University.
Vernice moved to Chicago Ill in Feb of 1961, where she met and married George Moore in Nov of 1964. In July of 1969, Vernice moved to Philadelphia Pa. Vernice was employed at National Analyst for 30 years. Vernice met and married Larry Gore, and was blessed with four stepsons Darryl, Terrence, Todd and Xavier. Vernice always active in the church, joined Zion Hill Baptist church in 1980, and faithfully served on various church boards and committees. She loved volunteering and helping others, especially youth. So, she volunteered at Philadelphia Public library, several years with the VNA Hospice of Philadelphia, and mentored in the public schools.
After retirement, Vernice moved back to Elkhart and united with Full Gospel Fellowship Church. Vernice loved being around children, she immediately started mentoring in the Elkhart Public school system. She was continually active in the community, volunteering at the Lerner Theatre; in the Library at the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, mentor for Dream Works, Inc., and volunteered at New Creation Daycare.
There are many things to be said about Vernice but what stands out the most is “Vernice Loved People.”
Surviving to mourn her departure, are sons Darryl Gore (Philadelphia Pennsylvania), Terrence Gore (Dallas, Texas), Todd Gore (Savannah GA) and Xavier Gore (Dallas Texas); grandchildren: Caroline Wilson, Michael Gore, Saniyah Gore, Brandon Gore, and Michelle Gore; one foster brother, Joe Gamble; and host of cousins.
A visitation for Vernice will be held from 10AM to 11AM followed by a service of remembrance at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 9, 2023 at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral, 403 W Franklin St, Elkhart, IN 46516.