Mrs. Elwillie Moorman Smith, affectionately called “Will”, was born on December 6, 1926 to the late Blake Moorman, Sr. and Emma Moorman. She departed this life on October 15, 2019 after a lengthy illness. “Will” graduated from Sims High School in 1944. After graduation she was employed at Union Dry Cleaners. While in Union, she was a member of Galilee Baptist Church. "Will" moved to Washington, DC in 1955 and was employed in various areas of service until her retirement. While in DC she met and married L. C. Smith. She was a member of New Bethany Baptist Church where she served on numerous auxiliaries. Shortly after retirement, "Will’s" mother became ill and in 1989 she returned to Union to become her caregiver. She provided her mother with loving and never wavering care and attended to all her needs. After her mother passed on January 6, 1996, she then became caregiver for her brother, Blake Moorman, Jr., until his passing on December 6, 2011. Without hesitation, she devoted her retirement years to the care of her mother and brother, because of her unselfish love for them. “Will” was an avid reader. She particularly enjoyed reading novels and was known to read at least one novel a week. While living in DC, she encouraged her younger cousins to read and often exchanged books with them. Several of them also became avid readers and attribute the love they acquired for books to her encouragement. When she returned to Union, she was a member of a Book Club that shipped her several novels each month. One of her favorite novels was “Mean Streak” by Sandra Brown. She enjoyed sewing and “hand stitched” the curtains in her home. She loved preparing desserts and her favorites were Sweet Potato, Pecan and Peach Pies. She was a jazz enthusiast but loved all genres of music. She treasured the collection of over 300 78 records that she and her brother began collecting as teenagers. Among those who will cherish her memory are a faithful and devoted niece, Sandra Moorman of Union, special cousins, Annie Sorrells of Washington, DC and Bobbie Swann of Randallstown, MD. She is also survived by numerous other cousins throughout the country. She was Blessed to have a special friend and neighbor, Annie Pearl Smith, who took her to doctor’s appointments, grocery shopped for her, prepared meals and when "Will’s" health began to fail, arranged for Visiting Nurses, Meals on Wheels, interacted with Social Workers, in-home Hospice Care and ensured that all her basic needs were met. She visited her in Heartland Health Care Center almost daily and ensured that staff was providing Will excellent care. Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Community Mortuary. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service. Arrangements are with Community Mortuary, 361 Meansville Road, Union, SC.
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