Minnie Jacobs Moses (1911-2002)

CHATHAM, Va. — Minnie Jacobs Moses, formerly of Chatham, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002 in Raleigh, N.C., where she had lived with family since 1999. She was 90 years old.

For over 50 years she assisted in managing and editing the Star-Tribune with her late husband, Preston B. Moses, longtime editor of the county newspaper and community leader.

She was born September 27, 1911. She was the daughter of the late Samuel T. Jacobs and Molly Simpson Jacobs of Hurt, VA.

She was a member of the Chatham Presbyterian Church where she served as a deacon. She was also a member of the William Pitt Chapter of the DAR and the Pittsylvania County Historical Society. She served as a tutor in the Pittsylvania County Literacy Program.

She was educated at Lynchburg Business College and Cornell Medical Center in New York City where she received her bachelors' degree in nursing.

Survivors include one son, P. Donald Moses of Staunton; two daughters, Eve M. Thorson of Richmond and Pattie M. Lilley of Raleigh, N.C.; one brother, Roy H. Jacobs of Hampton; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Calvin Jacobs; and two sisters, Henrietta J. Boyd and Margaret J. Aimone.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 6, 2002 at the Chatham Presbyterian Church at 2 PM by the Rev. Walker Pettyjohn. Interment was at the Hillcrest Burial Park in Chatham.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Chatham Presbyterian Church or other charity. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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