Donald Moss

Donald Moss

Donald Alton Moss, Sr., 81 of 107 Esquire Lane, Elizabeth City, NC died Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Albemarle Hospital.  A native of Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late James Houston Moss and Florence VanLuik Moss and the widower of Helen Virginia Fleischer Moss.  He attended Trinity Baptist Fellowship and was a retired firefighter and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He is survived by three daughters, Kate (John) Hartley of Lakeland, FL, Elaine (Dennis) Snow of Moyock, NC, and Florence Sealy of Virginia Beach, VA; two sons, John (Cathy) Moss of Greenville, NC and Donnie (Marie) Moss of Elizabeth City, NC; a sister, Dorothy (Richard) Gardner of Palm Bay, FL; a brother, James “Skip” (Evelyn) Moss of Anchorage, AK; fifteen grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren.  He was pre-deceased by a brother, John “Jack” Moss.

A memorial service will be Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Fellowship with the Rev. Fred Ellinwood officiating.  A private burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Garden Cemetery Norfolk, VA.  The family will receive friends at the residence.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elizabeth City Fire Department 4 Life, PO Box 347, Elizabeth City, NC 27909.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Moss family.  You may express condolences to the family by visiting

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  1. Sue Newbrough

    Dear Marie and Donald, You have been and are in my prayers as you go through this time. I know that God is sheltering you in His arms.

  2. Louanna Stuter

    What a blessing to have known Don Sr. I loved his smile, those blue eyes and his hugs. I know his time in Elizabeth City was a joy to so many.
    I constantly pray for peace and comfort for all and share your tears.
    God bless, love you guys

  3. Jim Hayth ( Jimmy )

    Love and Prayers for all family and friends of papaw Moss.He always treated me like one of his own.Love you all and may God bring you peace with his decision to bring papaw home.

  4. Amber Simonds

    Mom and Donnie,

    Praying for you both and that peace will come over your home soon. I know things like this are never easy but can be reasoned at times as the best thing to happen for the person that was suffering. Mr. Don was usually quiet the times I was around but please know you both made him very comfortable his last 18 months here and I know he appreciated being in your home.

    I love you both and your generosity towards others is a rare quality!


    Me and Chris

  5. Michael and Suzy Gardner

    We are very sorry to learn of Uncle Don’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

  6. Beverly Moss Hill

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Don’s passing. He leaves behind a legacy in his family and I know that it is difficult for all of you.

    Much love,
    Bev, Kelly, Joey & Christopher

  7. Sandy Kasney

    Oh, Donnie and Marie…so very sorry to see this news. My thoughts are with you and your family…Love, Sandy

  8. Robin Moss Doyle

    Dear Katie, John, Elaine, Tink, and Donnie,
    I am so sad to hear of Uncle Don’s passing. I know how hard it is to lose a dad.
    Uncle Don always made me happy when he was around.
    He was always so happy, joyful, and bigger than life!
    I know you guys will greatly miss him!
    I’m praying for comfort for you and your families at this difficult time.

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