Mariah Violet Moore of Manns Harbor, Dec. 11

By on December 14, 2018

On December 11, 2018, heaven welcomed a young kindred soul. Mariah Violet Moore, 22 of Manns Harbor suddenly and unexpectedly passed away in Martin County, North Carolina.

Mariah’s spirit is truly too beautiful to be encapsulated by words. She sent her love out into the world and it traveled. She never met a stranger; touching everyone’s heart in a special way with her radiant smile and powerful soul. Mariah set no limits on herself. She was so brave and strong, nothing could hold her back from what she set out to do. She seized every moment and truly lived each day to the fullest.

Mariah was born on May 2, 1996, in Chesapeake, Virginia. She was a lifelong resident of the Outer Banks. She attended First Flight Elementary School then transferred to Manteo Middle School and graduated from Manteo High School in 2014. She was a senior at East Carolina University majoring in Business and Fashion Merchandising with a scheduled graduation in May of 2019.

When Mariah was not at school, she would be enjoying time with her friends at the beach and traveling. She often came home to the Outer Banks in her free time to see her loved ones and to soak up the sunshine and ocean, two of her favorite things. She enjoyed her summers working at Foxy Flamingo Boutique in Nags Head.

Mariah is survived by her mother, Heather Anne Moore and significant other Chris Edwards and his children; sister, Victoria Hope Moore of Charlotte, NC; brother, David Kyle Gradeless, United States Navy Sailor; maternal aunt, Tami Lynn Williams and significant other Chase Fitzgerald and children Layla, Lilly, and Scarlet of Parkersburg, WV; grandparents, James and Marianne Gradeless and son, Jimmy Gradeless of Southern Shores, NC; great-grandmother, Violet Bunner of Parkersburg, WV; uncles, Ray Moore and wife Dola and children of Nags Head, NC, Kirby Moore and wife Janice and children of Nags Head, NC, Ward Moore and wife Debbie and daughter of Nags Head, NC and Spencer Moore and children of Kill Devil Hills, NC; paternal aunts, Elizabeth Moore Brooks and husband Howard and children of Virginia Beach, VA and Juliet Moore Parkman and husband Mike and children of Virginia Beach, VA.

Mariah was preceded in death by her father, James Mitchell Moore; maternal grandmother, Carol L. Williams; and paternal grandfather, Edmund Moncure Moore.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018, from 2:00 until 4:00 pm at Twiford Funeral Home in Manteo. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, December 17, 2018, at Manteo First Assembly will burial following at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at

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Sorry for your loss, I will pray for the family.