Michael Moore

June 4, 1957 - April 30, 2024
Michael  Moore

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Michael Lyn Moore, known affectionately as Michael, passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 30, 2024, in Wilmington, NC, at the age of 66.

Born on June 4, 1957, in Pender County, Michael lived a colorful life filled with passion for his work in the Antique Business. He was a well-known dealer in the Castle Street Antique district, where his expertise and love for antiques shone through.

Michael will be remembered for his wit, charm, and dedication to his craft. His presence in the antique world will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work and admiration from those in the industry.

Michael is reunited in the afterlife with his parents John Adron Moore and Mary Etta Caison Moore, daughter Tara Renee Moore, brother Nelson L. Moore, and his partner Glenn Jenkins.

He is survived by his sister Rosalie M. Riley, Lynetta Kay Moore, brother John Moore and partner Garland Whaley, nephew Gary Riley, Jordan Padilla, Ryan Fennell, Pete Riley, niece Suzzanna Fennell, and Cierra Parker.

A celebration of Michael’s life will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at St. Jude’s MCC at 12:30 PM, followed by burial at Riverview Cemetery in Watha. The family will receive friends from 11:30 until service time.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be directed to St. Jude’s MCC at 19 N. 26th Street, Wilmington, NC 28405.

Michael’s memory will continue to live on in the hearts of his loved ones and the antique community he was so cherished in. Rest in peace, dear Michael.

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  • May 07, 2024
    Harry says:
    So sorry that this news reached us too late to join the observance of Michael’s passing. Michael loved his family and cherished his friends as fine treasures (moreso than those relics at the sales). We knew Momma Moore from the Shelter, up on 53. Of course there was Lynetta who I fought with over the charcoal... Shane, was a sure conversation as to if he had come by, what he had done this week, but most importantly what he was going to do. Shane, you must use Michael’s passing as a cause unfulfilled. We will miss this Legacy of Wilmington and his work making it a better place to be for us all.Harry

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  • May 06, 2024
    Ty Hughs says:
    I met him once and he gave me a fair deal. Just a memorable great great man.

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