HIGH POINT — Mary Alice Moran passed on April 26, 2021 at her home to join her loving high school sweetheart and husband of 66 years, Ralph. She was born June 15, 1930 to H. Franklin and Essie Hodgin Briggs. She graduated from Jamestown High School and Guilford College.
She was a life-long member of Deep River Friends Meeting. She served as Treasurer for many years, sang in the Choir, and was a teammate with Ralph to prepare and work on Deep River’s Semi-Annual Barbeques.
When Mary Alice and Ralph returned home from California after his service in the United States Air Force with their first child, she began working at Pilot Life in the Actuarial Department. This enabled Ralph to finish his education at High Point College. She worked with Pilot Life for 35 years. Ralph was always so proud of his “Micey” and her professional accomplishments. Micey was always there for Ralph, “Vee”, being the calming presence for him.
She and Ralph joyfully volunteered for over 20 years at High Point Hospital and she made innumerable knitted caps for the newborn babies. She spent her whole life knitting whenever she was sitting somewhere for any length of time, making beautiful sweaters, afghans, caps, scarves for friends, family and acquaintances who were fortunate to be wrapped in her love.
She made many delicious dishes. Her standouts were oatmeal cookies from a cherished recipe given to her during her first year of marriage and a coconut cake that was always a requested favorite at family and Church events.
She is survived by a daughter, Sarah Gibson and husband Charlie of Greensboro; a son, Dan Moran and wife Helen Parrish of Greensboro; five grandchildren, Leathea Woodruff and husband Todd of Seagrove, Dana Benson and husband Patrick of Jamestown, Dani Moran of Greensboro, Alexander Moran of Greensboro, and Eli Moran of New York City, NY, and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.
Mary Alice wanted to send out a large thank-you to Dr. Magrinat who has cared for her well through several cancer fights and to all her wonderful caregivers.
Mary Alice desired these words to be short and sweet, in the same way she spoke, but that does not describe the lavish giving of herself to her sweetheart Ralph, to her children, to her grandchildren and to her great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers please make Memorial donations to Friends Homes Employee Appreciation Fund, Deep River Friends Meeting, or wherever your heart leads.