Emily Broughman Moore, from Natural Bridge, Virginia entered her heavenly home on June 8, 2018.
She would have turned 80 on June 17.
She was born in Botetourt County, the daughter of Jesse "Doc" Phillip Broughman and Irene Elizabeth Beckner Broughman and was the widow of Leo J. Moore.
She was preceded in death by her son, Dennis Michael Moore; brothers, Linwood Broughman, Billy Broughman and sister, Carrie B. Rickman.
She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia "Cindy" A. Moore; her sister, Nancy B. Coleman; sister-in-law, Norma Broughman; grandchildren, Brandi and Shane Lawson and great-grandson, Carter.
For many years, she was a stay at home mom before that terminology was used. Emily raised countless children at the request of generations of parents. The official title was babysitter, but the result was a lifetime of love and friendship, gratitude and respect from the extended family that she and Leo loved and crafted. Leo and Emily cared for foster babies and any other child that needed a loving home.
Several years after Leo passed in 1992, she decided to move to Louisville, Ky., to be closer to Cindy. There she duplicated her love for life and took other families under her wing under the guise of nanny, house cleaner, and angel (their words). They loved her unconditionally and were broken-hearted when she decided to move back home to Virginia in 1999 to be nanny for a special young man named Reeves Whitmore. She never regretted it.
A member of High Bridge Presbyterian Church, she showed her love of Christ through her actions and changed lives wherever she went. Her family was whomever she came in contact with and she had a special love for many. Dawn Goodwin Manspile was with her to the end, there are no words to describe that relationship well enough. We just refer to it as the Dawn and Michelle years. Michelle became an angel in 1972 at the age of 5. Until we meet again in heaven, we should spread the joy and love as Emily taught us by example.
A Celebration of Life will be held at High Bridge on June 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. A reception to visit with friends and family will follow in the educational building. Burial will be private.
Please consider the Glasgow Rescue Squad in your generous donations as something you can do to honor Emily. They saved her life and she would have asked this of you had she lived longer. She had made it a mission.
Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home and Crematory