Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ronald Moring 1947-2009

Moring, Ronald

Quietly, during the afternoon hours of Monday, July 13th, 2009, God reached out and took the hand of his faithful servant Ron and carried him to his heavenly home where he is now fully healed of Metastic Melanoma Cancer. Ronald was the second son of Ruth Shelley and Vernon Moring, born on April 11, 1947 in Petersburg. He was a resident of Petersburg all his life and graduated from the Petersburg School System. An Air Force veteran, he served on active duty (6994 Security Forces) in Turkey and Viet Nam. He retired after 32 years of employment at Honeywell Inc. and then worked for the Bureau of Tourism in Petersburg. Ron was a man of great passions and love of all life. He loved his church, Washington St. United Methodist Church, its history and it’s spiritual and civic commitment. Nothing gave him greater pleasure than to walk you through it’s beautiful sanctuary and tell its history. He served his church well. He loved his city. His time at the Tourist Bureau gave him the outlet to let everyone he met know of its history, its revitalization and its promise for greatness. A people person, he never met a stranger. His warmth and ability to communicate made people who had only known him for five minutes tell him their life’s story. Often these people continued to communicate with Ron, and felt as if they had known him, all of their lives as well. He had a great passion for photography, taking hundreds of pictures through out his lifetime. From the beauty of nature to the intrigue of people, he captured on film those things and everything in between. His life was also one of service to all things and people. His kitties he saved bear testament to this. Ron is survived by his wife and companion of 31 years Cheryl Anne Sculthorpe-Moring, his brother, Donald H. Moring and wife Kathy of Prince George. Nephew, Troy Moring and wife Donna, great-niece, Kaley and great-nephew, Brady of Ford, VA. His wife’s parents, Betty and Duke Sculthorpe and family. Also, many cousins and their families, beloved friends and neighbors.

Visitation will be held at J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral home, Petersburg on Thursday July 16th from 6:30 to 9:00pm.

A service of memories and music will take place at Washington St. United Methodist Church at 2:00pm on Friday, July 17th, 2009. Interment will be at Blanford Cemetery at the Moring grave site. Following the burial, all family and friends are invited to return to the church for a time of food and fellowship.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
Washington St. United Methodist Church Restoration Fund
22 E. Washington St. Petersburg VA 23804
the Petersburg Animal Shelter,
1600 Johnson Rd, Petersburg, VA.

Ron Morning was indeed my friend.

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