Teshie Ann Moore was the beloved daughter of Henry Payton and Golden Abbott. She was born at her home in Mappsville, Virginia on December 9, 1954. On Monday, May 22, 2017 she departed this life at her residence in Bloxom, Virginia.
Teshie received her education in the Accomack County Public Schools. She was employed at Perdue Farms in Accomac and dedicated thirty-two years of service. After retiring from Perdue, she gained employed at the Marine Science Consortium, also known as Chincoteague Bay Field Station. She worked in food service there for six years. Teshie was a member of First Baptist Church in Mappsville and was a member of the choir.
Teshie was a fun, down to earth, genuine, and loving woman. She loved to travel, sing, and be the life of any event she attended. She was also known as “Bob the Builder,” according to her son, the late Ernest Lee Payton. Even if she didn’t know how, she would try to fix or repair anything around the house. No matter who or what time of day, whenever she was called on she was always right there. Teshie was a loyal mother, sister, aunt, and friend.
Teshie was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Lee Moore in 2014; her son, Ernest Lee Payton in 2015; and most recently her sister, Deloris Bailey in January 2017.
She leaves her love and fond memories to her sons, Ervin N. (Diane) Payton of Accomac, VA and Timothy R. Payton of Mappsville, VA; two daughters, Rosie Wilson of Boston, VA and Amanda Moore of Bloxom, VA; seven grandchildren, Brittany Capers, Ankha Matthews, Jr., Akhein Matthews, Danielle King, Ahziah Moore, Isaiah Moore, and Zy’heim Morris; two brothers, George Payton (Martha) and Steve Payton (Diamond), both of Mappsville, VA; two sisters, Rose (John) Strand and Margaret Holden, both of Mappsville, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives that she loved dearly.