Rachel Ann Dunlap Moore, 82, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. She was born on July 29, 1938 to Auby Dalton and Esther McIntosh Dunlap. Rachel graduated from Highfalls School in 1955 and later received Associate Degrees from both Sandhills and Randolph Community Colleges.


Rachel married J. Wilbert (Dee) Moore in 1955 and made a home in the Jugtown community in northern Moore County. They were married 59 years at the time of his death in 2014. She worked for attorney Dock G. Smith in Robbins, NC for many years and finished her career as a Tax Appraiser for the County of Moore before retiring in 2003 with twenty years of service. Rachel was a faithful and active member of Needhams Grove Baptist Church and held the offices of church secretary and clerk for over 40 years. 


Rachel loved decorating her home for holidays and always made sure her children’s birthdays were celebrated occasions. In her retirement she found joy working in her flowers, spending time in her rocker on the porch with family and neighbors, babysitting, and taking trips with the Senior Saints church group. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Rachel was preceded in death by her husband, Dee; her parents; brothers, Doug, Kenneth, and James Dunlap; and sisters, Catherine Key, Dorothy Wright, and Shelby Fallin.


Rachel is survived by her three children, Gail Wilson and husband Danny, Rickie Moore, Johnna Davis and husband Bryan; five grandchildren, Sarah Parsons and husband Matthew, Jared Wilson and wife Dana, Caleb Wilson, Charlotte Davis, Annie Davis; three great grandsons: Thomas Parsons, Titus Parsons, Tobias Parsons, all of Seagrove, NC; her sister Sarah Hussey of Vass, NC; and several nieces and nephews.


A graveside service will be held at 2 pm Friday, July 16th, at Needhams Grove Baptist Church, with Pastor DJ Harry officiating. The body will lie in repose from 3 until 7 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at Kennedy Funeral Home.


Memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or to Needhams Grove Baptist Church, 359 Needham Grove Road, Seagrove, NC 27341. Online condolences may be made at www.pinesfunerals.com.

Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Moore family.

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  1. I am so sorry to learn of Rachel’s passing! To all of her family you have my heartfelt Sympathy and prayers!

  2. To the entire family,
    May you feel God’s loving arms around you as you go through this difficult journey. May all your memories bring you comfort and may the joy of knowing you will see her again bring you peace.
    We love you all.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your Mother will be greatly missed. She was a very special lady. Prayers for all the family during this time of loss❤️

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss , Rachel was a sweet kind elegant Lady , she will be missed in Neighborhood and many more ways . Prayers for the family may God wrap his loving arms around you at this time and give you peace to know Heaven is sweeter with Rachel there ! Love you all !

  5. Sending love to you all. May the Holy Spirit bring each of you peace, comfort and strength during this time of sadness. Sad to hear of Aunt Rachel’s passing, but happy to know there will be no more pain or suffering for her. Aunt Rachel was always so kind and caring. A sweet soft voice asking how I was doing. She will be missed by so many. God’s blessings to you all.

  6. I am so sorry to hear of aunt Rachel’s passing. Gail, Rickie and Johnna, my thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your families. Your mom and I spoke and corresponded numerous times over the years. We shared memories, photographs, some good laughs, and tears. She will always hold a very special place in my heart. I love you all.

  7. Thinking of your entire family.
    We pray for peace & comfort during this sad time!!!
    Our love to you…. As you say your earthly good byes.
    Love y’all!♥️
    Gala & Keith

  8. So sorry to hear of Rachel’s passing. She was always so very kind and friendly whenever I saw her. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time! We are so blessed to have known Rachel. Heaven is sweeter now that she’s there rejoicing with her Lord and Savior. Love you all!

  10. Gail, Rickie, Johnna and families
    So sorry to hear of Aunt Rachel’s passing, she was always so kind to me. Loved our talks when I would stop by. Will miss her but know she’s rejoicing now. I love you all. Praying for God’s comfort during this time. Paula

  11. With Heart-Felt Sympathy, Love and Prayers 🙏. Wonderful childhood memories of visiting “Dee & Rachel”. My Mom & Dad were good friends with them. Rachel was such a kind woman. It is a comfort to know she is now with our Lord. No more pain or suffering; joining other loved ones. Gail, Rickie, & Johnna my heart aches for you. Matthew 5:4 ” Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” Grief is the price we pay for loving someone. What a blessing to have had the love and friendship of Rachel Moore. She will always be missed by those fortunate to have known her. (From the family of Charlie F. Dunlap) Lillie McQueen Dunlap, Grace Dunlap Stevens, Larry Allen Dunlap, Sherry Lynn Lee & Joseph. We love you all.

  12. Rickie, Sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Heather sent me the obituary and just reading it I can see what a wonderful Mom you had. Your family will be in our thoughts and Prayers. May you find comfort in knowing she was loved by many I’m sure.
    Take Care, Darrell & Martha Jean

  13. Gail, Rickie, Johanna and families, What a great loss for our church family and community. It’s sad to ride by houses and reflect on precious neighbors who have gone on to be with the Lord! I loved Ms Rachel’s holiday decorations. I always envied her Valentine hearts. She was one of my dear Senior Saints, and I will miss her so much, but I am so happy she’s with our Lord and Savior. My friends, we will see our parents and family again. Love to all and God’s blessings for the days ahead!

  14. Our hearts are so sad for all your family we love each one of you may God put his arms around you and carry you at this sad time ! Praying for all! Jerry and Helen Allen, Mark Allen and family

  15. I’m so sorry about Aunt Rachel. My thoughts and prayers are with my cousins Gail, Rickie and Johnna and your families. I haven’t saw ya’ll in forever but just know that I love ya’ll and if you need anything let me know. Miss you guys and love ya’ll!

  16. So sorry for your loss. John and I are praying for your family. Rachel was a kind and elegant lady. She will be missed but heaven has gained a precious soul.Love the whole family.

  17. So sorry that Rachel isn’t here but I know her body is whole and renewed because she is with her savior. Prayers of comfort for the family.

  18. Gail, Ricky, Johnna and family,
    Kim and I are grieved for you all in your loss of Mrs. Moore. A sweet, kind lady with an encouraging word every time you met her. She loved her family and always mentioned you all in conversation with others. She will be missed. May God cradle you all in his loving now in your grief and in the days to come. We love you all. Bruce and Kim

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