- 23 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 26, 1966
- Place of birth:
Gary, Indiana, United States
- Date of passing: Oct 24, 1989
Benita Elizabeth Moore has been missing since October 24, 1989. In an effort to bring temporary closure to our family, we celebrate her life with this memorial website. We also hope to bring attention to abuse victims, missing persons and the struggles and grief faced by the families they leave behind. Benita is gone but not forgotten. We will celebrate her life with a memorial service on November 28, 2009 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church Gary, IN.
"Miss you so much cousin. Love you!!!!"
"May God bless your friends and family who remember you always. Much love for you Benita."
"This has really touched my heart, and the tears will not stop flowing. I am truly heart broken over this shameful matter....I wish I had some kind of memory with you, but your light shines brightly through your children, whom I have had that pleasure with. I'm truly sorry that you had to go through such a terrible thing. Though I don't remember seeing your face, I think about you often. I pray that you have the answers to your life's questions....and that you can finally have peace. My heart loves your spirit.....
"Happy 50th birthday Benita. May God keep you in His arms."
It's hard to believe you've been gone 27 years. I think of you often and hope you're celebrating your 50th birthday in grand style with your radiant smile shining all over heaven!"
"Benita, I am missing you today on your 50th birthday. I know if you were here we would be celebrating big time!! I hope everyone laughs, smiles, and remembers all the good times we were blessed to share with you today!!
Gone but not forgotten!!"
This year, as I light a candle in your honor, I remember we also lost your first born son Johnnie (Jay) this year. I honor the wonderful mother that you were. The loss of Jay makes your loss even more tragic."
"To my sweet and soft spoken friend may your spirit be at peace knowing the people in your circle loves and miss you even on today! Childhood friend and class of 1984"
"I remember when Crystal and I were little. I thought you were so nice and sweet. Your smile was golden. I think of you often. You will never be forgotten."
"Mom, I am sure you would be proud of me. Today I am at peace with you being gone. The Most High God has taken my wisdom and knowledge of life and there after to a level appropriate for me to handle the emotional context that comes with being human. I know your spirit lives on in me and my blood line. You are for ever an angel motivating me from deep inside my emotional heart center. Love you always Mom. Love and Light to you."
"When you suddenly realize that you really miss having your big sister in your life. Tears begin to roll."
"Happy Birthday to you cousin/sister. Thinking of you on this special day. Gone but not forgotten, love you much!"
"Gone to soon! Another year without my big sis."
"Mommy Mommy Mommy. They Say that when A child looses thier Parents at a yound age it's because they have an old soul. As old has it may be..... I miss you much and hope to connect with you again one day to feel the love I know you would have given me had you been here to share life experiences with me. Love you much mom."
"Missed and Loved. I am thankful for your beautiful son Duane and to be apart of your loving family. <3"
"Benita, today we celebrate your birthday for you are terribly missed, but not forgotten! I remember your lovely smile, your energy and the mark you left on my heart. I still love and miss you!"
"just thinking hoping i would run into you
miss u girl"
"This has been one of the hardest things for me to do...I so want to believe that you are alive and well somewhere out there waiting for us to find you. The last time I talked to you stains my mind because the next few days after I heard that you were missing. You and Barnabus Warren got me through high school and now you are both gone. I miss and love you both. 'Til we meet again..."
"Auntie Benita I know I'm 3 days late, Happy belated. thanks for watching over us. Never really got a chance to know you, but you are never forgotten. I will see you one day in heaven <3 LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER"
"Mother mother mother. My angel. Happy Birthday and thank you for watching over me as I climb to the mountain top."
"Happy Birthday Sis! We still love and miss you. You are not forgotten!
Your little sister,
"Benita for the little time I know you. You was a great mom, friend, and sister. It is not one day that goes by that I dont think about you."
"Benita, I was thinking about you today so I am writing on your page. I miss you dearly..."
"Happy Birthday my dear cousin. I miss you dearly. I send you lots of love and kisses to you on this day."
"My loving Mom who only left Good things to say about her. My angle who represents the good in me. I love you and I say this hearing and knowing that you would say it back if you had the chance. I light this candle with the light you gave me. With light I return the Love."
"You have been a blessing for creating blessings. Forever missed."
"Just showing love for God for blessing our family even with the loss of our dear sister. We miss her dearly but we know God is in control.
"Haven't seen you since you were in high school. I'll always remember your smile and your cute giggle. Hardly a day goes by when I don't think about you. You were my first niece-in-law."
"Mrs. Moore Spears, I would have loved to meet you, and I can only imagine what a wonderful person you are from the love and joy you passed to your son. I will do the best I can to be the good woman you would like him to have, and I hope that I make you proud as well. May you be at peace and in God's grace. Forever missed but not forgotten."
"I can't remember when we first connected. We were 2 lbs of Fun! She, Barney and I terrorized HM! Always a bright star. I did not know how much I missed her until now. Love U Nita..."
"My beautiful sweet. I will forever see your smile and hear your laughter. Our families had a lot of good times together. I've missed you for 20yrs and will continue missing you..."
"I am a lifelong Moore family friend. Without ever meeting Benita, it is clear that Dionne and Crystal loved and admired her tremendously. May her candle burn eternally in our hearts."
"My sympathy goes out to the entire Moore family, but there’s also a sense of peace and closure that this memorial is taking place. Not a day goes by when I don't think of Benita."
"BENITA, has been prayed for since the day she disappered. She will never be forgotten by all who knew her. I am so thankful GOD GAVE the family the strength to endure. BE BLESSED"
"Nita, the brief years that we spent together loving one another, laughing at each others corny jokes, and enjoying ever moment together were the best times of my life. Love Always..."
"Robert and family, May God bless and keep you in perfect peace."
"Be Blessed Moore Family. You have my prayers for your continued strength. May God grant you peace."
"So sorry for the loss of your loved one. I never met Benita or anyone in the family, but I am a survivor of domestic abuse. God Bless you all and know that I and many others care."
"Our heartfelt thoughts go out to the entire Moore
family. We will never understand why some things happen in life, but be strong and pray that one day you will meet Benita again."
"To my additional family we did so much together on Lincoln Street, at the schools we attended and the trips we took together as neighborhood friends. Benita, thanks for being such a great ANGEL"
"Words don't seem to be important when you are experiencing such a loss. Just know that when words are no longer enough draw on your faith, it will never fail."
"To Benita-Moore-Spears family my heart goes out to you because I know how it feels. Because my son is missing. Your family will be in my prayers."
"I light this candle in memory of all the school days & play times we had together with you, your sibling; and even the friendship between our moms @ home & as pta parents. 4ever missed, never 4gotten"
"My deepest condolescences to you bro' Robert, Crystal, Dionne, and the rest of the family. It is always unfortunate to lose a family member and I hope that you are filled with the joys of her memory."
"I never met aunt Benita but she sounds like a caring woman. Her pictures are beautiful. Her brother, Robert, who is my dad, shares them with me. I wish I had a chance to meet you."
"I am proud to know the Moore family. You all are wonderful people and I pray that God grants you His peace which surpasses all understadning..
God Bless You All"
"Aunt Benita, I never got to meet you. I wish I had. You never expect a thing like this to happen in your own family. I never met you but I still miss you"
"I am thankful for the love and good times shared with Benita and my other sibblings. I am glad that I am able to see her in her children. Benita is truly missed but definitely not forgotten."
"Benita, I am honored to be the first to light a candle in your memory. I am who I am because of you."
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